Strawberry Lake Trail No. 5

HARD 23 reviews
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Strawberry Lake Trail No. 5 is a 6.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Kalispell, MT that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from May until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

6.7 miles 2417 feet Out & Back

dog friendly

camping

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

off road driving

walking

horseback riding

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

bugs

muddy

over grown

rocky

snow

The Strawberry Lake Trail in a multiple use trial (Horse, Biker, Hiker) leading to the Alpine #7 north of the Jewel Basin at Strawberry Lake. The hike is strenuous and includes many switchbacks. The Strawberry Lake Trail is a steeper demanding climb with multiple switchbacks ending at Strawberry Lake, which is situated just north of the Jewel Basin Hiking Area. The trail in not in the hiking area and is shared by mountain bikers, horses, and motorized recreation vehicles too.

hiking
2 days ago

Great hike, Ive been on this trail several times and enjoyed each time. This trail has a lot of switchbacks and steep sections. Hiking up to the top and seeing the lake is well worth the hike. Watch out for the bears along this trail ...

hiking
6 days ago

Great shortie hike, ran into about 2 feet of snow at the lake but, great big views for such a brief (strenuous) trek!

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail! Strenuous but worth the hike :)

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful, even in the wind and rain

hiking
2 months ago

TOP NOTCH HIKE!

2 months ago

This was an amazing fall hike- colors were unbelievable!! Definitely up hill until you get to the lake but well worth it!

hiking
2 months ago

It was a workout but so beautiful!! Would go again.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful fall weather today with clear sky's and temps at base in low70's. Trail is well maintained but steady elevation gains for first 2 3/4 miles. The last stretch is fairly even with great views of the valley. Lake area is brushy with only shore areas to picnic. Great workout hike!

2 months ago

Not a long hike but good climbing elevation from the get go. Would totally go again and then explore the other trails that take off from the right and left once you get to the lake.

4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Loved this hike. It is on the steep side but gives you moments at switchbacks to catch your breath... the lake is beautiful and full of rainbow trout when I went early June. The trail is narrow with beautiful views your last mile of the hike. Loved this challenging hike on a Sunday afternoon.

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
1 year ago

Super hike and steep as there is about 1500 ft. gained over two and a half miles plus is what I found. There's a couple nice things about this trail and first is that you're three hours from downtown Kalispell to alpine beauty (vigorous hike included), the second is that almost all the way to Strawberry Lk. (said destination) you get superb cell reception....even at the lake you can backtrack a short distance to great cell service as it's perched upon the western facing Rocky Mtn. front and facing the F. Valley. One good tent site and several spur trails including Wild Cat Lk. trail. Very popular three seasons.

hiking
1 year ago

It's a good hike for those of you who aren't really looking for a awe inspiring view... Most of the way is through trees and some steep terrain as well as quite a few switchbacks There are two paths that split from the entrance to the lake but I didn't have a chance to explore them all that much... The left path is all I went down and seemed more promising than the point up to the lake

1 year ago

This trail was a great hike!!! There were quite a few people up there but the views were gorgeous. We ran into some bears while hiking up but didn't see any other big animals. I would definitely do this hike again!

hiking
1 year ago

Rated 4 due to the beauty and difficulty. The only thing that I have against Strawberry, is the multiple use. I now prefer the solitude of the Jewel Basin.

hiking
2 years ago

Great trail and enjoyable hike. Terracaches in the are!

mountain biking
2 years ago

Awesome little lake and gorgeous ridge line view of the surrounding areas once you near the lake. This trail.. kicked my butt a little bit. I ride intermediate trails.. and now I know, yes AllTrails, this IS an advanced ride! Ascent was pretty impressive and choosing the right trail line was very necessary in many spots on the descent. Got booted right off my bike in a couple stops. Overall awesome ride, I'd do it again! If you aren't an advanced rider, or at least up for anything, I'd stick with hiking this trail.

hiking
2 years ago

We hiked in with our dog on a rainy day... usually that means there wouldn't be too many people. The trail was packed with all varieties, including horses and dirty bikes. Which is great but if you're more of a back country hiker this might not be for you. The trail is quite easy, the switch backs are large and the trail is very groomed, ideal for a novice or someone with children.

2 years ago

Went on this great hike today. From trailhead to Lake and back -6.5 miles
Lots of downed trees over the trail. Snow and ice at the Lake. Measured the snow to be just over 3' ft at the Lake area.

Great workout trail- defintely feeling it tonight! Otherwise trail is a gorgeous hike with unbelievable views of Flathead Valley.