Triple Divide Trail

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Triple Divide Trail is a 30.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near East Glacier Park, Montana that features a lake and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October.

30.2 miles
5623 feet
Out & Back





nature trips






wild flowers




no dogs

The actual Triple Divide summit is a difficult climb but the pass is beautiful and leads to a trail to continue into St Mary area and is a great look at some of the East side of the park that most don't see. Cut Bank(where you start) is BEAUTIFUL and offers views into the Two Medicine area from a m

8 months ago

We hiked triple divide pass in early summer as the trail was still snowbound at highest elevations. snow, sleet, rain, high humidity and sun were all a part. our daughter was 8, sons 12 & 14. An epic hike, ending with our in St. Mary's.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Incredibly beautiful but difficult hike. We had camped at Red Eagle Lake the night before, and we day-hiked the pass the next day, an 18-mile round trip overall. Well worth it. That day, we passed both a medium-sized grizzly and a large bull moose, as well as marmots and mountain goats near the summit itself. We got rained on, hailed on, and sunny skies and the terrain proved to be incredibly diverse. There are rivers, creeks, dead and flourishing forests, colorful and interesting flora, unique rope/plank bridges, and breathtaking views from the peak and meadows. Would definitely do again if in the Glacier area. Take bear spray, and be careful traveling in the late fall and early spring. Huzzah!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Truly the "Crown of the Continent"...I day-hiked from Cut Bank. It's a moderate climb to Triple Divide Peak where the rain splits off in three directions to the Gulf, Pacific, and Hudson Bay. It's quite the geological anomoli. I walked across the meadow and filled my bottle from the glacial waterfall. Fantastic day