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Windy Mountain Trail (454) is a popular route from the trailhead on the north side of Thain Creek Campground. The trail leads up to a saddle just south of Windy Mountain. It gains 1,200 feet in elevation at its highest point, where it skirts the south face of Windy Mountain. The trail then winds through the meadows to the junction with Briggs Creek Trail 431. Following Trail 431 downhill to the campground makes nearly a 7-mile loop. Obtain a Forest Visitor's map for information on any travel restrictions. No horse or motorized dirt bike access at the trailhead.Length: 6.5 miles. Medium use. Trail Begins: Thain Creek CampgroundTrail Ends: LoopArea Map: Lewis and Clark (Jefferson Division) USGS Map1: Arrow Peak
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Located 6 miles east of Great Falls on US Highway 89. Turn north on Montana Highway 228 and travel 13 miles to major junction. Cross the junction, accessing a gravel road. Continue for another 20 miles to Thain Creek Campground. Well marked with signs.You can also access the trail from Briggs Creek Trail 431.
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