Skyline Trail System - Libby

The Skyline Trail System climbs gently for .5 mile to the junction with Quartz Mountain, then gives way to an open meadow ridge from Huson Peak to O'Brien Mountain. The trail then descends north and passes over an unnamed peak and continues at an easy grade until reaching Skyline Mountain. At Arbo Mountain summit, hike about 1000' north of the trail to reach the south shoulder, viewing the Mule Creek/Seventeen Mile Creek drainages and mountains to the northeast. The Skyline Trail System is part of the National Recreation Trail System and provides hikers or horsemen an excellent opportunity to view wildlife. The trail length and numerous camping spots make this an ideal 2-day hike. For additional access, see the ROG sheet on the West Fork Quartz Creek trail.

Length: 10.0 miles.

Use: light

Difficulty: moderate

Trail Begins: 5200' off C Spur of Road 4654

Trail Ends: 6250' at top of Arbo Mountain marks Libby Ranger District boundary. This trail continues north into Conn Creek or east into Mule Creek/Seventeen Mile Creek drainages, and also heads west into Arbo Creek drainage on the Three Rivers Ranger District.

Area Map: Kootenai National Forest Visitors Map

USGS Map1: Turner Mountain

USGS Map2: Pulpit Mountain

Township 32N; Range 32W; Section 27

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Phone: 406-295-4693
Fax: 406-295-7410

From Libby, travel north 0.5 mile on Highway 37. Turn left onto River Road and travel 4 miles. Turn right onto Quartz Creek Road 600 and follow for 5 miles. After crossing the bridge, turn right onto Ransome Creek Road 4654. Follow for 7 miles, turn onto the C spur, and follow for 0.5 mile.

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Bird Watching, Hiking, Nature Area, Photography, Picnicking, Sightseeing, Walking, Wildlife Viewing