We were coming down from the top of Kendall Mountain when we saw the spur leading to Deer Creek. We weren't planning on checking the trail out, but it was there and so were we. Like usual, we had to go check it out so we headed south.
The trail was an easy road, and then we saw a new Jeep Grand Cherokee coming our way. We passed at a driveway leading to a cabin on private property, and we didn't know what to expect from the rest of the trail. We were following an ATV, so we were hoping to find something fun.
There were a few campsites as we wound our way through the trees, and we didn't have much of a view until we got close to the end. We tried to follow the Deer Park Trail, but it ended in a marshy area at a fence, with more cabins on the other side. We turned around and went back to an intersection and followed that.
We found a few muddy rocks on that spur, but it soon ended at the Montana Mine. It was about lunch time, so we stopped there. The sign at the mine noted that hikers could continue, and if it was ever a road there was no evidence of it anymore. It looked like a nice hiking trail, though.
After lunch, we headed back to Kendall Mountain. Deer Park definitely isn't a destination trail, but we were still glad we did it.