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Placer Basin Trail

Big Timber Montana

Listing Type: National Forest Trail
City: Big Timber Montana
Region: Yellowstone Country

Placer Basin Trail (20) starts 1 mile south of Camp on the Boulder, immediately crosses a foot bridge across the Main Boulder River, traverses to the south and switchbacks and follows Hawley Creek to Breakneck Plateau, continues across East Boulder Plateau, and finally descends to Dry Fork Trail 13. Trail has an elevation of 3,300 feet. Outstanding scenery on top of plateau.

Length: 18 miles. Wilderness, moderate difficulty, medium use

Trail Begins: Road 6639.Trail Ends: Trail 13

Area Map: Gallatin National Forest Visitor Map .USGS Map1: Pickit Pin Mountain.USGS Map2: Mount Douglas.Township 5S; Range 12E; Section 26

Directions: Placer Basin Trail is located 25 miles south of Big Timber on US Highway 298, then 15 miles south on County Road 212. Access may be limited in spring, fall and winter due to snow.

Placer Basin Trail
Gallatin National Forest, Big Timber, MT 59011

  • Hiking
  • Walking
  • Sightseeing
  • Nature Area
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Picnicking
  • Bird Watching
  • Backcountry Camping
  • Antelope Hunting
  • Bear Hunting
  • Bird Hunting
  • Bow Hunting
  • Camping
  • Deer Hunting
  • Elk Hunting
  • Game Hunting
  • Hunting
  • Photography
  • Tent Camping
  • Upland Bird Hunting
  • Trail

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