Diamond and Cliff Lakes Trail

#13 of 148 trails in Lolo National Forest

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Diamond and Cliff Lakes Trail is a 3 mile out and back trail located near Superior, Montana. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

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Debbie J. (96)

The trail starts out pretty easy, going up and down the valley, but after awhile it quickly starts to incline and is covered with a lot of overgrown underbrush and you can't really see where you're stepping, so watch out for holes in the trail! Once you start to incline you have a beautiful view of the valley below and you can see why there are warning signs for Black and Grizzly bears. There are Elder Berry bushes everywhere and we encountered several fresh bear tracks further up the trail. The trail continues to incline, but at least the underbrush is decreased by the introduction of the heavy forest. There are several crossings of beautiful creeks with foot bridges and wooden steps. Upon arrival at the first lake, we were astonished at the beauty of the alpine country. The lake was set in a "bowl", surrounded by tall mountains. There was snow on all sides of the hills and we were up there at the end of August. There are only a couple of campsites to spend the night at, but it was well worth the trip.