Scalplock Lookout

West Glacier, Montana

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This is a day hike from Walton Ranger Station to Scalplock Lookout, 4.7 miles one way. Scalplock Lookout sits high above the townsite of Essex, at the far southern tip of Glacier National Park.After leaving the South Boundary Trail, the Scalplock Lookout Trail climbs steeply, switching back frequently across pine forest and grassy meadows to the summit. The lookout overlooks the south end of the Flathead Range to the west, with Marion Lake nestled unseen in its foothills. To the south, the snowcapped peaks of the Bob Marshall Wilderness stretch away as far as the eye can see. Mount St. Nicholas, Salvage Mountain, and Church Butte rise to the immediate north, with other peaks of the Lewis Range behind them.
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 from Walton Ranger Station to Scalplock Lookout, 4.7 miles one way.

Scalplock Lookout sits high above the townsite of Essex, at the far southern tip of Glacier National Park.After leaving the South Boundary Trail, the Scalplock Lookout Trail climbs steeply, switching back frequently across pine forest and grassy meadows to the summit. The lookout overlooks the south end of the Flathead Range to the west, with Marion Lake nestled unseen in its foothills.

To the south, the snowcapped peaks of the Bob Marshall Wilderness stretch away as far as the eye can see. Mount St. Nicholas, Salvage Mountain, and Church Butte rise to the immediate north, with other peaks of the Lewis Range behind them.

© 2012 Erik Molvar/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: West Glacier
Distance: 4.7
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Season: Best Spring through Fall
Local Maps: Essex
Driving Directions: Directions to Scalplock Lookout

Recent Trail Reviews

6/11/2006
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Spectacular wildflowers at the top (July, 2004). Mountain view was also great. The ranger at the top was more than happy to answer questions, but also happy just to let us rest and soak up the view.



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Apr 2018