Hogan Cabin - Wisdom

Hogan Cabin was built in the 1920's to provide field quarters for trail crews, smoke chasers, timber cruisers or grazing inspectors. The cabin is a one-room log building. The cabin has no electricity and no running water. It is equipped with a wood stove, a table, chairs, four bunk beds with mattresses, an axe, a shovel, a bucket, dishes, cleaning gear, and a propane stove and lantern. There is an outdoor toilet. Visitors must provide their own bedding.

Winter recreationists can snowmobile and cross-country ski to the cabin. Using the cabin as a base camp, visitors can take day trips to explore the area, photograph winter wildlife or enjoy the scenery.

Visitors should plan to bring their own bedding, food, toilet paper, small propane canisters or candles, dishtowels, compass and maps, flashlight, garbage bags, and matches. A vault toilet and barn with additional firewood is nearby.

Rental fee is $25.00 per night for up to 3 consecutive nights. For more information contact the Wisdom Ranger District.


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Phone: 406-689-3243

Hogan Cabin is located 25 miles west of Wisdom, Montana.

Access 1: Forest Service Road #1260: This road takes off from the Chief Joseph Pass sign. The first mile is for skiers only. The remaining road is shared by both skiers and snow machine users. The route is marked with Blue and Orange diamonds. This route is recommended for the novice or inexperienced skier. The total distance is approximately 6 miles.

Access 2: Shoofly Trail #101B is the shortest route into Hogan Cabin, it is also the most difficult. This trail takes off from the Parking Area along side of Highway 43 by the Cabinet Creek sign. There are a a few sections with steep pitches and most of the difficult sections are tree lined. If you choose the Shoofly Trail, consideration should be given to snow conditions and skier experience. This trail is marked with Blue diamonds.

Access 3: This trail leaves the Shoofly trail from the north end of the meadow and it rejoins Shoofly at the top of the hill. The Shoofly Alternate offers skiers going towards Hogan Cabin a more gentle ascent of the hill. If snow conditions are poor when you are returning from the cabin or you are not comfortable with the faster down hill that Shoofly offers this route may be advisable. It is marked by Blue diamonds.

Access 4: The Trail Creek Road #106 is the main snow machine route into the area and is marked with Orange diamonds. It is also the flattest route into Hogan Cabin. If skiers plan to use this route, encounters with snow machines can be expected. It is 6 miles to Hogan Cabin on this road.

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