Hike for All Ages and Abilities – Big Spar Lake

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Date: FridaySep 02, 2022
Rating: Easy to Moderate
Leader: Brooke Bolin
Contact: Brooke@scotchmanpeaks.org   
Directions to Trailhead or Meeting Location:

From MT-56, turn onto Troy Mine Road (westbound; aka Asarco Mine Road). It is located between milepost 24 and 25, a few miles north of Bull Lake. After about 3 miles, turn right onto FR-7148 (gravel) and follow that for 1.5 miles. It will merge with FR-384 a half-mile before FR-384 is blacktopped. Follow FR-384 for about 2 miles to Spar Lake; the trailhead is signed, in a clearing to the left. There is plenty of parking.

Hike Description:

This hike will be a fun and slow-paced hike for any age or ability. We will be taking our time, checking out the views and flora we can find around us.

From the trailhead, the trail drops down nearly to the shores of Spar Lake. It picks up an old logging road and follows along the lake. Then, the trail moves away from the road bed and in true singletrack fashion meanders through a shady cedar forest, all the while hugging the lakeshore. Views of the lake are filtered throughout and the trail stays a fair bit above the water level.

We expect to travel no more than 2 miles out and 2 miles back. We’ll meet at the Trailhead at 1 pm (Mountain Time) and expect to be back to the cars by 2:30 pm (Mountain Time).

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