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Homer Youngs Trailhead - 54
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Homer Youngs Trailhead - 54

 
Homer Youngs Trailhead - 54

Page Type: Trailhead

Location: Montana, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 45.29393°N / 113.62166°W

Object Title: Homer Youngs Trailhead - 54

County: Beaverhead

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Elevation: 7200 ft / 2195 m

 

Page By: montanaboy, thephotohiker

Created/Edited: Jan 1, 2007 / Jan 1, 2007

Object ID: 255931

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Access to Homer Youngs Peak - Trail 54 & Rock Island Lake Saddle

From “downtown” Jackson, MT, go south on Hwy 43 for about 1/2 mile.

Turn west onto Miner Lake Road (FR 182).

Continue for approximately 11 miles to the Miner Lake Campground.

As you enter the campground, you will cross a cattle guard and another as you exit.

From the “exit” cattle guard, it’s about 3 miles to Trail 54. You will cross a stream bed and have a short steep hill to navigate on the way. You may require 4-wheel drive, depending upon current conditions.

At the bottom of the short steep hill the road forks. Though the forks “rejoin” beyond the hill, the left fork appears to be slightly less rugged.

From the exit” cattle guard, drive to the end of the road (about 3 miles) to signed Trail 54.

There is a large circular parking area for vehicles.

Be aware that Forest Service roads in this area are closed to motorized vehicles (other than snowmobiles) until May 15.

External Links

For information about the climbers' route accessed from this trailhead, see the link included in the picture's description.
View of the summit pyramid...
Trail 54 leads toward the summit pyramid.
SW Ridge Route
The southwest ridge
is accessed above the
upper Rock Island Lake.


Images

View of the summit pyramid...Rock Island Lakes from SummitSW Ridge RouteSW Ridge Route