Fish Lake Trail

MODERATE 24 reviews
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Fish Lake Trail is a 5.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near West Glacier, Montana that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
5.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,338 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

old growth

no dogs

18 days ago

Great winter hike! We hiked this in January and March.

1 month ago

Pretty and steep. Last portion to the lake is absolutely amazing. It was so quiet!

1 month ago

Uphill moat of way. lake was the least impressive and not really accessible like others for wading/swimming. . DO NOT hike the rest of the way around the lake on a trail that joins the lincoln lake trail. Very unused trail and was a times hard to find. Went through 2 patches of stinging nettle and mostly burnt out forest. Saw plenty of bear scat but no bears.

1 month ago

The hike itself was okay. All forest. The lake at the end was more pond like and no views of the mountains. Kind of disappointing for how far it was.

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4 months ago

Compared to other hikes in Glacier, this one is just ok. I mean, it's beautiful, but if you have a capable group of hikers, then I'd look elsewhere for a challenge.

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Saturday, July 29, 2017

Nothing special about this hike. We did it in around 2 hours RT and it served as a quick hike to waste time. It brings you to a small lake but there's a lot of trees in the way (we did it at dusk so we didn't spend much time exploring the area for a better view)

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

beautiful!!!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Only worth it if you have a limited time and have to be based out of Lake McDonald lodge ... can be done in 3 hours.

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Saturday, July 01, 2017

Steep hike with an ordinary lake at the end. No where to sit once you get there.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Disappointing destination.. little lake in the woods with a bunch of bugs

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Not a super great payout for the elevation gain plus there were mosquitos when we went to sit down by the lake. I'd go with another hike

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

this trail starts near Lake mcdonald and follows a horse trail (with lots of horse droppings). on the way up you can catch nice views (look behind you!). it leads over a few streams and bridges. there are multiple turn offs for other hikes. the fish lake is literally a pond. there isn't a great area to sit down. not that you would want to sit next to the pond with frogs, flies, and Lilly pads.
the hike through the forest was better than the destination

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