The trailhead to Myrtle Creek Falls is located just across the road from the Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge headquarters. A gentle trail switchbacks less than half a mile uphill to a viewpoint looking straight into the gorge and the cascading waterfalls.
- Selkirk Mountains
2.4 out of 5
Moderate (some gentle uphill hiking)
0:22 hours moving time (Hiking)
2,041 feet (Overlook)
1,800 feet (Trailhead)
Asphalt, packed dirt
Fees & Permits
July 15, 2017
The first couple hundred yards of the trail, leading through a cedar grove to Myrtle Creek, are asphalt and handicapped-accessible. A new bridge spans the creek and then the packed-dirt single-track switchbacks gently uphill to a viewpoint with excellent views of the gorge and the plunging waters.
A web of trails leads further uphill, above the falls, but the views really don’t get better up there. The drop-offs are extremely steep and the creek is hidded behind a curtain of shrubs. The view of the Kootenai River valley, however, is nice.
Things to Consider
- Spend some time at the Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge, home of 45 species of mammals and more than 230 birds.
Not so great
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The Panhandle Chapter of Trout Unlimited hosted students from the Clark Fork HS Great Outdoors program for a fly fishing activity at the refuge recently. The highlight of the fish habitat / stream exercise included a hike to Myrtle Falls. The falls were spectacular during spring runoff and we’ll worth the short hike.
NH, thanks for documenting this natural wonder if Boundary County.
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