Palisade Recreation Trail 44 - Stevensville

The Palisade trail is 4.9 miles long. It begins at Forest Road 1348 (Willow Mountain) and ends at Forest Trail 86 (Skalkaho-Gird).

This trail skirts the northern edge of the 20,000 acre Skalkaho Game Preserve and ends at Burnt Fork Lake in the Sapphire Mountains. Travel along the ridge trail offers views of the scenic Bitterroot Mountains and opportunities to see big game. The trailhead, 18 miles northeast of Hamilton, MT on the Willow Creek Road, has a develped campsite, horse-feed bunks, and hitchrails.

The trail is open for the following uses: Horseback Riding, Motorcycle Trail Riding

Length: 4.9 miles

Trail Begins: Forest Road 1348

Trail Ends: Trail 86

Area Map: Bitterroot National Forest Visitors Map

USGS Map1: Burnt Fork Lake

USGS Map2: Willow Mountain

Township 7N; Range 18W; Section 32

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Phone: 406-777-5461
Fax: 406-777-7423

The trailhead is 18 miles northeast of Hamilton on the Willow Creek Road.

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Bird Watching, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Nature Area, Picnicking, Sightseeing, Walking, Wildlife Viewing