Lubrecht Experimental Forest

Recent Trail Grooming Reports:

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Map of the Ski Trails at Lubrecht


Trails will be groomed to be ready for every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. For the 2018-2019 season the Missoula Nordic club will be grooming the A, B, C and D trails (12.5 km of rolling terrain for both classic and skate skiing through forest glades and open meadow). When the E loop is reopened after a season of logging an additional 13.5 km loop with panoramic views of the Swan Range provides one of the longest dedicated XC ski trails in the region. Lubrecht is owned and managed by the University of  Montana and partners with the Missoula Nordic Ski Club to maintain the trails for winter cross country skiing. Dogs are allowed and the inner loops are family friendly.

20+km of skiing is also possible on the groomed multi-use Garnet Ghost Town road adjacent to Lubrecht.  This road is open to motor vehicles (cars, trucks) until Jan. 1.  After this date, it is groomed by the Missoula SnowGoers.  In this area, be aware of snowmobiles, and the descent can be treacherous when icy. 

Link to a map of the trails
Link to updated trail map
MT DOT webcam on Greenough Hill
Lubrecht Flume Snotel (Weather Station)

Approximately 30 miles east of Missoula along Highway 200.

Allowed under voice control. Please clean up after your dogs to maintain this privilege.

Free. Your trail head donations support grooming at Lubrecht.

Land Ownership:
University of Montana

Additional Notes: 
Lubrecht Experimental Forest offers lodging all winter long, either for groups in the main lodge or in one of the rustic heated cabins. For more information on the facilities and rates please see  or contact Devi at 406-243-6603.