OverviewLocated 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.
|Terrain||One-Way Mileage||Elevation Gain|
|Trail #83||2.32||1150'||Trail #339||1.70||440'||Descent of Trail #339||.18||-94'||Scramble up to saddle||.13||294'||Hike up ridge||.25||302'||Total||4.58||2186'|
Camping and RedTapeGreen 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.
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.