THING TO DO

Purple Mountain Trail

Bare ground trail heads up through a conifer forest.
Start of Purple Mountain Trail

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You climb 1,500 feet (0.47 km) in 3 miles (4.8 km) to a panoramic view of the Gibbon and Madison rivers.

Safety notes: This strenuous trail is not recommended for persons with heart and/or respiratory problems.

Trailheads: Look for the trailhead at a turnout about ¼-mile (0.4 km) north of Madison Junction.

Details
This is a 6-mile (9.6-kilometer) there-and-back trail that begins and ends at the same trailhead.
Entrance fees may apply, see Fees & Passes information.
This trail is located in the western part of the park, with the trailhead just east of Madison Junction.

Last updated: June 28, 2018