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I hiked this trail 2 years ago at the age of 63, with former college friends on a reunion trip. We did the full hike and it was a good challenge, but other than the distance, would rate it as "easy". It was a beautiful trail with a wide variety of sights along the way, one of my favorites in Glacier.

A nice walk after a big snowstorm yesterday. I saw the perfect MLK sign carved into the snow.

hiking
2 days ago

Beautiful trail to summit of lion mountain. Unfortunately the clouds and snow began before we reached the top and the view was obscured.

Great hike I did back in August, my favorite in the Highwoods thus far. It’s a good length, not overly strenuous but still a workout, and has great views. Worth taking the detour to Windy Mountain peak. Good views down into Choteau and Cascade counties.

hiking
6 days ago

A short but steep hike that isn’t very travelled. We saw two other couples on our hike, and we had the waterfall all to ourselves. Definitely worth it!

cross country skiing
snow
6 days ago

Confusion reigns about the dogs because the title is for the Seeley Creek Nordic Ski trails EAST of Seeley Lake and the map location is for the incorrectly titled, ungroomed trails, on the WEST side of Seeley Lake
Yes indeed, dogs, snowshoes, skiis, boots, and yes even snowmobiles are allowed on the trail network on the WEST side of Seeley Lake. The segment marked on the map which appears to be from the Lodges On The Lake to the Boy Scout Bridge via a piece of the Lars Kramen Loop. In addition to the segment marked on the map, there are about another five miles of trails on the WEST side of Seeley lake where users of all sorts are welcomed year round. The trails are ungroomed except for the Archibald Snowmobile Trail. The west side trails are limited to non-motorized use during the snow-free season. Mike's information is correct for the outstanding Seeley Creek trails on the EAST side of Seeley Lake.

this was one of my favorite trails!

A nice pretty easy hike. unfortunately it was very smokey from all the wildfires in the area while we I was there but still beautiful! came 20ft apart with a black bear but made it by with no incidents

loved this hike! the views were amazing and we got to see a moose ☺️. it is quite the hike but it was well worth the views!

cross country skiing
9 days ago

On further examination I realized that this the description and map are not the Seeley Creek Ski Trails. The Ski Trails are located on the opposite side of the lake on Morrell Creek Road. Dogs are NOT allowed on the ski trails in winter when skiing and grooming are occurring. Walking and snowshoeing are also not allowed on the trails in winter.

cross country skiing
9 days ago

Dogs are not allowed on these trails in winter due to ski grooming. Dogs are OK the rest of the year.

hiking
10 days ago

loved this hike. beautiful views. has a real easy incline.

We love this trail... easy and fun for the kids and dogs with great views! Beautiful 15 minute drive from Whitefish.

Decided to make an attempt to try this trail since I did not get to do it in the summer. Knew the trail would be icy, but had just purchased some Yaktrac’s, plus the trail had just got four inches of snow on it. Followed one set of tracks in, and not long into the trip, met a young woman coming back down. Trail was steep, but snow helped with traction. Finally got to where the hiker before me turned around and thought, I can’t resist going a little further and break the fresh snow. Glad I did, got to a beautiful view point. Believe I was only two miles into the hike, so it is back on my list for completion. Any day in nature is a good day, so I enjoyed the part I did do.

snowshoeing
12 days ago

I had a little trouble finding the trail but once found it was beautiful. It was a glorious sunny winters day. The trail was groomed for cross country skiing along the whole length making for easy snowshoeing.

backpacking
12 days ago

Plenty of berries to eat. Ouzel lake is full of mosquitoes, but the rest of the path was ok. Trail had a lot of horse poop.

most beautiful trail i have ever done!! it is long and gorgeous the entire way. you hike along the hill side, and end up at a warming house! it hailed and snowed on our hike, but id do it again in a heart beat! it was so fun. check the shuttle time at end of trail, so you don't have to walk miles back to parking lot!

snowshoeing
16 days ago

great trail! completed the whole trail in snowshoes. it was challenging and a great workout! beautiful views and follows the creek for as bit.

loved this hike! beautiful reward at the top!

Love doing this one when I visit Bozeman. Fun times hanging out by Lava lake!

Easy hike! beautiful view at the end and a fun place to swim or cool off. Young or old this is a good hike for everyone.

hiking
17 days ago

Freaking beautiful- past the overlook

This hike was our first one in Glacier! It was busy but we were there over the 4th of July. Go early regardless during the busy season so parking isn’t an issue. Literally saw people yelling at each other in the parking lot for spots. The snow was still on the mountain on our way up and pretty entertaining as some folks had flip flops on attempting the trek. So wear tennis shoes! Once you get to the overlook YOU GOTTA KEEP GOING! The way down to the lake was beautiful and then once you get there it takes your breath away. Picture perfect views and a fun spot to spend time taking it all in. There had been “grizzly activity” the day before but we didn’t see any ( wheh) but we saw a few sheep, goats, chipmunks and what I think is a marmot!! Way back up is strenuous but doable if you walk or hike often.

Gorgeous lake. Nice hike.

January hike. Very, very icy. We had yaktrax on and had a hard time in places. Good views. Well traveled; saw 4 other groups in 3 hours of hiking. Would be great snowshoe if there was a lot of snow.

Saw rams, mountain goats and moose along the way. No bears though! The glacier is slowly shrinking but still beautiful!

on Sacagawea Peak

21 days ago

Gorgeous challenging trail- be prepared for a screen scramble at the end, with 360 degree views

trail running
21 days ago

We live a couple minutes from this trail and really love it, although parking is limited. If you get there early or keep an eye out for when it’s not so busy, parking is fine.

In the hotter months the trees make for a beautiful, cool, shady start, but eventually you are back in the sun enjoying the valley views and wildflowers,and the view from the Overlook is great too! They are planning to link it up with a new trail from Spanish Peaks road in 2019.

There are no restrooms but dogs are allowed (leashes for the first few hundred yards until you cross a private road). In winter in can be quite slippery coming back down the start of the trail head, but micro spikes or yak tracks help, just take your time. I wouldn’t say it’s that easy, it definitely gets the blood pumping and is a nice run you can do in 45 minutes, with moments to stop and take in the views as you go.

Hiked August 2017. Started at St. Mary’s trailhead and hiked to Gunsight Lake. Took about 6.5 hours round trip and was well worth it. Hiked alongside a river/ marsh almost the entire way surrounded by mountains above us. This was perfect habitant for many animals as we saw Elk, Deer, and signs of Bear and Moose. Also available were endless huckleberry bushes to snack on. Highly recommend for a moderate and medium distance out and back.

hiking
22 days ago

We were in from out of town and wanted to get a hike in on the only clear day we were here (which happened to be New Year’s Eve). We were not prepared for the 3 feet of snow on the top of the mountain but still had a blast for the first 3,000ft. After that, you better have snowshoes or skis, otherwise you will be crawling up or up to your hips in snow. The trek took us 6 hours and we had to turn back early. Should be no problem with the right gear, but it is uphill the whole way. We will absolutely be back better prepared because the views were great!

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