Our second trip to the Stateline Trail will again take us along an incredible section of ridgeline. The Stateline National Recreation Trail marks the boundary between Idaho and Montana in this region, and if the trail wasn’t there the massive ridge would make it pretty clear on it’s own! September is an excellent time to be in the Bitterroots. The larches are all yellow, bushes are orange, and the air has that crisp feel to it that makes you treasure every day outside. We take full advantage of that feeling on this trip.
This Alpine Running Guides trail run will take you from Missoula Lake to Hoodoo Pass. Of all our trips this adventures arguably has the best combined beginning and end from a beauty standpoint. The actual running part isn’t bad either! We get a little bit of everything on this trail run: some mixed alpine forest, some open ridge running, the option to summit two peaks, and views of deep blue lakes.
Stateline Trail – Part 2 may be the most mellow trip on our 2018 calendar. Keep in mind it’s still a challenge, but it clocks in under 10 miles with just over 2,000′ of gain. If you’re looking to get the best scenic value for your effort, this may just be the trip for you! We still recommend that you have completed a 10+ mile run before joining us on this guided trail run. Please contact us to discuss if this trip is a good fit for you!
Date: September 22nd, 2018
Depart: Runner’s Edge in Missoula at 7:30am
Return: Early Afternoon
Distance: 9.2 miles point-to-point
Elevation Gain: 2123′
Surface: Single-Track Trail
Cost: $115 per person
-Transportation to and from Runner’s Edge
-All hydration and nutrition needed for the run
-Two Insta-worthy pictures
-Alpine Running Guides tee
-A hassle free adventure led by WFR certified guides
The Stateline Trail – Part 2 trip is permitted to be on the Lolo National Forest by the Superior Ranger District of the United States Forest Service.