Hiking Glacier and Waterton Lakes National Parks  by Erik Molvar

Hiking Glacier and Waterton Lakes National Parks Guide Book

by Erik Molvar (Falcon Guides)
Hiking Glacier and Waterton Lakes National Parks  by Erik Molvar
Glacier National Park was established in 1910 to preserve over 1 million acres of unspoiled wilderness. More than 730 miles of trail in the park provide access to soaring peaks and verdant forests, mountain meadows and fish- filled lakes—truly a backpacker’s paradise. Here hikers have the opportunity to leave the hectic pace of “civilization” far behind and seek a form of refuge in the silent grandeur of the mountains. Tragically, most of the visitors to Glacier National Park never stray far from their automobiles, but those adventurous souls who do plunge into the wilderness discover a wealth of natural beauty around every turn of the trail. Where the prairie meets the sky, jagged peaks rim the deep, cold lakes that form the nucleus of Waterton Lakes National Park. The park is crisscrossed with well- maintained trails that visit a broad spectrum of habitats, from alpine meadows to lowland forests and high- plains grasslands.

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Trails from the "Hiking Glacier and Waterton Lakes National Parks" Guide Book
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A day hike or short backpack from Bowman Campground to Akokala Lake, 5.8 miles (9.5 km) one- way. The trail climbs out of the trees onto an open grassy swale for the last 0.25 mile. Upon reaching ...
West Glacier, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.8
A half-day hike from Rubideau Road to Apgar Lookout. This trail provides a short, yet challenging hike that ends with an unusual view of Lake McDonald and the Livingston Range beyond. There are no ...
West Glacier, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.8
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A half-day hike from Avalanche Creek trailhead to Avalanche Lake, 3.1 miles (4.4 km) one- way. The Avalanche Lake Trail is one of the most popular hikes in the park, due to its gentle grade and specta ...
West Glacier, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.1
A backpack from Chief Mountain Customs to Belly River Ranger Station, 6.1 miles (10 km) one- way; from Chief Mountain Customs to Elizabeth Lake (foot), 9.3 miles (15 km) one- way; or from Chief Mounta ...
West Glacier, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.1
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A day hike or short backpack from Waterton townsite to Bertha Lake, 3.5 miles (5.6 km) one- way. This popular day hike from Waterton townsite follows the shore of Upper Waterton Lake, then climbs a si ...
West Glacier, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.5
A long day hike or backpack from Red Rock Canyon to a junction with the Tamarack Trail, 6.3 miles (10.1 km) one- way; Red Rock Canyon to South Kootenai Pass, 7.3 miles (11.8 km) one- way. This trai ...
West Glacier, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.3
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A backpack from Kintla Lake to Upper Kintla Campground, 12.0 miles one way; from Kintla Lake to Boulder Pass, 18.1 miles one way; or from Kintla Lake to Goat Haunt Ranger Station, 31.8 miles one way. ...
West Glacier, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 18.1
A backpack from Bowman Lake to Brown Pass. The Bowman Lake Trail may be used as a backpack in itself or in conjunction with the Boulder Pass Trail for extended trips. The trail winds past Bowman La ...
West Glacier, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 13.8
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A long day hike or backpack from Cameron Lake to Waterton townsite to Bertha Lake, 3.5 miles (5.5km) one way. This popular day hike from Waterton townsite follows the shore of Upper Waterton Lake, ...
West Glacier, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 11.8
A day hike or backpack from Two Medicine lower boat dock. The trail to Cobalt Lake winds around the south shore of Two Medicine Lake, ascends the valley between Sinopah Mountain and Painted Teepee Pea ...
West Glacier, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.7
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A long day hike or short backpack from Many Glacier Hotel to Cracker Lake Campground, 6.1 miles (9.8 km) one-way. Cracker Lake is a popular day- hike destination for travelers in the Many Glacier area ...
West Glacier, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.1
A day hike from Crypt Landing to Crypt Lake, 5.3 miles (8.5 km) one-way. This popular trail can be reached by taking the water taxi that runs from Waterton townsite to Goat Haunt. As backcountry campg ...
West Glacier, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.3
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A backpack from Cut Bank Ranger Station to Morning Star Lake, 6.6 miles (10.5 km) one- way; or from Cut Bank Ranger Station to Pitamakan Pass, 9.8 miles (15.5 km) one- way. The valley itself may be ...
West Glacier, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.6
The Dawson-Pitamakan (pronounced pit-AH-muh-kun) Trail runs from Two Medicine Lake to the Continental Divide and around into the Dry Fork drainage to form a long loop. It offers spectacular views of t ...
West Glacier, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.7
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A long day hike or backpack from the Lubec trailhead to Ole Lake, 7.7 miles one way; or from the Lubec Trailhead to Firebrand Pass, 4.8 miles one way. The Firebrand Pass Trail begins at a false sum ...
West Glacier, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.7
A half-day hike from Snyder Creek trailhead to Fish Lake, 2.3 miles (3.7 km) one- way. Fish Lake provides a pleasant hike across wooded ridges to a quiet, reedy lake nestled among tall conifers. The t ...
West Glacier, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.3
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A day hike or short backpack from Red Rock Canyon to Goat Lake, 3.9 miles (6.3 km) one- way. The Goat Lake Trail provides a popular and heavily used day hike or short overnight trip. From the Red Rock ...
West Glacier, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.9
A backpack from Jackson Glacier Overlook to Lake Ellen Wilson, 10.9 miles (17.5 km) one- way; from Jackson Glacier Overlook to Sperry Chalet, 13.3 miles (22 km) one- way; or from Jackson Glacier Overl ...
West Glacier, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 10.9
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A day hike (when river levels are low enough to ford) or backpack from US 2 to the foot of Harrison Lake, 2.9 miles (4.7 km) one- way; from US 2 to Harrison Lake Campground, 4.8 miles (7.7 km) one-way ...
West Glacier, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.9
A half-day hike from Logan Pass to Hidden Lake Overlook, 1.5 miles (2.4 km) one- way; or from Logan Pass to Hidden Lake, 3.0 miles (4.8 km) one- way. The trail to Hidden Lake provides one of the qu ...
West Glacier, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.5
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