Loneman Lookout

Glacier National Park, Montana

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Loneman Lookout is a hiking trail in Flathead County, Montana. It is within Glacier National Park. It is 5.4 miles long and begins at 3,415 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 11.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 5,043 feet. The trail ends near Loneman Mountain (elevation 7,182 feet) and the Loneman Lookout viewpoint.
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Loneman Lookout is a hiking trail in Flathead County, Montana. It is within Glacier National Park. It is 5.4 miles long and begins at 3,415 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 11.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 5,043 feet. The trail ends near Loneman Mountain (elevation 7,182 feet) and the Loneman Lookout viewpoint. This trail connects with the following: South Boundary.
Activity Type: Hiking, Trail Running, Walking
Nearby City: Glacier National Park
Distance: 5.4
Elevation Gain: 5,043 feet
Trailhead Elevation: 3,415 feet
Top Elevation: 7,179 feet
Driving Directions: Directions to Loneman Lookout
Parks: Glacier National Park
Elevation Min/Max: 3415/7179 ft
Elevation Start/End: 3415/3415 ft
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Hiking Glacier and Waterton Lakes National Parks

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This is a long day hike from Nyack Creek ford to Loneman Lookout. Loneman Lookout is a seldom-visited, unmanned fire lookout that rises above theold Nyack Ranger Station. After fording the Middle Fork of the Flathead River, the trail follows the Boundary Trail north, across Nyack Creek.

At mile 1.2, the Loneman Lookout Trail leaves the South Boundary Trail and climbs onto a bench, which it follows for several miles before climbing steeply up the west face of Loneman Mountain. Almost the entire trail is within the area burned by the Harrison Fire in 2003. Grassy meadows begin to dominate the landscape halfway to the summit, and the trail makes a complete circuit of the mountain in its last mile. The summit overlooks Harrison Lake and Walton Mountain to the north, with the peaks of the Great Bear Wilderness looming to the south, crowned with Great Northern Mountain. To the southeast, the rocky fang beyond Threetops Mountain is Mount St. Nicholas.

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May 2018