Belly River Trail to Cosley Lake

MODERATE 4 reviews
#84 of 114 trails in

Belly River Trail to Cosley Lake is a 16.6 mile out and back trail located near East Glacier Park, Montana that features a waterfall. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking and camping.

DISTANCE
16.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1663 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

camping

hiking

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

backpacking
6 months ago

This trail is amazing! We started at the Belly River Trailhead and hiked into Cosley Lake and stayed one night. The trail descends gradually at the beginning, and flattens out for the majority of the hike. A few miles in, the trail opens up and you're greeted with giant fields filled with dandelions (if you go early in the season). We stopped for lunch at the ranger station, which is a little over 6 miles from the trailhead.

From there, you'll cross a cool swinging bridge and eventually reach Gros Ventre falls. You might be hurting by now if you have a big overnight pack on, but hang in you're almost there! When you reach the head of Cosley Lake you won't be disappointed. Its a pretty good sized lake surrounded by beautiful mountains, can't really go wrong there. Hope you enjoy! And don't forget your bug spray :)

6 months ago

Monday, August 29, 2016