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Green Mountain

Green Mountain

Green Mountain

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: Montana, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 48.96111°N / 114.93306°W

Object Title: Green Mountain

County: Lincoln

Activities: Hiking, Scrambling

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall

Elevation: 7822 ft / 2384 m


Page By: rebelgrizz

Created/Edited: Nov 14, 2011 / Aug 28, 2012

Object ID: 760020

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Located just south of the Canadian border in NW Montana's Whitefish Range lies the Ten Lakes Scenic Area. This remote hiking/backpacking area offers 89 miles of trails within it's 15,700 acres. There are many alpine lakes, several named peaks, and several other un-named points that provide the hiker/climber with many destinations from which to choose.

Green Mountain, at 7822', is the second highest peak located in the Ten Lakes area, only ten feet lower than Poorman Mountain, at 7832'. That makes Green the third highest overall in the U.S. portion of the Whitefish Range, with the highest being Nasukoin Mountain located to the south in the central portion of the range.

Other peaks of note in the Ten Lakes Scenic Area of the Whitefish Range include the following: Mount Wam, Stahl Peak, St. Clair Peak, Mount Gibralter, Ksanka Peak and Independence Peak.

Getting There

Green Mountain
Bluebird #83 Trailhead view
Green Mountain
Trailhead sign
Drive 43 miles north of Whitefish on Hwy 93 and turn right on Grave Creek Rd. Grave Creek Road is paved and two lanes for the first 3 miles and then is paved and one lane with pullouts for the next 7 miles. Follow the signs to Therriault Lakes. Total distance from Hwy 93 is 29.2 miles. After the first 10 miles it is a mixture of gravel with a couple of paved sections. It is a fairly decent road for the most part and 2WD passenger cars are able to travel on it. At approximately 27.8 miles take the right to Little Therriault Lake and drive for another approximately .8 miles to the turn-off to the left for Little Therriault Lake, but instead of turning left, continue straight up the road for another .6 miles, passing the Horse Camp until the road dead ends at the Bluebird Trail #83 trailhead.

Route Information

TerrainOne-Way MileageElevation Gain
Trail #832.321150'
Trail #3391.70440'
Descent of Trail #339.18-94'
Scramble up to saddle.13294'
Hike up ridge.25302'

Summit Views

Camping and RedTape

Green Mountain is located in the Kootenai National Forest which is bear country. Don't hike alone, make noise as you hike, and carry bear spray and know how to use it. Although we saw no bear sign specifically on Green Mountain, the Whitefish Range is chock full of healthy-sized black bears and grizzlies.

Bear Stuff

There is water available on this hike from Bluebird Creek and Paradise Lake. Bring a filter if planning to use these water sources. A map of the Kootenai National Forest is helpful in negotiating the many Forest Service Roads. Bug repellent is an absolute necessity in Montana in June, July and August.

The closest campground is at Little Therriault Lake.

Parting Shot