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Wyatt Tustin reviewed Great Northern Mountain Trail
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I grew up in Coram, just down the road from this spectacular hike. I've hiked this mountain three times (I was 45 the last time). I purposely made sure we had a clear weather day each time to avoid weather-related issues and to ensure the views were clear. We always began before dawn (with headlamps) so we could enjoy time at the summit. This is a difficult, but spectacular climb.

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Grace Madsen reviewed Frazier Lake
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Hiking

Couldn’t even find the trailhead, multiple cars got stuck on the way up. Super pretty area though. Would be good for snowshoeing. Will try this in the summer. Worth checking out fairy lake.

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Sant Vangavolu reviewed Great Northern Mountain Trail
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Very steep trail throughout. First 2 miles in the forest and then it opens up to incredible views. Very technical to summit, but worth it. Super exposed for 3 miles. Don’t try in inclement weather.

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Amanda McIntosh reviewed Great Northern Mountain Trail
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Hiked most of the way to the summit but turned around at the scramble, wary of weather. Absolutely incredible - butt-kicker on the way up, a bit of exposure but nothing too scary. Will come back on a sunny day to bag this one!

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Nathan Klug reviewed Great Northern Mountain Trail
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HikingBlowdownIcyNo shadeOff trailRockyScrambleSnow

Loved it. Not as hard physically as South Sister in Oregon, but way more challenging mentally. I had to really focus at the top and try to not slip on the crust of ice and snow that had formed the previous night. If you’re comfortable with scrambling then this shouldn’t be an issue, however, like the previous reviews have stated the first two miles are straight up the mountainside with bends in the trail only to avoid obstacles. So worth it tho! Would love to try this hike again.

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Michael Fenoff reviewed Frazier Lake
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Jeremiah Martin reviewed Great Northern Mountain Trail
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The mountain is okay, but this "trail" is brutally steep. It's not actually an official Forest Service trail so it basically just goes STRAIGHT up the mountain. Coming down destroys your knees and quads and it's super dusty and rooty. The top of the mountain is sketchy, exposed and potentially dangerous. It's snow filled until mid summer and then it's probably is inaccessible because of snow by September. This mountain isn't even as big as many in Glacier Park. If your into peakbagging, basically any peak in Colorado blows this one out of the water. The road in is also pretty long and dusty with lots of washboard so don't drive a car you care about.

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Blair Kuethe reviewed Great Northern Mountain Trail
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HikingGreat!RockyScramble

Steep. Techy. WORTH IT. A climber trail. Hike and scramble to the summit.

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Sergio Gallegos reviewed Great Northern Mountain Trail
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Hiking

One fun trail! Big first leg uphill but the views are amazing! Slightly technical towards the top.

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Erin Kelly reviewed Frazier Lake
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HikingNo shade

Road to the trail is not the best, can get pretty rocky. Lake was dried up by this time of year but it was still a beautiful view!

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Nicholas Leydon reviewed Great Northern Mountain Trail
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Tough but great hike. Did this on 8/13. Arrived around 8a when there were 2 cars in the “lot” area. Saw <10 people the whole way. Road is nicely groomed — any type of can access. TH is just beyond where the road ends over a bridge. The first 1.5 (my wife says it’s more like 2 ) miles are tough. Basically just uphill with no switchbacks. It’s challenging but tolerable esp since it’s covered. Poles are necessary. After that ascent, it’s a little rolling across the peaks. Note that the trail isn’t always well marked so just be sure to download the trail map beforehand. We saw one mountain goat who stared us down on the trail but actually seemed quite comfortable with hikers. We clocked about 3.8m up because we didn’t summit the full way and stopped at a previous peak. We weren’t interested in the final scramble. Totally worth it with gorgeous views of Glacier National Park to one side and Hungry Horse Reservoir to the other. Panoramic views are stunning. Windy. Bring layers. No bugs. Final note: this peak gives you terrific views of Glacier without the crowds. And if you’re at the summit of Whitefish Mountain, you can see this peak (it’s on the plaque at the summit). So you get bragging rights too!

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Trail recording did not function the entire route.

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Lisa Hartung reviewed Frazier Lake
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Was a bit disappointing as the lake had dried up but the view was still beautiful! I would consider it more of a difficult trail rather than medium.

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Molly Carney reviewed Great Northern Mountain Trail
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I wonder how many toenails have been lost because of this mountain. Highly recommend bringing poles, lots of water, and layers. Not dog friendly. Go right at the very top!

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Samantha Bruckelmyer reviewed Great Northern Mountain Trail
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