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Pets allowed
Allowed
Elevation Gain
1,255.00 ft (382.52 m)
Trail type
There-and-back
Distance
6.20 mi (9.98 km)
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This North Loop Trail starts at the top of the Lincoln Hills neighborhood with views of wildflowers, trees, and mountains. Follow the signs to the North Loop Trail, and take a right onto it. You will take a left at the next sign you come across to follow the trail to Woods Gulch and Sheep Mountain. This is the start of the Sound of Music Trail (you will see a sign denoting it once you reach the top of the trail).

The Sound of Music Trail winds through open fields filled with flowers and fresh air. There are great views of the Bitterroot Mountains as well. Once you reach the top of the trail it dips down into the woods for the rest of the way. Keep following the signs for Woods Gulch and Sheep Mountain. There will be markers along the trail denoting it as 326. Other trails will merge into it along the way.

You will reach a junction where 326 turns into trail 513. Follow this to the to the next forest road. From this road you can continue on to Sheep Mountain or drink in the views of Woods Gulch below.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Moderate

Parking Pass

None

Open Year-round

No

Open from

May 01 to November 30

Pros

Views. Wildflowers. Shade.

Cons

Seasonal closure. Confusing trail.

Trailhead Elevation

3,700.00 ft (1,127.76 m)

Highest point

4,905.00 ft (1,495.04 m)

Net Elevation Gain

1,255.00 ft (382.52 m)

Features

Wildlife
Wildflowers

Typically multi-day

No

Suitable for

Biking

Permit required

No

Location

Field Guide

Nearby Adventures

Missoula + Bitterroot Mountains, Montana
Missoula + Bitterroot Mountains, Montana
Missoula + Bitterroot Mountains, Montana

Nearby Lodging + Camping

Flathead lake + Mission Range, Montana
Flathead lake + Mission Range, Montana

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