Huckleberry Lookout

Glacier National Park, Montana

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Huckleberry Lookout is a hiking trail in Flathead County, Montana. It is within Glacier National Park. It is 5.8 miles long and begins at 3,880 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 11.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 4,542 feet. The Huckleberry Mt. Trailhead parking is near the trailhead. The trail ends near Huckleberry Mountain (elevation 6,591 feet).
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Huckleberry Lookout is a hiking trail in Flathead County, Montana. It is within Glacier National Park. It is 5.8 miles long and begins at 3,880 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 11.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 4,542 feet. The Huckleberry Mt. Trailhead parking is near the trailhead. The trail ends near Huckleberry Mountain (elevation 6,591 feet).
Activity Type: Hiking, Trail Running, Walking
Nearby City: Glacier National Park
Distance: 5.8
Elevation Gain: 4,542 feet
Trailhead Elevation: 3,880 feet
Top Elevation: 6,582 feet
Driving Directions: Directions to Huckleberry Lookout
Parks: Glacier National Park
Elevation Min/Max: 3880/6582 ft
Elevation Start/End: 3880/3880 ft

Huckleberry Lookout Professional Reviews and Guides

"A day hike from Camas Creek Road to Huckleberry Mountain Lookout. This trail begins near McGee Meadows and climbs steeply up the north bank of McGee Creek through forest before emerging above the trees.

The trail continues to climb until it reaches the ridgeline and then turns north, following the crest of the Apgar Mountains for 1.5 miles to the manned lookout. The slopes below the lookout were burned by a raging wildfire in 1967. The burn site has been colonized by dense stands of lodgepole pines locally known as “doghair.”"

"This popular route to the historic Huckleberry Mountain Lookout climbs gently through a lodgepole pine and hemlock forest thick with shade-loving wildflowers.

Ultimately, timber gives way to alpine meadows, where the lookout guard watches for lightning strikes among the patchwork of thick timber and burned areas from past decades’ wildfires."

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May 2018