Parmenter Creek Trail - Libby

The lower 3 miles of Parmenter Creek Trail #140 is unusual for the Cabinets, as the valley is wide and flat enough to provide many camping spots along the creek. An unmaintained trail also goes downstream from the end of the road which leads to the back of Woodway Park, a housing development. Good swimming holes will be found on this stretch of the trail. The access from town makes the trail popular with horseback riders. No motorized vehicles are permitted on this trail, and no vehicles are allowed within the wilderness boundary.

Length: 8.5 miles.

Moderate use

Difficulty: moderate

Trail Begins: Parmenter Hill Road

Trail Ends: Junction of Trails 141 and 360 at Upper Cedar Lake

Area Map: Kootenai National Forest Visitors Map

USGS Map1: Little Hoodoo Mountain

USGS Map2: Scenery Mountain

Township 30N; Range 31W; Section 8

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Phone: 406-295-4693
Fax: 406-295-7410

From Highways 2 and 37, go west 1 block. Turn left on Main Street and follow to Balsam. Turn right and cross Flower Creek bridge. Turn left and drive .4 mile, turning right up Parmenter Hill. At top of hill take the first right and follow the main road to a Y. Take the unpaved left fork about 200 yards to the trailhead sign.

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