Lake Francis Trail

MODERATE 4 reviews
#72 of 119 trails in

Lake Francis Trail is a 16.9 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
16.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,358 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

camping

hiking

lake

waterfall

no dogs

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

5 months ago

Absolutely amazing. Lake Francis is where my husband proposed to me so it will always hold a special place in my heart. The views here are out of this world. In my opinion nothing compares to GNP.

We did see a grizzly after we left this trail to head to Waterton so bring bear spray!!!!

Saturday, November 05, 2016

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
Sunday, May 29, 2016

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

backpacking
Thursday, September 01, 2016