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hiking
3 days ago

Beautiful trail to summit of lion mountain. Unfortunately the clouds and snow began before we reached the top and the view was obscured.

cross country skiing
snow
6 days ago

Confusion reigns about the dogs because the title is for the Seeley Creek Nordic Ski trails EAST of Seeley Lake and the map location is for the incorrectly titled, ungroomed trails, on the WEST side of Seeley Lake
Yes indeed, dogs, snowshoes, skiis, boots, and yes even snowmobiles are allowed on the trail network on the WEST side of Seeley Lake. The segment marked on the map which appears to be from the Lodges On The Lake to the Boy Scout Bridge via a piece of the Lars Kramen Loop. In addition to the segment marked on the map, there are about another five miles of trails on the WEST side of Seeley lake where users of all sorts are welcomed year round. The trails are ungroomed except for the Archibald Snowmobile Trail. The west side trails are limited to non-motorized use during the snow-free season. Mike's information is correct for the outstanding Seeley Creek trails on the EAST side of Seeley Lake.

cross country skiing
9 days ago

On further examination I realized that this the description and map are not the Seeley Creek Ski Trails. The Ski Trails are located on the opposite side of the lake on Morrell Creek Road. Dogs are NOT allowed on the ski trails in winter when skiing and grooming are occurring. Walking and snowshoeing are also not allowed on the trails in winter.

cross country skiing
9 days ago

Dogs are not allowed on these trails in winter due to ski grooming. Dogs are OK the rest of the year.

Best marked/blazed trail I've ever been on! There are maps at every intersection to show the individual where you are and what the intersection brings.

The meadow loop is easy and relaxing. There are several other small trails off the meadow loop which you can go on to get more mileage or more elevations changes. Very fun and relaxing area!

The trail has well defined cross country ski tracks, though I saw people snowshoeing the trail (I just hiked and had spikes in the event the ice was bad but didn't need them after all).

hiking
1 month ago

Highly recommended! Gently rolling, well-marked trail right alongside this spectacularly beautiful lake--fantastic views on all parts of the trail. A bit of an uphill and rocky the last 1/3-1/2 mile as you make your way up to the Falls, but so worth it once you get up there. I went just after Labor Day and did not have issues with the mosquitoes as some have mentioned. You're in bear country, of course, so be smart and carry bear spray, make noise as you go and preferably, unlike me, do not hike alone--I saw no bears (or bear scat on the trail) on my hike. Would be a beautiful lake to kayak or canoe, also--pristine, clear and beautiful waters, gorgeous coves. Easy hike for just about everyone I would think (although steep toward the falls). I'll be taking this hike again!

Nice Easy trail.

The trailhead is well marked. You begin by gradually going uphill, then it flattens out as you go around the left side of the creek and around a marshy area. We didn’t try hiking to the upper lake because of a lack of time. Looking forward to hiking it again next summer when it isn’t snowing and blowing.

hiking
2 months ago

Very nice hike along the shores of lake McDonald. Beautiful views of the mountain range and colors but the winds across the lake took away the mirror reflection of the crystal clear water.

Portion of trails were closed due to fire damage from recent fires.

on Lupine Lake Trail

3 months ago

Great day hike and gorgeous path through the pines. The lake is absolutely stunning and in the fall very secluded and not crowded one bit. A ways out there but worth it.

on Stanton Lake

3 months ago

Yes a little steep at the beginning but not bad and a walk in in the park after that. Beautiful hike all around especially in the fall! Great day hike for sure

hiking
3 months ago

Actually hard to give any rating as far as hiking is concerned but as a wilderness refuge for birds it is impressive. Found what we thought was the trailhead (unmarked) on the East side behind the Ninepipes Inn but trail came to abrubt end approx 750 yards in, ie an impassable waterway unless you are wearing waders or you are a duck! Doubled back and crossed main road to an "official" entrance just a few steps South of the Inn. But alas could only venture about 500 yards before encountering flooded path. So all in all a bit of a disappointment. There is a short nature trail at the Inn but it was actually closed owing to recent bear sightings!!! Had dinner at the Inn and enjoyed watching the swallows skimming across the small lake behind the Inn.

hiking
3 months ago

A nice quiet trail that can be hiked in a couple hours. Ample parking at trailhead. The road sign to trailhead is about 200 yards before the parking lot coming from West Glacier on US2, ie don't park where cabin rental office is. Was confronted by unfriendly large dog with equally rude, unapologetic owner, when I advised that dogs required to be on leash. She pleaded ignorance but anyone with an ounce of sense would have checked.
Trail does not end at head of lake but there seemed to be a path beyond the 'official' end of the trail. Heavily overgrown so didn't go too far. Was wondering if it might have led to a viewpoint of the mountain at the head of the lake?

The hike itself is super mellow and family friendly. HIGHLY recommend the nearby campground. Wrote up a post on Holland Lake with pics if anyone is interested: https://practicalvagabonds.com/holland-lake-montana/

hiking
3 months ago

Really enjoyed this hike and the lake at the end is quite secluded and breathtaking! Plus we only encountered 2 other people while hiking which we loved. Although the trail is a bit overgrown, we didn't have any difficulty following it. We did encounter quite a bit of bear scat along the trail though so make sure to bring the bear repellant.

The trail starts off with a decent climb for a while and then meanders downward through a river crossing and continues with fairly minimal decline and incline. The last bit goes back to a steeper incline but it much shorter than the beginning and after this bit of incline, the lake comes into view. Overall an enjoyable hike with a beautiful lake at the end!

hiking
3 months ago

One of the prettiest fall color trails you will find in early October. The drive in passes many striking fall scenes as well.

Easy trail with well maintained Creek crossings ending in gorgeous mountain lake views. Often quite busy despite the lengthy drive to the trailhead

3 months ago

Nice easy trail. scenery was awesome.

The trail depicted on the map is a road and is intended to drive on.

hiking
4 months ago

Hiked this little trail on our way out from west glacier to the great falls airport and it was AMAZING! Easy and well marked trail, gorgeous all the way along the lake, mostly shaded, and a treat of a waterfall at the end! Awesome highly recommended.

hiking
4 months ago

This was our first trail using all trails app. The trailhead was easy to find and has a bathroom. The hike starts off a slight bit steep but levels off nicely toward the top. The lake was really nice. We tried to walk to the second lake but the trail was a lot harder to follow and we were running short on daylight so we turned back. All in all great hike.

This was a fun hike along the lake. I would rate this as Moderate, due to the rocky incline towards the end of the hike.

4 months ago

Reaching the waterfall, you will also get a nive view over Holland Lake.

hiking
4 months ago

Amazing hike! Also swam in the lake, which was a great temperature in September. Easy out and back and great views!

Beautiful views.

4 months ago

Fantastic hike. Certainly a tad sketchy in places. At the waterfall look for the arrow pointing up what amounts to a very steep rock slide. Go slow and watch your footing. Bear sign was on the trail so be prepared with some spray and make noise. The lake was wonderful and I could have spent all day just sitting there. I would do it again!

Beautiful trail...amazing wildflowers and some amazing views.

hiking
4 months ago

I drove up to trail head past the resevoir. Started to hike but realized I didn’t have bear spray so turned around. Has anyone run into wildlife? Also is it 3.6 miles round trip or one way. One guy said it was 7 miles round trip. Thanks
The creek was gorgeous.

hiking
4 months ago

Pretty awesome trail, and length was about perfect for toddler and baby in backpack with a dog... beautiful views and waterfall was very refreshing and beautiful. Only downside was ton of mosquitos everywhere!

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