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Logging Lake Trail

MODERATE 10 reviews
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Logging Lake Trail is a 25.6 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: 25.6 miles Elevation Gain: 2,158 feet Route Type: Out & Back





nature trips


bird watching





wild flowers


no dogs

over grown
5 days ago

An excellent trail that really makes you feel like you're out there! Not too many views but an awesome couple of remote lakes! Much of the trek is through dence brush so 2 things I highly recommend to make this trip much more enjoyable, rain pants & tall boots as much of it is very muddy as well. Did see a grizzly using the trail ahead of me so caution is necessary n the dence areas. Seen only three other groups on my 4 days out here & had logging lake all to myself on a Saturday! Great 1st backpack in the park

8 months ago

Hiked this beautiful trail yesterday. The hike to the lake was mild with very minimal elevation changes. Not the most scenic trail, but the lake is well worth the effort! Very quiet and secluded hike. Not a soul in this portion of the park the entire day!

10 months ago

Some areas along the trail are muddy and overgrown with brush. Expect plants to get up to 4' high. Very remote trail compared to some of the others in Glacier. I saw more bears than people on the trail (and I saw 1 bear). It does offer some good views. Is it something that'll blow your socks off? Probably not... but I don't regret doing the whole trek.

10 months ago

A friend and I hiked from the trail head to Grace Lake (the far east end of the trial) and back. We camped at Logging Lake campground on the way out and the way back, and spent one night at Grace Lake campground in between. There is also a campground about 3.5 miles past Logging Lake campground called Adair, but I would skip it if your itinerary allows. Of course you need a permit for any camping in the back country at Glacier NP, so plan ahead. This out-and-back route is a bit overgrown in places (especially as you get closer to Grace Lake), but it is a good relatively level hike with some rewarding views near the campgrounds. The park service cabin on the north end of Logging Lake is a nice stop and the grizzlies have done a number on the logs. You may be disappointed to get this route if you applied for another route, but you will enjoy it nonetheless. If you get to Grace Lake, don't miss the opportunity to make your way to the east end of the lake for a great view back of the peaks back to the west (you can't see them from the camp ground side of the lake).

11 months ago

Couldn't get to Bowman or Kintla since the parking lots were full, so we settled on Logging Lake. We only hiked for a total of 5 miles before we needed to go get ready for our elopement in the evening, but the 5 miles we did had nice views for what we did see. This hike was super buggy though. We didn't see anyone else on the trail the entire time either.

11 months ago

Bring bug spray on this trail with a lot of deet.

Thursday, July 05, 2018

The first couple miles you follow the ridge above The creek and have some nice vistas. Then, you enter a very boggy, muddy area ( it probably had more muddy spots than usual due to previous rains - we couldn’t have done this without pants, ankle boots and bug spray) with tall growth . We missed scratched in arrow to picnic area on sign and ended up at. Camp ground. Lake is beautiful and we heard elk bugling. Didn’t see one person until heading back. Definite ID of a fresh huge pile of bear shit had us a bit nervous and bear spray in hand! Total trip to was more than 5 Miles for sure. We had 12 Miles rdtrip but had to sidestep mud a lot!

2 months ago

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