Snyder Ridge is a hiking trail in Flathead County, Montana. It is within Glacier National Park. It is 10.7 miles long and begins at 3,180 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 21.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 7,785 feet.
Snyder Ridge Professional Reviews and Guides
"Families enjoy this walk, 4.4 miles each way, passing through thick timber and past huckleberry bushes to Snyder Lake. At the lake, large flat rocks provide the perfect spot for picnics below towering, snow-encrusted cliffs, where waterfalls spray down from the skirts of the Little Matterhorn and Edwards Mountain, filling the lake for the westslope cutthroat."
--Jean Arthur, Top Trails: Glacier National Park: Must-Do Hikes for Everyone (Wilderness Press).
"A day hike or short backpack from Snyder Creek trailhead to Snyder Lakes, 4.4 miles (7 km) one- way. This trail provides a nice medium- distance day hike or short backpack from Lake McDonald Lodge. From the trailhead the hiker moves through tall cedars into a higher forest of Douglas fir and larch. The trail follows Snyder Creek eastward. At mile 1.8 the Snyder Lake Trail turns northeast, following Snyder Creek, while the main trail crosses the creek and continues southeastward to Sprague Creek.
The Snyder Lakes Trail winds upward gently, through boggy openings, mountain ash thickets, and stands of Douglas fir and subalpine fir. Early in the year this section of the trail can be quite muddy; waterproof boots are a must. After 2.5 miles the trail reaches a campground at the outlet of Snyder Lake."
--Erik Molvar, Hiking Glacier and Waterton Lakes National Parks (Falcon Guides).
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