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Rocky Point Trail is a 3.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near West Glacier, Montana that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from June until October.

Length 3.9 mi Elevation gain 252 ft Route type Out & Back

Kid friendly

Hiking

Forest

Lake

River

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Rocky

No dogs

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Rocky Point Trail is an 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.

Keep an eye out for bears!

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C W.
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HikingBugs

Easy trail. Given how crowded the rest of the park is, this one only had one other car when we arrived at 7am. We started the trail at north folk road. got a couple bug bites. A good chill hike overall for our rest day. Some nice views near the lake.

Satish Krishnan
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Hiking

super easy and flat, lots of huckleberries around the trail. half shaded and half sun, more shaded areas by the rocks. access to beaches by the lake. super hot around noon, but the water is nice to cool you down!p

Chuck Hickey
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HikingGreat!

This trail is different than the sign posted Rocky Point trailhead. This is really a nature trail, not so much a hiking trail. we had a little challenge getting into the campground to park, but the ranger was nice and allowed us to park at the amphitheater. we made our way to loop D, then continued behind the bathroom building to where a orange cone pole had the nature trail name on it. The hike is very easy with the trail being wide and shady. lots of huckleberries along it near the lake. No bugs were noted. There were plenty of people on the trail and even a deer about 10ft off the trail who did not care about people. no bears nor signs any were nearby. managed to pick about a pint of berries for the morning pancakes. The views of the lake are great and a few good places for the kids to scramble around for fun. the rating is based on this being a nature trail and looking for an easy day after a strenuous hiking week.

Chelsea Render
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We saw two black bears shortly after starting the trail, right behind fish creek campground. The trail did have some inclines and was not just an easy walk. If you follow the trail signs the views are not that impressive and we only went about 2 miles in total. I'm not sure what route would have been longer as the description mentioned. This is a short hike through the woods with some views of the lake. Remember, a fed bear is a dead bear!

Gregory Craddock
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Hiking

Saw black bear, deer and chipmunk. Trail in good condition.

Angie Warren
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Hiking

Seemed shorter than what the app says. Nice easy hike. Some nice lookouts of the lake. Found some huckleberries along the trail too!

Lorrinda Cheatham
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Completed July 12. We saw a bear down by the shoreline. Beautiful views of Lake McDonald.

Aaron Longmire
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Hiking

Nice short trail with a beautiful view of St. Mary Lake

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Beka Barrows Anardi
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Hiking

This was a good trail to do as a family. The shoreline access was fun for the kids, and there were some beautiful lake views as the hike went on. I used a GRIT Freedom Hiking Wheelchair on the hike and on the way back there were some steep downhills that required major assist so I didn't get out of control. Doable in a hiking/trail chair, but you will need 2 person assist from time to time.

Missy Kirincic
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Hiking

Really easy and not crowded at all. Gorgeous views. Seemed a lot shorter than what’s noted on AllTrails.

Kalli Hicks
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Hiking

Wonderful walk, varied incline, decline and flat trail terrain. Easy in, easy out. Great reward for not much work at all! Perfect for families, connected to Fish creek, wonderful spot for hammocking. Hiked in chacos no problem.

Tim Lewis
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HikingBugs

You have to park at the picnic area since the campground is closed. Walk toward the campground then go over the bridge to cross the creek. Added about .3 miles. Very quick and easy trail. Lots of shade too. Barely any incline. Great views of the lake. Saw more deer than people. The mosquitos were brutal.

Marc N
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Hiking

Beautiful easy trail... Nice views of the lake. Wildlife present - saw a nice buck. Worthwhile trail

flip m.
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Hiking

Beautiful trail with nice views of Lake McDonald. Very easy. ideal for families with little kids. We parked at Fish Creek Campground and took the trail from there.

Karrie Nevins Mendoza
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Great trail and good views of lake McDonald. Good for families not crowded.

Evan McCullers
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Hiking

Very nice trail for all ages that provides a gorgeous panoramic view of Lake McDonald at the end. I’ve never had any trouble at all with crowds on this trail.

Marcinda Rickrode
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Hiking

Fun climbing rocks with our teens and the section with lake views are amazing. Part of it seemed to not be marked well and nothing spectacular but overall a good shorter hike.

Cody Stevenson
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Joyce Baker
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Hiking

10/1/2019 Super easy beautiful walking trail along the side of Lake McDonald! We were the only ones here for 1 1/2 hours.

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Lettie Primeaux
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Hiking

This is a great easy hike away from the crowds. Beautiful lake views. We hiked this after rafting in the morning. Recommend this if looking for a easy shorter hike.

Michelle Hepler
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Hiking

We did this trail late in the afternoon, after landing in Kalispell and driving over to the park. Great short little hike to get away from the more popular areas near West Glacier Village. Easy terrain and good views of Lake McDonald.

Lisa DuVernay
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Hiking

Easy trail , pretty populated but not crazy. The lake views were totally the highlight and worth it

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Joe Tholl
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Hiking

This was a fun, short hike. Perfect for our first day at Glacier. The All Trails distance seems to be a bit shorter than what the actual trail was; however, it was still a nice trail. The views of Lake McDonald are wonderful! Would definitely recommend to anyone trying to get a quick hike in to start off a great trip!

Leanna Bush
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HikingNo shadeOver grown

July 9: Definitely some pretty lookout points but overall trail led nowhere and was pretty overgrown at points. Bugs weren’t an issue for us. Made our way down to the water’s edge. That was beautiful.

Chelsey Michals
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Hiking

Beautiful hike to see Lake McDonald. Would suggest starting out with this one to prepare for the other ones lol. Beautiful views

Travis Bonnett
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Hiking

Easy trail with beautiful views.

Zane Dodds
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Hiking

Great trail for the kids (ages 6 & 7) in GNP! Perfect length and just enough uphills/downhills to keep everyone interested. There are great places on the trail to stop and take in the beauty of Lake McDonald, have a snack or both. Enjoy!

Zane Dodds
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Hiking

Great trail for the kids (ages 6 & 7) in GNP! Perfect length and just enough uphills/downhills to keep everyone interested. There are great places on the trail to stop and take in the beauty of Lake McDonald, have a snack or both. Enjoy!

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