A favorite trail of locals on horseback, mountain bike or foot. Two loops of trail, Hayes Creek and Brown Jug, make a figure eight they wander through forest, meadows, aspens, and creek crossings with a slight elevation gains and drop of 1500 feet. The first loop is 4 miles and the second 2.6 with a mile of trail connecting them making the total 8.8 miles. Abundant wildlife also makes the area popular with hunters, so make sure to wear orange in the fall season.

Getting There:

Take Hwy 93 9 miles south of Hamilton and turn west onto Lost Horse Road. Follow the road for 2 miles and veer right at the sign for Coyote Coulee and Camas Lake onto Forest Service Road 496. The trailhead is a quarter mile ahead with stock facilities, ample parking and vaulted toilet.


Lost Horse Observation Point, Hamilton, MT 59840, USA