St Mary Peak Trailhead

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Trailhead
Location:
Montana, United States, North America
County:
Ravalli
Season:
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Elevation:
6850 ft / 2088 m
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St Mary Peak Trailhead
Created On: Jul 29, 2006
Last Edited On: Dec 23, 2009

Access for St Mary Peak and the Heavenly Twins

From the North
To reach the "normal" trailhead used to reach these peaks, take US 93 south from Missoula. About 1.5 miles south of the Stevensville intersection, turn right (west) when you see the sign for the "St Mary Peak Road".

The road leads straight west for almost 2 miles before making a 90 degree left (south) turn. It continues south for less than .5 mile, then makes a jog to the right (west), then quickly back left (south).

A half mile after this dogleg, turn right (west) onto FR 739 which was unmarked the last time I checked.

In less than a mile the road forks. Take the right (north) fork onto St. Mary’s Peak Road. Follow it for 10.3 miles to its end.

You will pass a couple of unsigned turns before reaching the end. Stay to the left both times.

The trailhead has ample parking and restroom facilities.

From the South
To reach the "normal" trailhead used to reach these peaks, from Victor, MT, go north on US Hwy 93 for four(4) miles to Indian Prairie Loop. Turn left (west) and travel 1.3 miles to St. Mary road.

Turn right (north) and go for .5 mile, then turn left (west) onto FR 739 which was unmarked the last time I checked.

In less than a mile the road forks. Take the right (north) fork onto St. Mary Peak Road. Follow it for 10.3 miles to its end.
You will pass a couple of unsigned turns before reaching the end. Stay to the left both times.

The trailhead has ample parking and restroom facilities.

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

There is a great view of the Heavenly Twins from Gash Point



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