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Wise River, Montana

Hike to Lower and Upper Seymour Lakes

12 Miles Total - Out-and-Back Trail

Originally added by Sally Henkel

This adventure can be a great day hike or overnight. Enjoy solitude with few crowds on this trail.

There are so many wilderness areas to choose from in Montana, it can be quite overwhelming. But try this on for size: the Pintlers are essentially Glacier National Park, without the people. Not only does it traverse the CDT, but chances are you won't see a lot of people, if any, on your adventure.

The trail starts at the Lower Seymour Lake Trailhead and is relatively flat for the first couple of miles. You don't gain a lot of elevation along the way. It's about 5-7 miles to the lake, which sits in a cirque. You can keep hiking about 2 miles to Goat Flat and beyond.

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Chillin
Camping
Fishing
Photography
Backpacking
Hiking
Easy Parking
Forest
Lake
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife
Swimming Hole

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Great for the less experienced

I've had the opportunity to hike this trail several times. Each time I have been accompanying a group of teen aged young men with little to no experience backpacking or camping. This hike gives you all you need when coming from Michigan. The trail is in great shape, it's possible to start late in the day and camp in a meadow before heading to the lake, or you can do the whole hike to the lake in one day. You get to feel the elevation gain towards the end of the trail with switchbacks, and then you come upon the lake and stand in awe. Once at the lake, there are great options for camping, wading in the stream and hiking around. if the weather is good it's possible to summit the peak behind the lake. Will be there again in June, can't wait

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