Lake Francis Trail

MODERATE 3 reviews
#67 of 113 trails in

Lake Francis Trail is a 17.5 mile lightly trafficked 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
17.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2631 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

camping

hiking

lake

waterfall

Glacier Park Inc. P.O. Box 2025, Columbia Falls, Montana 59912 406-8922525

10 months ago

Much of the hike is spent in thick woods or very tall huckleberry bushes (bring that bear spray!), but every once in a while you breakout into spectacular views. Lake Francis is beyond jaw dropping. Bring a fishing pole, you have to try to not catch a fish there. Great campground too. Would recommend it as an overnight trip. One of the best I've ever done!

backpacking
Thursday, September 01, 2016

backpacking
Sunday, May 29, 2016

Very beautiful trail with a perfect lake at the end. We did it as an overnighter. Very nice camping ground.