Red Eagle

Glacier National Park, Montana

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Red Eagle is a hiking trail in Glacier County, Montana. It is within Glacier National Park. It is 7.6 miles long and begins at 4,533 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 15.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,564 feet. Near the trailhead there are restrooms. The trail ends near the Foot Red Eagle Lake camp site.
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Red Eagle is a hiking trail in Glacier County, Montana. It is within Glacier National Park. It is 7.6 miles long and begins at 4,533 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 15.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,564 feet. Near the trailhead there are restrooms. The trail ends near the Foot Red Eagle Lake camp site. This trail connects with the following: Triple Divide and St Mary Lake.
Activity Type: Hiking, Trail Running, Walking
Nearby City: Glacier National Park
Distance: 7.6
Elevation Gain: 1,564 feet
Trailhead Elevation: 4,533 feet
Top Elevation: 4,837 feet
Driving Directions: Directions to Red Eagle
Parks: Glacier National Park
Elevation Min/Max: 4497/4837 ft
Elevation Start/End: 4533/4533 ft

Red Eagle Professional Review and Guide

"This is a long day hike or backpack from St. Mary Trailhead to Red Eagle Lake.

Red Eagle Lake lies in a gentle, low-elevation valley that provides surprisingly scenic hiking to the few travelers that venture this way. More adventurous hikers may choose to follow the trail all the way to Triple Divide Pass and beyond into the Cut Bank Creek country. The trail passes through the Red Eagle burn of 2006 and offers a great chance to see how vegetation and wildlife bounce back after fire.

The trail starts as an old dirt road (the original access to St. Mary) below the foot of St. Mary Lake near the old ranger station and leaves the lakeshore quickly to wind through a dense, old stand of windblown Douglas firs.This road winds on through stands of aspen and huge open meadows filled with wildflowers, which offer views of the snowcapped peaks up the St. Mary Valley."

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May 2018