North Fork Granite Trail (5) is north of the Pilots Knob trail. It follows the Bitterroot Divide to Granite Peak. This is high dry country with Ponderosa Pine forest. There is no drinking water available along the trail, so please remember to bring you own water. You can see all over western Montana from there so you'll want a map.
Length: 1.7 miles.Trail Begins: Trail 1314 West of Lolo Hot Springs via Forest Service Road 9942.Trail Ends: Trail 316.1
Area Map: Lolo Forest Visitors Map .USGS Map1: Lolo Hot Springs and Granite Pass.Township 11N; Range 24W; Section 4
Directions: Highway 12 from Lolo past Lolo Hot Springs. Fish Creek Road to the right, 2 miles to road 343 and go left. Take the next right past the old skid road on your right. Take the next left and go to the end. The trailhead for Pilots Know and the North Fork Granite Trail are there. The North Fork Trail forks off the Knob trail within a mile.
North Fork Granite Trail
Lolo National Forest, Missoula, MT 59804
- Horseback Riding
- Backcountry Camping
- Wildlife Viewing
- Bird Watching