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.
For information about the climbers' route accessed from this trailhead, see the link included in the picture's description.