Logging Lake

West Glacier, Montana

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This is a day hike or backpack from Glacier Route 7 (Inside North Fork Road) to Logging Lake, 4.4 miles (7 km) one way; or Glacier Route 7 to Grace Lake, 12.8 miles (20.5 km) one way. The Logging Lake Trail follows the course of Logging Creek from the North Fork Flathead River lowlands to its headwaters in the Livingston Range. The trail starts off with a short climb to the top of a densely wooded plateau and then proceeds along the rim of a shallow canyon. Here you enter the area burned in the 2001 Moose Fire and several other smaller fires in the 1990s.As is typical of North Fork trails, this trail provides an easy hike through gentle terrain. Occasionally, the trail ventures near the rim of a small canyon, offering a brief glimpse of Logging Creek below. In accordance with its gentle terrain and mature forests, the trail offers no views of the glacier-carved peaks until it reaches Logging Lake.The first campground along the trail is about half a mile east of the lake’s outlet, on the north shore.This campground, situated on a beautiful little bay, affords the first view of the lake and the peaks that rise at its eastern end.
Hiking Glacier and Waterton Lakes National Parks

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Hiking Glacier and Waterton Lakes National Parks

by Erik Molvar (Falcon Guides)

This is a day hike or backpack from Glacier Route 7 (Inside North Fork Road) to Logging Lake, 4.4 miles (7 km) one way; or Glacier Route 7 to Grace Lake, 12.8 miles (20.5 km) one way. The Logging Lake Trail follows the course of Logging Creek from the North Fork Flathead River lowlands to its headwaters in the Livingston Range.

The trail starts off with a short climb to the top of a densely wooded plateau and then proceeds along the rim of a shallow canyon. Here you enter the area burned in the 2001 Moose Fire and several other smaller fires in the 1990s.As is typical of North Fork trails, this trail provides an easy hike through gentle terrain. Occasionally, the trail ventures near the rim of a small canyon, offering a brief glimpse of Logging Creek below. In accordance with its gentle terrain and mature forests, the trail offers no views of the glacier-carved peaks until it reaches Logging Lake.The first campground along the trail is about half a mile east of the lake’s outlet, on the north shore.This campground, situated on a beautiful little bay, affords the first view of the lake and the peaks that rise at its eastern end.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: West Glacier
Distance: 4.4
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Season: Best Spring through Fall
Local Maps: Demers Ridge, Vulture Peak
Driving Directions: Directions to Logging Lake

Recent Trail Reviews

7/18/2011
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This was a pretty lake with a good camping area at the foot of the lake. The hike in was on a well defined trail for the most part although there were some stretches that had some high weeds. Most of the Glacier trails up in high country were closed during our stay so they had all of the campsites on this lake booked solid. Nice hike, beautiful scenery, good camp sites, a little crowded.



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