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Mosquito Pond

Howe Ridge Trail

Howe Ridge Trail runs from the Fish Creek area to the Trout Lake Trailhead along the west shore of Lake McDonald in Glacier. Both ends of the trail are well maintained, however, there is a 6 mile stretch that requires some serious route-finding. My friend Philip Granrud joined me on this one and braved the […]

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Flathead Ranger Station

Flathead Ranger Station

Got a ferry across the big, brown and fast North Fork Flathead River by Glacier Rim river access by my good friend Shawn Altenburg from Montana Elements to start out my hike by the old, long gone Flathead Ranger Station. This trail roughly parallels the Middle Fork of the Flathead River until it comes to […]

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Apgar Village

Apgar Village

Sometimes it’s easier to miss something that is right under your nose. I think that the trails in close proximity to the Apgar Village fit this description. I went from being surrounded by people to walking into the woods practically by myself. I saw bear, deer, wildflowers and a wide variety of birds without walking […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Johns Lake Loop

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 […]

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McDonald Creek Trail

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 […]

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Maps for Trail Nerds

All about maps with Glacier National Park and how I got to my mileage. Links below the video for some sweet source material that I’ve been using or just been enjoying. Also, check out the businesses mentioned. Check out Rocky Mountain Outfitter for great advice and gear before you head out. UPDATE: I made my […]

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