Star Peak via Pillick Ridge

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Date: WednesdayAug 14, 2024
Rating: Strenuous
Leader: Carl Rantzow
Directions to Trailhead or Meeting Location:

We will meet at the 999 Big Eddy pull out. Leave a vehicle there, then carpool 2 miles up Hwy 200 to the Blacktail Creek trailhead. The meeting spot is just off of Montana Highway 200 45 miles east of Sandpoint, ID and 45 miles West of Thompson Falls, MT near mile marker 6.5.

Hike Description:

Join us for a hike to Star Peak via Blacktail Creek Trail and Pillick Ridge. We will hike up Blacktail Creek Trail 997 then use a hunters trail to make our way up to Pillick Ridge and hiking to Star Peak then down Historic Big Eddy Trail 999 (Star Peak Trail) to Hwy 200.

Climbing a little over 4,000 feet, this hike will end up being about 12 miles.  The hike is a steady climb through forests sprinkled with huckleberry bushes, bear grass, and stunning views.

Come prepared for a full day of hiking.  Snacks, lunch, layers of extra clothes, rain gear, and sunscreen are always advisable in the mountains.  Maybe bring along your binoculars and a camera.

Hike timeline 9:30am – 5:30pm MT (8:30am – 4:30pm PT)


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