In 2018 we broke ground on an extensive new trail system at Lavene Creek, which is just a few minutes from the Main Lodge. The Lavene Creek Trails offer a twelve-mile, looped trail system with varied terrain that makes it ideal for playing in the forest all year round! We continue to find exciting new activities to facilitate here, and for Summer 2020 we are introducing a new series of backcountry skills.
Activities at Lavene Creek are guided by Triple Creek Ranch staff as part of our inclusive Activity Menu, and all equipment and safety gear are provided along with beverages and snacks! From May through September, Lavene Creek activities are two-hour sessions offered daily at 9:00am, 11:30am and 2:00pm except as noted. Tours are customized to ability levels, with a maximum of four guests scheduled for each session. Please speak with an Experience Planner to schedule.
Summer, Spring & Fall Activities at Lavene Creek
Guided Trail Activities
Ease into the thrill of hiking our unspoiled Montana wilderness with this guided hike.
Beginners and advanced hikers can enjoy a high intensity version of hiking that utilizes specialized walking poles to provide a full body workout. After your guide provides you with a brief lesson, you will set out on the trails.
Trail Running (offered on demand)
Unleash your inner child and embark on a trail run. If you’re new to trail running, your guide will offer a brief overview of running on dirt and if you desire, provide coaching along the route.
Beginner Mountain Biking
If you’re new to mountain biking or simply want to enjoy an easygoing flat single-track, we have the perfect activity for you. Before setting out on a one-hour ride, your mountain bike guide will provide a safety tutorial and overview of riding on dirt trails.
Guided Backcountry Activities **NEW for SUMMER 2020**
Fell Hiking (one daily session at 9:00am)
Take your adventure off the trail where our guides will teach you how to bushwhack through the backcountry, and your trek is definitely more about the journey than the destination!
Who knew that your GPS could be so much fun! Following a tutorial and some practice with a guide, use your newfound skills to collect a series of puzzle pieces hidden throughout the ranch, and leave with a fun keepsake and proof of your prowess!
In this day of smartphones, orienteering is quickly becoming a lost art. Learn how to navigate your way through the wilderness with a map and compass – you’ll never be lost again!
Once the purview of the military, rucking is popping up at gyms across the country as a creative cardio workout. A brisk hike with a weighted backpack sounds pretty simple, but your legs and core will tell a different story!
Winter Activities at Lavene Creek
Guided Winter Trail Activities
Embark on a leisurely snowshoe hike to explore the thickly forested terrain.
Snowshoe Running (offered on demand)
Start your day with an invigorating snowshoe run. A brief tutorial is provided, and run lengths can be customized.
Fat Tire Snow Biking
The Lavene Creek trail system offers the perfect terrain to have some fun on our new fat tire snow bikes! Ride lengths can be customized.
Our new, groomed cross-country ski trails at Lavene Creek wind beneath the pines for a serene and bucolic ride.
Kick the speed up a notch and get your heart pumping! Try this version of skiing that shares technique with inline skating on freshly groomed trails.