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Howe Lake Trail is a 4.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Coram, Montana that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

Length 4.3 mi Elevation gain 433 ft Route type Out & Back
Cross country skiing Hiking Nature trips Snowshoeing Bird watching Forest Lake River Views Wild flowers Wildlife Bugs Muddy Over grown No dogs
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Geoff Uhlemann
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was nice that it wasn't busy but probably was not worth doing

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Kurt Thomas
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Hiking

Easy hike through mostly burned forest to a small lake. Not the prettiest hike in the park, but there weren’t many other people on the trail.

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Steph Wang
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Hiking

It’s a narrow one car gravel road to the trail head which can maybe accommodate 6 cars? We were there when only 4 cars. Overall, this trail is very secluded with few other hikers. It was an easy hike, with little elevation gains, narrow paths. The sides were overgrown in different parts but there’s a variety of low vegetation with pretty colors. After about 1.7 miles, you will encounter two lakes, both of which are kind of green. I would not recommend taking the ridge trail (extra 1.7 miles) because it is extremely overgrown, with plants over shoulder high. If you do decide to go for this, wear long pants. There were no additional breathtaking views on this part of the trail aside about 2.5 miles in; there’s a great outlook over both lakes where a fallen stump makes a good lunch spot! I would recommend checking out a different trail in the park instead of doing this one.

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Laura Evans
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HikingBugsMuddyNo shadeOver grown

7 mile drive on a gravel road to get to the trail head where there are about 10 parking spots. Relatively easy hike in the park, great for avoiding the crowds on other trails. There are some views of mountains surrounding the trail and nice views of Howe lake. Path is clear but somewhat overgrown until you get to the first lake. If you follow the Howe ridge Fire Trail past the lake, it gets very overgrown. About a mile past the lake, there is a set of logs that face back towards the two lakes. This is one of the best views on the trail! It is not worth going any further. Views are about the same the whole way, except for a glimpse of Lake Mcdonald.

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Sam Caputo
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HikingNo shade

Trail isn't closed. This is a nice easy trail but I would skip it if you have less time in the park. 90% in the sun so bring a hat and wear sunblock. Limited parking. 5.5 miles down a gravel road. The views were just ok.

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Michelle Kutz
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HikingOver grown

Beautiful wild flowers and a baby moose.

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Allan Peckham
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Over grown

Absolutely beautiful alpine flower filled hike out to a lake. Very busy day in glacier but very few people out this way.

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Russ Linton
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Yes, the remote mountain lake has bugs. It also offers stunning views, breathtaking wild flowers, and an one of the easier out of the way hikes in Glacier National Park. Absolutely recommended, especially in late Spring and early Summer!

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Jason Buscema
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HikingBugsOver grown

Gorgeous hike! Lots of wild flowers along the entire trail. The trail is overgrown quite a bit but that adds to the beauty. Definitely want to use your bug repellent. This was one of our favorite hikes we did in Glacier. So beautiful.

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Kayleigh Bouw
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HikingNo shadeOver grown

Nice trail-The view of the lake was nice, there was not much else to see on the trail though. The drive to the trail was a bit of a challenge but is do-able in good conditions. We did not see any wildlife, but there was bear scat on the trail and several berry bushes, so be mindful of bears in the area.

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Daphne Kley
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Hiking

Easy trail which you can extend to a 12 km out and back. Loved the small and natural path. Two spots with bear vescus but no sightings. At the lake were two northern harriers looking for prey. And a bold eagle. Beautifull

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anthony thomsen
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Hiking

Super easy nice little hike. The views are OK at the lake. You’re walking through a farmer burn out. We still enjoyed it.

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rick rueth
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Hiking

Easy hike except for the high humidity and temp. Found loons on the lake.

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Kathy Kaberle
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We didn’t make it far on this very isolated and tight trail. Brush and bugs were too much and the possibility of running into wildlife seemed high. We heard the lake is beautiful from our host family. A good trip for those who like real back country hiking!

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Steven Jordan
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Good hike. It was a long drive down narrow dusty road to get there and only parking for 5 cars. It is remote so we were worried about the bears. Hike goes through an area of the park that was burned decades ago so all new growth is in the last 15 to 20 years or so. That new growth is very dense and lush and beautiful. The trail seems to have been cut by a tractor about 10 feet wide. Once we got to Howe lake it is beautiful for sure. Areas around the lake are boggy. It would be nice to have a bit more trail around the lake and a spot to sit down and picnic but there was none.

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Lisa Brown
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Hiking

It is a fairly easy hike. considering all that glacier has to offer, it was a bit underwelming. on a hot sunny day it can be a beat down. much of the trail is in the direct sunlight. wear lots of sunscreen and bring plenty of water. not much wildlife on the trail although we did see a deer at the lake. It is not easy to access the water with lots of vegetation. there was a tree down by the shore in the shade that made a great place to sit and take a break. this part of the park burned several years back and is making a slow come back. lots of wildflowers.

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Jeremy Isles
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We did this hike a few weeks ago. It is an easy hike and once we arrived at the first lake we saw a moose that was hanging out in between the two lakes. We tried to fish it but didn't have any luck and the shoreline wasn't good for fishing.

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Leah Spezza
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Nice easy 4 mile trail. Very isolated with not much traffic. Beautiful area in Grizzly country. Be aware of your surroundings in this area and carry bear spray.

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Mark Wulf
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Francisco Jalon
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Chris Klenc
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Melissa Logan
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Jenny Steuer
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Zach Posthumus
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Russ Linton
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