Logging Lake

Glacier National Park, Montana

Distance12.5mi
Elevation Gain4,268ft
Trailhead Elevation3,440ft
Top4,010ft
Elevation Min/Max3440/4010ft
Elevation Start/End3440/3440ft

Logging Lake

Logging Lake is a hiking trail in Flathead County, Montana. It is within Glacier National Park. It is 12.5 miles long and begins at 3,440 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 25.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 4,268 feet. The Adir camp site can be seen along the trail. This trail connects with the following: Logging Cabin Trail, Logging Campground, Logging Lake, Logging Cabin Trail and Logging Campground.

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"As an excellent introduction to the backcountry, gentle Logging Lake Trail ambles through ponderosa pines and wildflower meadows, following Logging Creek, backdropped by mountain views now visible thanks to wildfires a decade ago.

The route follows Logging Creek up to the lake, although sometimes the trail is high on a bench away from the foamy stream. Here, you experience solitude and silence, perhaps punctuated by the sounds of the pileated woodpecker, Steller’s jay, and black-capped chickadee. You may also find old, partially burned communication wires from an era past. As the trail wends in and out of new and old growth hemlock, lodgepole pine, and occasional ponderosa pine forest, hikers encounter wetlands and shallow creek crossings. The damp mud provides an imprinted tale of travelers: deer, black bear, moose, human, horse, and pack mule—and mosquitoes in early summer."

"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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Trail Information

Glacier National Park
Nearby City
Glacier National Park
Parks
Kid-friendly
Accessibility
Glacier National Park
Local Contacts
Demers Ridge, Vulture Peak
Local Maps

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Aug 2018