Welcome to SP!  -
Rock Creek Trailhead
Trailhead

Rock Creek Trailhead

 
Rock Creek Trailhead

Page Type: Trailhead

Location: Montana, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 45.47307°N / 113.61678°W

Object Title: Rock Creek Trailhead

County: Beaverhead

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Elevation: 6800 ft / 2073 m

 

Page By: montanaboy, thephotohiker

Created/Edited: Jan 2, 2007 / Jan 2, 2007

Object ID: 256152

Hits: 1686 

Page Score: 73.06%  - 3 Votes 

Vote: Log in to vote

 

Access to Jumbo Mountain

From Hwy 278 about 6.6 miles south of Wisdom, MT, turn west at the Twin Lakes Campground exit (RD 12).

Travel 8.2 miles to a sign pointing toward Big Swamp Creek Road and turn left (south).

In approximately 8.5 miles, turn right (southwest) onto Big Swamp Creek Road 625.

In a little more than 1.5 miles, you will see a gravel road to your right (southwest).

Turn onto the road and drive approximately 1.5 miles to the end where the Rock Creek Pack Trail begins.

This trail runs all along the south side of Jumbo Mountain, then over a saddle on the mountain’s west ridge before joining up with the Moose Creek Pack Trail which turns in an easterly direction to run along Jumbo’s north side.

By choosing the correct point of departure from the Rock Creek Trail, you can climb Jumbo Mountain’s East Ridge, South Face, or West Ridge.

The Forest Service roads in this area are closed to motorized traffic (except snowmobiles) until May 15.

External Links

For information about the climbers' routes accessed from this trailhead, see the link included in the picture's description.
 
East ridge
From the summit, Jumbo Mountain's east ridge.

Images

Jumbo MountainEast ridge