Apgar Lookout Trail

MODERATE 19 reviews
#20 of 91 trails in

Apgar Lookout Trail is a 7.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Columbia Falls, MT that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible from March until October.

7.1 miles 1933 feet Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful views! My friend and I did not realize it was as long as it was, did not bring enough water due to most of the trail being exposed and it being a very warm day. I would definitely hike this trail again but bring more water and snacks for the hike, but very beautiful secluded hike.

2 months ago

Wonderful hike! More nature, less people. The only real drawback is the huge TV transformer by the lookout. Gorgeous views especially at the lookout.

3 months ago

horseback riding
3 months ago

Completed this trail in May 2016 on horseback. Trail is well maintained. Many, many hikers along the way. Some areas were narrow which made it difficult for hikers and horses to pass. Hitching rails available at the top. Sneak a peek on the Glacier Webcams. Gorgeous hike and great views the whole way.

4 months ago

Hiked to Apgar early in the season. Lookout Station still had 2 ft of snow. Nice views on way up and awesome views from lookout station. Take lots of water though in the summertime due to large amount of exposed trails.

hiking
4 months ago

Challenging hike with gorgeous views along the way. Tower lookout is the cherry on top of the hike sundae! Bring water & huff-n-puff your way to the top. (FYI: Pit toilet at peak.)

5 months ago

Incredible views throughout the hike. The trail is in great condition.

hiking
6 months ago

7 months ago

7 months ago

it's a great trail as a training hike. When it's hot, bring water because there is no shade. The views aren't bad.

hiking
10 months ago

Beautiful view from the fire lookout.

1 year ago

1 year ago

No shade, and the scenery didn't change much on the way up since it's basically just a bunch of switchbacks along one side of the mountain all the way to the top. The view at the top is nice, but you can get better views just driving through the park and pulling off, or hiking a different trail. Don't waste your time with this one.

1 year ago

Hiked to Apgar Fire Lookout tower on April 7th. Was a beautiful day with temps in the 50's. Add to add 1.9 miles to hike due to road closure from storm. Multiple trees down. But trail in good shape. Snow still on top but soft and not icy. Fantastic views from top of mountain.

2 years ago

Not a very pretty hike. Plus you have to sometimes share the trail with horses. Go early because you catch a ton of rays if you don't and take plenty of water and bug spray

hiking
3 years ago

As we were camping in Fish Creek, we did this as it was near our base of operation. Overall, it is a moderate hike with good elevation gain. The trail itself is, for the most part, exposed so bring sunscreen and do this hike early in the day. At the top, one is awarded an ok view of Lake McDonald and some of the distant peaks of Glacier NP. However, trees skew some of this view.

hiking
3 years ago

Great view at the top. Lots of bugs though. Bring a good supply of water. Moderately difficult. It's a good hike to add to the list but I'm not sure ill be doing it again.

hiking
4 years ago

The view when you get to the top makes this trail worthwhile, however I have no desire to do it again...worthwhile for first timers =)