Quartz Lake Loop

Glacier National Park, Montana

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Quartz Lake Loop is a hiking trail in Flathead County, Montana. It is within Glacier National Park. It is 12.5 miles long and begins at 4,037 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 25.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 7,471 feet. Near the trailhead there are restroom. The Quartz Lake camp site can be seen along the trail.
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Quartz Lake Loop is a hiking trail in Flathead County, Montana. It is within Glacier National Park. It is 12.5 miles long and begins at 4,037 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 25.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 7,471 feet. Near the trailhead there are restroom. The Quartz Lake camp site can be seen along the trail. This trail connects with the following: Quartz Creek and Quartz Lake Loop.
Activity Type: Hiking, Trail Running, Walking
Nearby City: Glacier National Park
Distance: 12.5
Elevation Gain: 7,471 feet
Trailhead Elevation: 4,037 feet
Top Elevation: 5,450 feet
Parks: Glacier National Park
Elevation Min/Max: 4034/5450 ft
Elevation Start/End: 4037/4037 ft

Quartz Lake Loop Professional Reviews and Guides

"Huckleberry bushes line the north-facing portions of the trail, a trailside treat for hikers climbing Cerulean Ridge and then descending to the three Quartz Lakes, where loons reside."

"A long day hike or short backpack from Bowman Campground to the Quartz Lakes, 6.2 miles (10 km) one way or a 12.8-mile (20.5 km) loop.

The Quartz Lakes Loop begins and ends at the Bowman Lake auto campground. It passes over the crest of Cerulean Ridge to drop into the Quartz Creek Valley at Quartz Lake, then turns southwest for 3 miles along the valley floor before climbing back over Quartz Ridge to its starting point.The loop makes for a pleasant day hike, and there are several backcountry camping areas for hikers looking for an overnight experience.The loop can also be accessed via a 7-mile trail that runs up Quartz Creek from the Inside North Fork Road."

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