Bowman Lake Trail to Upper Waterton Lake [CLOSED]

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Glacier National Park

Bowman Lake Trail to Upper Waterton Lake is a 43.3 mile out and back trail located near Polebridge, Montana that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, and backpacking and is best used from May until October.

Distance: 43.3 miles Elevation Gain: 5,485 feet Route Type: Out & Back

backpacking

camping

hiking

forest

lake

views

wildlife

closed

no dogs

This trail is experiencing full or partial closure due to COVID-19. Please see the open trails nearby for alternate hiking options.

hiking
9 months ago

Great trail. Make sure to detour to hole in the wall and Boulder Peak. Lake Francis is out of this world also.

hiking
9 months ago

We did a 3 night trip starting at Bowman and walked out to Waterton and it was great. First night a Upper Bowman and then going up and over Brown Pass was challenge for old folks like us but was worth it. Especially jumping in Thunderbird Lake on the way down to Hawksbill. Stars were amazing that night/clear skies. Next night was at Waterton River which was buggy but swimming/hanging around Goat Haunt was sweet. The hike out to Waterton was the least favorite segment especially the last incline. Great part of the park.

hiking
9 months ago