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Ashley Lake OHV Trail System

Saturday, June 1, 2024

Other Names

Flathead National Forest, Tally Lake Ranger District, Plum Creek Lumber, Stoltz Land And Lumber, Ashley Peak, Lupine Lake Trail, Ashley Mountain Trail, Ashley Divide Trail

Last Known StatusOpen

This area offers around 25 miles of multiple-use trails with seven miles set aside for ATVs. Most of the trails smooth and fast but narrow. The area offers excellent mountain and lake views.

There are two trailheads to access the trail system but due to limited parking large trailers are not recommended. Camping and boating can be found at nearby Ashley Lake.

The trails are seasonal and generally open around mid June through late summer but temporarily close during hunting season.

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Permit RequiredYesMontana OHV Permit
Dates OpenJune 1 - October 31
Other ATV Stickers AcceptedNoA non-resident temporary registration sticker is required. (As of March 2020, Montana no longer honors stickers from any other states.)
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting exhaust silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (96 dB)
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthYes (50 inches)
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles & Dirt BikesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermitted(maximum width 50 inches)
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTV & SXSPermitted(maximum width 50 inches)
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates 4x4 & Jeeps (registered)Prohibited
Dune Buggy & Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
2 Stroke EnginesNo Restriction
MX Helmet RequiredYouth Onlyrequired for persons under 18 by state law
(RiderPlanet strongly recommends helmets for all riders.)
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome Areas(camp in developed sites only)
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night RidingUnknown
Trail BlazingProhibitedstay on trail
Rule Enforcement


Miles Of Trail25
Climate TypeForest
Elevation4500 to 6000 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has little loose dirt.Little
Hard PackThe trail has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
SandThis trail has no sandy areas.None
MudThe trail has little mud after it rains.Little
DustThe trail has little dust on typical days.Little
RocksThis trail has little rocks.Little
TreesThe trail has almost all trees.All
Steep HillsThis trail has some steep hills.Some
Water CrossingsThe trail has few water crossings.Few
Small JumpsThis trail has no small jumps.None
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail has many berms.Many
Sand/Gravel PitsThis national forest has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis national forest has no single track trails.None
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has little expert terrain.Little


AreaMotorized Trails
LandNational Forest


Gasoline Gasoline5-20 Miles (SE)Kelly Raes Gas Station (406) 752-5880
Diesel Diesel5-20 Miles (SE)Kelly Raes Gas Station (406) 752-5880
Potable Water Water1-5 Miles (SE)Ashley Lake North Campground (406) 758-5200
RV Hookups RV Hookup5-20 Miles (E)Spruce Park on the River (406) 752-6321 or (888) 752-6321
RV Dump Station RV Disposal5-20 Miles (E)Spruce Park on the River (406) 752-6321 or (888) 752-6321
Primitive Camping Campground1-5 Miles (SE)Ashley Lake North Campground (406) 758-5200
Convenience Store Conv Store5-20 Miles (SE)Kelly Raes Gas Station (406) 752-5880




Our RatingRatingGood
Recommended StayFull Day
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Nearest CityKalispell, MT
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Trail MapGo To Trail Map
From: Kalispell, MT
1) Take US-2 West about 5 miles
2) Turn right onto Ashley Lake Road, contine about 15 miles
3) Turn right (north) on FS Road #10236, continue about 4 miles
4) Staging area is on the left (west).


Contact InfoFlathead National Forest - Tally Lake Ranger Station
650 Wolf Pack Way
Kalispell, MT 59901
(406) 758-5200
Contact InfoMontana Fish, Wildlife And Parks
1420 East 6th Avenue
Helena, MT 59620-0701
(406) 444-2950
CommentMontana OHV Permit Info


Ashley Lake Trail Photo

Ashley Lake OHV Trail System

Dual sport motorcycle on the trail above the lake. Photo Submitted 11/10/2014 (Thanks!)

Ashley Lake Trail Photo

A view of Ashely Lake from surrounding mountain side.

A nice view of the lake. Photo Submitted 11/10/2014 (Thanks!)

Ashley Lake Trail Photo

Single track motorcycle trail.

This is part of the Ashley Lake single track trail. Photo Submitted 11/10/2014 (Thanks!)

Ashley Lake Trail Photo

A dual sport Suzuki motorcycle with helmet and rider pack parked next to Ashley Lake.

Photo Submitted 6/8/2014 (Thanks!)

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