Length: 19 Miles
Closest Town: Anaconda, Mt
Directions: Directions from Anaconda: MT: Take MT-1 south out of town and turn right onto MT-569. Continue for 22 miles before turning right onto MT-43 W. Continue for 7 miles and turn right onto Calvert Creek Rd (FR 1223). Continue for 5.2 miles until you reach FR 1279. Turn right and continue for 2 miles until you reach the trailhead on your right (45.902314, -113.336653). There is limited parking and no trailer turn around.
USGS 7.5 quadrangles: Warren Peak and Long Peak; USFS: Anaconda-Pintler Wilderness Map; CDTC Map Set: Map 346, Section MT15.
For More Information:
Visit the Montana Office of Tourism, West Fork Fishtrap Creek Trail page: visitmt.com/listings/general/ national-forest-trail/west-fork-fishtrap-creek-trail.html; BeaverheadDeerlodge National Forest, Anaconda-Pintler Wilderness: (406)-683- 3900
This lake has multiple entrance options, but we suggest hiking from the West Fork Fish Trap Creek trailhead (FS trail 130). The incline is gradual for the first 7.5 miles, as the trail passes through lush forests and crosses several small creeks. Keep an eye out for two well-marked intersections. At the second intersection, the trail connects to the CDT. At about 7.5 miles in, on the CDT, the trail picks up elevation, making it steep at times. Continue about 2 miles up to a ridge with views down onto Warren Lake and the surrounding Anaconda-Pintler Wilderness. From the ridge, hike down 0.1 miles to reach the lake. Note that in wilderness areas dogs should be on leash and bikes are not permitted.