Schedule


Jake celebrates hiking all of Glacier National Park's trails in one summer
Jake celebrates hiking all of Glacier National Park’s trails in one summer

The table below was my schedule for hiking all the trails in Glacier National Park. Use it as a reference. Please feel free to ask any questions and alert me of any inaccuracies or problems!

Date Trail Name Area Distance Days Notes
05/17/11 McDonald Creek Lake McDonald Area 5.89 1 All trails along McDonald Creek, west of GTS road
05/25/11 Johns Lake to Avalanche Lake McDonald Area 12.67 1 Park at Lake McDonald and get all trails on East Side of Road between Sperry trailhead to Avalanche Lake
05/27/11 Apgar Lookout Lake McDonald Area 6.92 1
06/04/11 Lake McDonald/Fish Creek Lake McDonald Area 10.04 1 Need to be dropped off at trailhead on North end of Lake McDonald or run shuttles.
06/08/11 – 06/09/11 Logging Lake North Fork 25.88 2
06/14/11 Trail of the Cedars Lake McDonald Area 0.83 0 Do with Avalanche Lake
06/14/11 Avalanche Lake Lake McDonald Area 5.08 1
06/15/11 Apgar Village Lake McDonald Area 11.24 1 Miles listed are actual trail miles, but more miles will be walked due to out and back. Also includes air quality site and close to south boundary.
06/18/11 Snyder Lake Lake McDonald Area 8.66 1
06/20/11 Howe Lake Lake McDonald Area 7.16 1 Out and Back
06/22/11 Flathead Ranger Station Lake McDonald Area 12.66 1 Cataraft across. Follows the Middle Fork to the confluence of the North Fork
10/05/11 Lime Springs Lake McDonald Area 4.48 1 Bike to Lime Springs by the old Flathead Ranger Station to pick up. (was turned back earlier due to excessive downfall.. will be going fast and light)
06/24/11 Snyder Ridge Trail Lake McDonald Area 12.66 1
07/01/11 Howe Ridge Trail Lake McDonald Area 11.63 1 Need a shuttle to Trout Lake Trail
07/02/11 Harrison Lake The Southern Sector 11.64 1 Cataraft or ford across Middle Fork
07/03/11 Siyeh Bend to St. Mary The St. Mary Valley 8.54 1 Includes Sun Point Nature Trail and all little spurs along the way
07/06/11 Numa Ridge Lookout North Fork 11.18 1
07/07/11 St. Mary and Virginia Falls The St. Mary Valley 20 1 Might be shorter than drawn up, but will be a big day.
07/13/11 Elk Mountain The Southern Sector 5.14 1
07/16/11 Cracker Lake Many Glacier 14.76 1 Actually a tad shorter most likely as a few pickups won’t double up
07/17/11 Otokomi Lake The St. Mary Valley 11.36 1
07/14/11, 08/14/11 Upper Two Medicine Lake Two Medicine 11.08 1 Loop around Lower Two Medicine to pick up all spur trails (did the actual lake on 8/14/11)
07/19/11 Medicine Grizzly Lake Two Medicine 12.88 1
07/20/11 St Mary Ranger Station and Beaver Pond trail The St. Mary Valley 12 1 Beaver Pond Trail and Divide Creek Trails… both out and back
07/21/11 Lake Josephine Many Glacier 10.18 1 Go up to Piegan Pass trail to pick that up. Lots of little spurs to pick up.
07/24/11 Quartz Lakes Loop North Fork 22.58 2 Loop done in one day. Quartz Creek later.
07/25/11 Akokala Lake North Fork 14.46 1 Go in from the North Fork Rd, then come out by Bowman. Need shuttle back.
07/28/11 Huckleberry Mountain Nature Trail North Fork 0.89 0 Off of Camas Road. Do with Huckleberry Lookout
07/28/11 Huckleberry Mountain Lookout Lake McDonald Area 12.7 1
07/30/11 – 07/31/11 Park Creek to Two Medicine The Southern Sector 32.98 2 Camp at Lake Isabel
08/02/11 Scalplock Lookout The Southern Sector 10.24 1
08/05/11 Mount Brown Lookout Lake McDonald Area 9.98 1
08/07/11 Scenic Point to East Glacier Two Medicine 9.87 1
08/09/11 Cut Bank Ranger Station Two Medicine 7.8 1 Trail from ranger station to boundary as well as a pasture at the base of Mad Wolf. Two short gangly hikes, that might be picked up with another trip.
08/10/11 – 08/11/11 Triple Divide The St. Mary Valley 23.05 2 Cut Bank to St. Mary. Camp at Red Eagle Lake
08/12/11 – 08/13/11 Gable Pass and Slide Lake The Belly River Country 23.28 2 Two days and camp at slide lake 6 miles from ranger station to road
08/14/11 Running Eagle Falls Two Medicine 0.6 0 Did with Upper Two Medicine Lake
