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Sauerkraut Trail

Townsend Montana

Listing Type: National Forest Trail
City: Townsend Montana
Region: Southwest Montana

Sauerkraut Trail is one of the original accesses to the Lincoln View Mine, which is located near the end of the trail. As with many trails built on Forest Service Land it was constructed for purposes other than recreation. However, it is an excellent hiking trail especially for a family day trip because of its' short length and the cultural aspect. The trail follows the creek the entire way through a closed canopied forest of Douglas Fir and Lodgepole Pine. You may even be lucky enough to hike this trail during berry season when there are huckleberries galore.

Please be careful around the mine. There are many unseen hazards. Once past the mine the trail turns into an old road. This road continues up to the intersection with Trail 404 with a few other hiking options available.

Length: 2.5 miles.Trail Begins: Forest Road 1892.Trail Ends: Forest Road 1891

Area Map: Helena Forest Visitor Map .USGS Map1: Moose Creek.USGS Map2: Nevada Lake.Township 13N; Range 9W; Section 18

Directions: From Lincoln, follow Highway 200 west for a distance of three miles. Turn south on Dalton Mountain Road 329 and follow approximately four miles. After driving over Sauerkraut Creek Bridge an old logging road comes into view. The trail begins at the edge of the logging unit and is signed. The trail follows the creek up to an old mine and is in excellent condition.

Sauerkraut Trail
Helena National Forest, Townsend, MT 59644

  • Hiking
  • Walking
  • Sightseeing
  • Nature Area
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Picnicking
  • Bird Watching
  • Trail

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