Rocky Point Trail is a 4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near West Glacier, Montana that features a lake. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking and walking.
Rocky Point Trail is a easy hike with nice views at Rocky Point of Mount Brown and Edwards Mountain across Lake McDonald. Getting to the Trailhead for Rocky Point is a little tricky. At the 'T' intersection north of the west entrance to Glacier Park take a left on Camus Road. Cross the outflow from Lake McDonald onto Camus Road. As you go up the hill look for signs on the right for Fish Creek Campground, turn right onto Fish Creek Campground Road and stay to the left. You will come to a divided section of the road, there is a small building on your right and in front of you is the entrance to Fish Creek Campground. Circle back towards were you were coming from and immediately turn right onto the dirt road known as the (Inner) North Fork Road. From this point it is one half mile to the trailhead parking area. You will come to a gravel pit on your left, pull into the parking area in front of the gravel piles and park. The trailhead is in the right hand side of the road just before you entered the opening for the gravel pit.
The trail I wanted to review isn't listed here, but this trail is closest. A few short miles down the road is a dirt road that leads to packers roost. The trail leads to a stream with great fishing, but I never got that far. About a mile in a Grizzly bear came across the path 45 yards ahead of me. At first I thought she was a young one, then I saw her two cubs. She probably weighed no more than 400 lbs. they ate some of the wild raspberries and then trotted off. I decided to turn around even though I did have bear spray since I couldn't see exactly where they went.
The trail itself was very easy and flat. It doubles as a horse trail so you need to watch for droppings. After the mile marker comes the part of the Forrest that was burned about 10 years ago and the undergrowth is pretty tall and thick. A bit unsettling after a grizzly sighting.
An easy trail located near Fish Creek campground. Appropriate for all ages. Has minimal elevation gain and is shaded. Informational signs are posted along the trail, educating hikers about a fire that burned through the area in the early 2000s. Nice view of the lake at the point. Overall, easy to get to and quick to do.
Be aware: black bears are quite active in this area. Bring bear spray and make noise while hiking.