08/15/11 Autumn Creek (Marias Pass, False Summit) The Southern Sector 16.18 1 Autumn Creek, Marias Pass and False summit… maybe two days while commuting
08/15/11 Dawson-Pitamakan Two Medicine 18.82 1 Swing on by Oldman Lake
08/18/11 – 08/19/11 Cutbank Pass Two Medicine 28.74 2 Two Medicine entrance over Cut Bank Pass to Nyack, then back up and over to Cut Bank Ranger Station
08/21/11 – 08/22/11 Bowman Lake-Brown Pass North Fork 26.78 2 Out and back. One night at Brown Pass or Hawksbill.
08/24/11 Siyeh Pass The St. Mary Valley 9.95 1
08/25/11 – 08/26/11 Gunsight Pass The St. Mary Valley 30.9 2 Camp at Lake Ellen Wilson to split it in half
08/27/11 – 08/29/11 Ptarmigan/Redgap with Iceberg and Apikuni Falls Many Glacier 38.87 3 Camp at Elizabeth and Poia Lake
08/30/11 – 09/02/11 Mokowanis River-Stoney Indian Pass The Belly River Country 66.8 4 Camp at Helen, Mokowanis Lake, Mokowanis Junction and out
09/05/11 – 09/08/11 Kintla to Waterton via Boulder/Hole in the Wall North Fork 34.75 3 Spend nights at Lake Francis, Hole in the Wall and Upper Kintla.
09/09/11 Hidden Lake The Highline/Waterton Lake 5.2 1 Out and back.
09/10/11 The Highline The Highline/Waterton Lake 15.94 1 Includes Salamander overlook and stops at the loop and heads on down to Packer’s Roost to get the Loop to Packer’s Roost section
09/12/11 – 09/13/11 , 09/16/11 – 09/17/11 Northern Highline with Flattop and Packer’s Roost The Highline/Waterton Lake ?? 4 Start at Packer’s Roost up to Fifty, Kootenai, Goat Haunt, do North Boundary and Porcupine Lookout, out to Fifty, Granite and over Swiftcurrent to Many Glacier, then up and over Piegan Pass (some of these covered with other entries)
09/14/11 Porcupine Lookout The Highline/Waterton Lake 19.78 2 Not sure how this one will work logistically yet. Could be just one monster day with camping at Goat Haunt.
09/15/11 The North Boundary Trail The Highline/Waterton Lake 12.7 1 Take boat to southern Waterton lake, hike up to Cameron Lake. Might take the Carthew/Alderson route instead making it a 19+ mile trip to get back to Waterton
09/15/11 Goat Haunt Overlook The Highline/Waterton Lake 2 0 Do with the North Boundary Trail
09/18/11 Swiftcurrent Pass and Lookout Many Glacier 11.84 1 From Granite Park Chalet, to the lookout, then down to Many Glacier
09/19/11 Piegan Pass The St. Mary Valley 12.37 1
09/21/11 – 09/23/11 The Nyack-Coal Creek Loop The Southern Sector 38.25 3 Start at Nyack Ranger Station, come out by Coal Creek. Potential Stimpson Summit if things look right.
09/24/11 – 09/25/11 East Glacier to Ole Creek via Firebrand Pass The Southern Sector 26.02 2 Camp at Ole Lake
09/28/11 Loneman Lookout The Southern Sector 17 1 Cataraft or ford across Middle Fork
09/30/11 Coal, Muir Creeks to Fielding Guard St The Southern Sector 24.2 1 1 biiiiig day
10/01/11 Quartz Creek and North Fork Meadows North Fork 19.39 1 Quartz Creek and Covey, Hidden and McGee Meadows
10/1/11 Polebridge Ranger Station North Fork 1.04 0 Do with Hidden Meadow
10/1/11 Hidden Meadow North Fork 1.52 0 Do with Polebridge Ranger Station
10/02/11 – 10/03/11 Trout Lake out to Camas Creek Lake McDonald Area 23.96 2
10/04/11 Dutch Creek North Fork 18.64 1
10/07/11 North Fork Belly River The Belly River Country 25.71 1 One big day which includes Lee Creek Cabin. My mileage is bigger due to hiking the road as it was closed because of recent snow.
10/08/11 Grinnell Glacier Many Glacier 12.54 1 Picked up Boulder Ridge trail as well as the Altyn/Henkel stretch of the Ptarmigan Tunnel trail that is only open at the end of the season due to bears.
10/09/11 Mineral Creek Cabin The Highline/Waterton Lake 13.52 1 Start at Packer’s Roost and up to Mineral Creek Cabin
10/11/11 – 10/12/11 Kishenehn Loop and Trails North Fork 28.42 2 Go up to Canadian border along North Fork as well as up starvation creek, camp at Patrol Cabin potentially
10/14/11 – 10/15/11 Lincoln Lake Lake McDonald Area 24.6 2 Start at West Glacier and take South Boundary trail to Lincoln Creek, then up to Lincoln Lake and camp, then come out at Lincoln Lake trailhead on Going-to-the-Sun Road.