Dolly Varden Creek

West Glacier, Montana 59936

Dolly Varden Creek

Dolly Varden Creek Professional Review and Guide

"This trail is a major valley-bottom route that connects Schafer Meadows with the Pentagon Creek Trail. It can be reached from the northern end via the Granite or Morrison Creek Trails, and from the south via the Pentagon Creek Trail or the Elk Ridge route. This trail is often used by hikers accessing Argosy Creek and the Trilobite Range. Scenery is rather limited in the lower part of the valley, but improves beyond Argosy Creek, with craggy reefs of limestone looming to the west and the backbone of the Trilobite Range towering to the east of the valley. Dolly Varden Creek was named for the bull trout that spawn there; this trout was formerly known throughout the west as the Dolly Varden."

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Trail Information

West Glacier
Nearby City
2,310 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
Extended backcountry route
Best July through September
4,950 feet
Trailhead Elevation
7,150 feet
Top Elevation
Great Bear Wilderness
Local Contacts
USGS Gable Peaks, Trilobite Creek
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jul 2018