Hiking Glacier and Waterton Lakes National Parks
by Erik Molvar (Falcon Guides)
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This is not that pretty of a hike by Glacier standards but the end result makes it well worth doing. The view from the top is great and at this time of year all the peaks surrounding Lake McDonald are still covered in snow adding to the view.
Little to no shade along this trail so take sun block and lots of water.
Nice steady climb on open trail. My GPS clocked the distance at 3.6 miles (one way) from the trailhead parking area. The views going up and on top are well worth the energy. There is a pit toilet at the top
Pretty nice trail. There are good views on the way up due to the fire of '03. Great view at the top. It took us a couple of hours to get up there. I think it is one of the better west side hikes.
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