Tag: lake mcdonald

  • Snyder Lake

    Snyder Lake

    Hiked to the lovely and quaint Snyder Lakes. Encountered snow the last mile or so, but that’s the price you pay for loads of flowers. We started in the lush areas around Lake McDonald and worked our way up to the subalpine forest around the lake. Tons of birds and flowers. No bigger animals except […]

  • West Shore Lake McDonald

    West Shore Lake McDonald

    While most visitors to Glacier National Park drive along Going to the Sun Road on the east shore of Lake McDonald, few know of the trail that runs along the west shore and even fewer hike it. We started at the north end of the trail after taking a left onto North Lake McDonald Drive […]

  • Apgar Lookout

    Apgar Lookout

    Apgar Lookout is located right by the West Glacier entrance before you get to Apgar. If you come early season, the road is often closed by the horse corrals as McDonald Creek and the Middle Fork of the Flathead River are too high and over the road and the bridge (but usually safe to cross […]

  • Johns Lake Trail

    Johns Lake Trail

    The hike extending from the Sperry trailhead by Lake McDonald Lodge to the Avalanche Lake trailhead covers some fantastic lush undergrowth through the low areas of the West Glacier area. It travels past the small quiet John’s Lake and makes up part of the Johns Lake Loop which is a great short hike right off […]

  • McDonald Creek

    McDonald Creek

    The McDonald Creek trailhead in Glacier National Park is located at the head of Lake McDonald where you turn onto N. Lake McDonald Road, cross the creek and see the trailhead sign. This is a great early season hike when not much else is open as well as a great short hike to be done […]

  • An Introduction

    An Introduction