Red Eagle

Glacier National Park, Montana

Distance7.6mi
Elevation Gain1,564ft
Trailhead Elevation4,533ft
Top4,837ft
Elevation Min/Max4497/4837ft
Elevation Start/End4533/4533ft

Red Eagle

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, St Mary Lake, Beaver Pond Trail and Divide Creek.

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Hiking Glacier and Waterton Lakes National Parks (Falcon Guides)
Erik Molvar
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"A long day hike or backpack from St. Mary trailhead to Red Eagle Lake foot, 7.5 miles (12 km) one- way; or from St. Mary to Triple Divide Pass, 16.2 miles (26 km) one- way. 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." Read more

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Trail Information

Glacier National Park
Nearby City
Glacier National Park
Parks
Easy
Skill Level
Camping
Additional Use
Views, Wildflowers, Waterfalls
Features
St. Mary, Rising Sun, Mount Stimson
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Dec 2018