Harrison Lake is a 1.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near West Glacier, Montana that features a river. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking, walking, camping, and backpacking.
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.
Easy to navigate, somewhat overgrown in the early part of the season. Backcountry campsite is situated in a beautiful location with breathtaking views all around.
Overgrown trail, feels like bushwacking at times, unique re-growth forest hike. Great to see the Doody cabin, Erie and special. Lake is nice!!!