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Jewel Basin Hiking Area

Spectacular hiking in the Flathead National Forest

The Jewel Basin Hiking Area is a unique 15,000 acre hiking area maintained exclusively for hiking and camping located in the Swan Range, with views looking into the Bob Marshall Wilderness. This high mountain area is popular for backpacking, fishing and plant and wildlife viewing.

More About this Trail: Majority of hikes start at the Camp Misery trailhead east of Bigfork. A popular route is the Mt. Aeneas Trail #717, which takes hikers past Picnic Lakes to the summit of Mt. Aeneas. More details about Jewel Basin Hiking Area from the Flathead National Forest -http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/flathead/recreation/hiking/recarea/?recid=77671&actid=51
Restrictions: Dogs must be on a leash at all times
Skill Level Required: Moderate fitness level
Trail Distance: Mt. Aeneas Trail: 4.3 Miles