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Way-Up Mine Trail

Libby Montana

Listing Type: National Forest Trail
City: Libby Montana
Region: Glacier Country

On Way-Up Mine Trail one will often see bands of mountain goats on the cliff faces in the area. The trail offers vistas of Lost Horse Mountain to the south and glimpses of Twin Peaks to the north as well as good views of the basin, which forms the headwaters of West Fisher Creek. At the end of the trail is a tailings pile and an adit (mine shaft.) DO NOT go into the mine shaft! It is extremely dangerous!

Although there is water near, drinking it is not advised as this water may contain contaminants from the mining operation. Use of the cabin at the trailhead is prohibited. Motorized vehicles are not allowed.

Length: 1.3 miles. Light use, moderate difficulty.

Area Map: Libby Ranger District Road Access Map .USGS Map: Howard Lake

Directions: From Libby travel south on Highway 2 for 25 miles, turn right onto West Fisher Road 231. Proceed 6 miles then turn toward Lake Creek Campground 2332. After .5 mile turn right onto Road 6746, follow to a switchback to the east. Stay on this road as it forks onto the West Fisher Creek then climbs to the trailhead, 3 miles, which takes off steeply downhill to the west. The road accessing this trail for the last 3 miles is not maintained.

Way-Up Mine Trail
Kootenai National Forest, Libby, MT 59923

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