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Shafer Creek Trail

Libby Montana

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

Shafer Creek Trail (226) offers a good opportunity for the day hiker or stock user. The bottom 4 miles offer snags which house bird species such as the American red-crested woodpecker and several types of owls. The upper stretch follows old clear-cuts and natural openings, and is marked with rock cairns (rock stacks) to show the way. People renting the Big Creek Baldy Lookout also hike the upper stretch of the trail.

Length: 6.5 miles. Light use, moderate difficulty

Trail Begins: Road 68.Trail Ends: Big Creek Baldy Lookout

Area Map: Kootenai National Forest Visitors Map .USGS Map: Gold Hill, Banfield Mountain, Pink Mountain.Township 32N, Range 31W, Section 4

Directions: From Libby, travel north 0.5 mile on Highway 37. Turn left onto Pipe Creek Road 68 and follow for 14 miles to the trailhead.

Shafer Creek Trail
Kootenai National Forest, Libby, MT 59923

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

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