Huckleberry Mountain Lookout is a 11.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Apgar, Montana that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking and walking.
Rode this trail June 2016 on horseback. Trail was well maintained. Very few hikers met along the way. Hitching rails at the top. AMAZING views along the way and at the top. Elevation gain was pretty significant but the horses handled it well. The trail is narrow and exposed most of the way so it can be a bit dizzying from horseback. Not a trail I suggest for anyone scared of heights or green horses. We looked out across a valley and saw an airplane below us at one point! We were warned to watch for bears but so none. If you are taking horses, we recommend you get to the trailhead early as parking is limited for trucks and trailers. Stock ramp available at the trail head.
Hiked this trail on 26 June 2016. No snow on trail and only a few muddy spots. 13 miles round trip. Encountered a black bear and cub in the trail. They were as startled as much as we were. Amazing views and a enjoyable hike. Highly recommended
Great moderate trail - about 5 miles of a nice incline in the forrest then great views once you reach the ridgeline. Huckleberries were abundant in the second week of July and we saw a black bear. Mosquitos got bad as evening approached. Not too many people on the trail compared to other hikes in Glacier.
This trail begins near McGee Meadows and climbs stepply up the North Bank of McGee Creek through forrest before emerhing above the trees. The trail continues to climb until it reaches the ridgeline, and then turns North, following the crest of Apgar Mountains for 1.5 miles to the manned lookout. From the lookout, the uninterupted forrests of North Fork Valley stretch away to the foot of the snow capped Livingston Range, which dominates the eastern skyline. About 2700 feet elevation gain. Out and back hike.