There is a new graveled parking area with adequate parking for vehicles pulling horse trailers. The trail is maintained every year. It is closed to all motorized vehicles during the summer. Be prepared to get your feet wet as you cross bogs.
The Odell Lake Trail begins at the end of the Odell Creek Road 2414 in low meadowlands along Odell Creek. The trail passes through small meadows with abundant wildflowers and grasses. Early in the morning, elk and deer as well as moose can be seen grazing. As the trail goes along the walls of the valley are narrow and steep and will cut a path along the bottom edge of the valley and cross the base of a rocky talus slope.
Hiking through open ground one can see a panorama of gentle, rolling, forested hillsides and fields with numerous wildflowers. The East Pioneer Mountains loom in the background east across the Wise River Valley.
Length: 6.1 miles. Heavy use, moderate difficulty
Trail Beginning: End of Odell Creek Road 2414 .Trail End: Odell Lake
Area Map: Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest Visitors Map .USGS Map1: Odell Lake.Township 3S; Range 13W; Section 26