Brannan Lakes

  • Miles
    8.7 Round Trip
  • Elevation Gain
    1955ft
  • Difficulty Level
    Moderate
  • Trailhead Coordinates
    45.615567, -112.048952

Trail Description

NOTE: Technically there is a trailhead 1 mile from the lakes – however, it is not passable by cars. You would need a robust 4×4.

The Brannan Lakes trail in the Tobacco Root Mountains starts out ascending up a rather steep road. There are not too many views during the hike except seeing the surrounding mountains poking through the trees. Once you get to the actual trailhead – it is only a .5 mile hike up to Sailor Lake. You proceed towards the east side of Sailor Lake and follow an obvious trail up to Brannan Lakes. Outstanding views all around. I would recommend hiking a loop clockwise around Brannan Lakes. Fun to watch fish dart around in the lakes, and lots of elk tracks.

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