wild flowers




mountain biking

dogs on leash


kid friendly


fly fishing

trail running

dog friendly

nature trips

Beautiful, even in the wind and rain

Such a beautiful fall day. Fairly easy hike with amazing views

Awesome hike on an easy trail.


Great view from the trail up to the falls! Well worth the hike!

This was an amazing fall hike- colors were unbelievable!! Definitely up hill until you get to the lake but well worth it!

Great views and wildlife

It was a workout but so beautiful!! Would go again.

1 month ago

Beautiful fall weather today with clear sky's and temps at base in low70's. Trail is well maintained but steady elevation gains for first 2 3/4 miles. The last stretch is fairly even with great views of the valley. Lake area is brushy with only shore areas to picnic. Great workout hike!

Encountered Black Bear on hike about 3 miles up.

Not a long hike but good climbing elevation from the get go. Would totally go again and then explore the other trails that take off from the right and left once you get to the lake.

Relatively easy trail. Well marked.

2 months ago

Busy trail. Starts out steep uphill then levels out for a while then you drop down to the lake. It's a short day hike. Lake is pretty with a nice shoreline to hang out for lunch or fishing or whatever.

horseback riding
2 months ago

We have taken horses in here many times. Busy trail with hikers, mountain bikes and dirt bikes. Everyone has always been respectful of our stock. Easy trail, only takes about an hour to get to the lake on horseback. There are a few spots along the lake to have lunch or go fishing. No hitching rails at the lake. Very limited parking at the trailhead.

horseback riding
2 months ago

We have done this trail with our horses a few times. We park at a pull off of hwy 2 probably about 10 miles past West Glacier. From the parking area we cross the road, go down a RR Access road, over a RR tunnel and down to the river. Ride east up the shoreline until you find a safe place to cross. The river where we cross is usually just a bit above knee deep on the horses, but pretty fast moving and a bit stressful. Once across, we look for a little stream that heads back into the woods with a trail along it. This trail will take you to the main trail and past the Doody Cabin. Make sure you check Glacier's website for a trail status. We made the mistake of assuming it was clear one summer and spent our whole day cutting trees off the trail and never made it to the lake. Harrison is a beautiful lake and the backcountry campsite has a fire ring and hitching rails for the horses. I definitely recommend it for a late summer/fall full day trip.

2 months ago

Didn't see any wildlife, but some great views on the way to Birch Lake.