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 do, it’s unsurprisingly grand and beautiful. There are great views into the Middle Fork of the Flathead River to the south, Ole Creek drainage to the East and Park Creek drainage as well as a sea of mountain peaks that make up Glacier National Park to the Northwest. The ridge line is a typical alpine zone in Glacier that sports numerous species of wildflowers in great quantities. The grade is fairly steady and while I wouldn’t consider it an easy grade for a lookout, it doesn’t fall into the strenuous category either.