Bowman Lake Trail

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Bowman Lake Trail is a 26.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Polebridge, MT that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible from March until October.

26.5 miles 3453 feet Out & Back



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wild flowers


5 months ago

The must! Absolutely beautiful views and not very hard hike.

1 year ago

My buddies and I did the Bowman - Kintla Lake loop. A 38 mile loop that takes you up to Brown's Pass and Hole-in-the Wall. It is an amazing place to hike, and the back country campgrounds are pretty nice. I can't wait to make it back to Glacier National Park and do another back country hiking trip.

6 years ago

Hiked to Upper Bowman Lake campground 11/2010. Nice stroll along the side of lake with not many hills, took about 5.5 hours there and back with a lunch. Beautiful views of glacier and snow capped peaks surrounding east side of the lake. Got to backpacking/horse campground and the view further into the divide was beckoning for further exploration but time was critical. The drive to the trail head was one lane dirt road through Glacier's foothills . Awesome hike and not difficult.