Lake McDonald Trail is a 13.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Essex, Montana that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from April until October.
Beautiful short hike that begins on the west side of Lake McDonald. The trail goes through a previous burn area providing new growth for many types of wild flowers. The trail on the Trout Lake side has been buried in avalanche debris fields in a couple of areas. Outstanding view of the lake and surrounding mountains.
Beautiful. Gr8 starter hike!
One of the most beautiful and serene lakes I have ever seen!
hiked the southern end of the Lake McDonald, lake was real calm but very cold due to the amount of snow still around.