Rocky Point Trail

EASY 12 reviews
#48 of 105 trails in

Rocky Point Trail is a 4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near West Glacier, Montana that features a lake. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking and walking.

4.0 miles
393 feet
Out & Back

kid friendly









no dogs

Rocky Point Trail is a easy hike with nice views at Rocky Point of Mount Brown and Edwards Mountain across Lake McDonald. Getting to the Trailhead for Rocky Point is a little tricky. At the 'T' intersection north of the west entrance to Glacier Park take a left on Camus Road. Cross the outflow from Lake McDonald onto Camus Road. As you go up the hill look for signs on the right for Fish Creek Campground, turn right onto Fish Creek Campground Road and stay to the left. You will come to a divided section of the road, there is a small building on your right and in front of you is the entrance to Fish Creek Campground. Circle back towards were you were coming from and immediately turn right onto the dirt road known as the (Inner) North Fork Road. From this point it is one half mile to the trailhead parking area. You will come to a gravel pit on your left, pull into the parking area in front of the gravel piles and park. The trailhead is in the right hand side of the road just before you entered the opening for the gravel pit.

3 days ago

Fun hike but it is more like a mile long. My 9 year old lost his camera on the hike but otherwise it was great with nice views of Lake McDonald.

4 days ago

14 days ago

Short hike but when we went in early June there was maybe 6 other people on it which was nice. There's a good amount of open space to hang out and enjoy the nice view with friends.

28 days ago

1 month ago

We caught a break during the off season (late April) between some rain and hail and decided to give this Trail a shot with our two small children. The park ranger at the visitors center suggested this one. We loved it. It was just right to take small kids on and you get some pretty fantastic views of Lake McDonald along the way. The trail links up with several others so you could make this as big of a hike as you'd like. Oh we also got to see the raging waters of the streams coming down from all the melting snow and rain. Beautiful area that we'd enjoy returning to.

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Monday, August 26, 2013

The trail I wanted to review isn't listed here, but this trail is closest. A few short miles down the road is a dirt road that leads to packers roost. The trail leads to a stream with great fishing, but I never got that far. About a mile in a Grizzly bear came across the path 45 yards ahead of me. At first I thought she was a young one, then I saw her two cubs. She probably weighed no more than 400 lbs. they ate some of the wild raspberries and then trotted off. I decided to turn around even though I did have bear spray since I couldn't see exactly where they went.

The trail itself was very easy and flat. It doubles as a horse trail so you need to watch for droppings. After the mile marker comes the part of the Forrest that was burned about 10 years ago and the undergrowth is pretty tall and thick. A bit unsettling after a grizzly sighting.

Thursday, August 08, 2013

An easy trail located near Fish Creek campground. Appropriate for all ages. Has minimal elevation gain and is shaded. Informational signs are posted along the trail, educating hikers about a fire that burned through the area in the early 2000s. Nice view of the lake at the point. Overall, easy to get to and quick to do.

Be aware: black bears are quite active in this area. Bring bear spray and make noise while hiking.