Shafer Creek Trail - Libby

Shafer Creek Trail #226 offers a good opportunity for the day hiker or stock user. The bottom 4 miles offer snags which house bird species such as the American red-crested woodpecker and several types of owls. The upper stretch follows old clear-cuts and natural openings, and is marked with rock cairns (rock stacks) to show the way. People renting the Big Creek Baldy Lookout also hike the upper stretch of the trail.

Length: 6.5 miles

Use: light

Difficulty: Moderate

Trail Begins: 2950' on Pipe Creek road

Trail Ends: 5768' at Big Creek Baldy Lookout

Area Map: Kootenai National Forest Visitors Map

USGS Map: Gold Hill, Banfield Mountain, Pink Mountain

Township 32N, Range 31W, Section 4

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Phone: 406-293-7773
Fax: 406-283-7531

From Libby, travel north on Highway 37 for 1 mile. Turn left on Pipe Creek Road 68 and travel 14 miles to the trailhead.

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