Petroleum County High Point Trip Report

three points in Pike Creek Hills (4,020+ ft)

Date: May 5, 2002
Author: Ken Oeser

Approachable from Lewiston north or Roundup south, take Highway 87 to the Fergus/Petroleum county line marked by a sign. About 1/2 mile north of the sign, at the crest of the road, is a cut for a dirt road heading north into the hills, and a barbed-wire gate, unposted.

I parked at the roadside, crossed the gate, and followed the road all the way to the top of the hill. Then I crossed a fence and found a grave marker, and turned east to follow the ridge. Cross into Petroleum county at a saddle, and hit the two small areas, one just across the fence, and the other right by a game trail that follows the ridge. Cross a deeper saddle and climb back up to hit the last area, spot elevation 4032. This one seems to be just across the fence, where the ridge widens and takes off to the northeast.

This is an easy hike with the grass road and game trail the whole way. Following the ridges and valleys on the topo helped know where I was.