Category: Trip

  • Triple Divide

    Triple Divide

    A fantastic hike that leads from the St. Mary valley to the Cutbank area goes over a fantastic pass called Triple Divide Pass*. While it seemed that most people started at the St. Mary side, I started at the Cutbank trailhead on August 10, 2011. You start out walking in meadows on either side. The […]

  • Cutbank Boundary Trails

    Cutbank Boundary Trails

    There are a few trails that exist and are maintained, but you you won’t find them on current hiking maps. Two of those are the Mad Wolf Boundary Trail and the Cutbank Boundary Trail. These trails used to form the boundary trail that ran the entire length of the East Side of Glacier National Park, […]

  • Scenic Point

    Scenic Point

    The trail to Scenic Point starts just before you get to the turnoff for the campground at Two Medicine. Most people hike up to Scenic Point and back to their cars, while others figure out a shuttle system and hike the rest of the way into East Glacier. Either way, you’re in for a treat. […]

  • Mt Brown Lookout

    Mt Brown Lookout

    Mt. Brown is located at the head of Lake McDonald and the lookout gives you fantastic views of the lake and the surrounding valley which is towered by inspiring mountain walls. The hike starts across the road from the historic Lake McDonald Lodge and breaks off from the trail that leads to the Sperry Chalet. […]

  • Scalplock Lookout

    Scalplock Lookout

    Scalplock Lookout is a staffed lookout located in the southern section of Glacier National Park. The trailhead starts at the Walton Ranger Station by Essex, MT and heads up a treed trail for about 5 miles to the lookout. Views really don’t open up until about a half mile from the lookout, but when they […]

  • Park Creek and Two Medicine Pass

    Park Creek and Two Medicine Pass

    I started out this trip by the Walton Ranger station entrance in the southeast corner of Glacier National Park. The long 14 mile walk up Park Creek to the Upper Park Creek patrol cabin and campground is a treed and non strenuous hike… just a bit boring with very limited views. Once you hit Upper […]

  • Huckleberry Lookout and Huckleberry Nature Trail

    Huckleberry Lookout and Huckleberry Nature Trail

    Just off of Camas Road in West Glacier is a trailhead for Huckleberry Lookout. Huckleberry Lookout is one of the few remaining staffed lookouts (some still stand, but aren’t staffed while others were dismantled or were destroyed by natural forces). The trail is 6 miles to the lookout with a nice even grade starting out […]

  • Akokala Lake

    Akokala Lake

    Akokala Lake is a quaint little lake tucked into the drainage just north of Bowman Lake. It can be accessed either from the more popular and well maintained trail from Bowman or as a longer more adventurous route from the Inside North Fork Road. The trail from Bowman is mostly wooded and goes over Numa […]

  • Quartz Lake Loop and Quartz Creek

    Quartz Lake Loop and Quartz Creek

    The trail for the Quartz Lakes begins at the foot of Bowman Lake in the northwest corner of the park and follows its south shore. It crosses over Quartz Ridge at two locations making for a nice loop that can be done as one big 13 mile day hike or a two day trip with […]

  • Lake Josephine Trail

    Lake Josephine Trail

    Starting on the shores of Swiftcurrent Lake at the Many Glacier Hotel, the Lake Josephine trail wanders along the south shores of the Many Glacier lakes. After Swiftcurrent Lake, you hike past Lake Josephine and finally Grinnell Lake. You can continue up the ridge past Grinnell Lake and join up with the Piegan Pass trail […]