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One of the most beautiful views ive ever seen at the top. one of my all time favs.

Was told it’s a short hour to the top... count on more. But the view was worth it. Everyone else had bearspray (or a gun) so we felt nervous for awhile, but plenty others on trail.

A relatively well maintained trail for the region, and one of the quickest routes to the "ridgeline" of the Big Snowies. It makes for a great day or afternoon hike. Lost Peak itself is very anticlimactic - the unnamed peak .5 miles to the south is taller and presents more remarkable views. Keep in mind that there is no running water nearby, so you'll need to pack in what you'll need.

Did this hike today. Nice trail with great views. Close to the top we ran into a lot of packed snow/slush/mud, but fine as long as you’ve got hiking shoes/boots. Lots of other hikers. No bear signs. Restaurant at the summit smelled delicious. You can take a faster route down which we did but it was pretty steep...our friend slipped and fell 4 times just due to the rocky/steep terrain. Going down the way we came up would have been easier on our knees and easier on our friend...

Beautiful , easy hike up slight grade. Had a 5 and 7 year old with me and they had no problem at all. Green fields and tall trees. Super easy to get to from Bozeman .

A nice trail to begin our Glacier NP vacation. A bit rainy and cloudy today, but the forest trail was not strenuous and gave us beautiful views of forest, streams, Avalanche Lake, multiple waterfalls, mountain peaks, and ice/snow fields.
There were also many types of plants and flowers in bloom along the way.Avalanche Lake is beautiful and well worth the hike.

Did this with my 13 yr old son on Father’s Day. Rained the entire hike and so windy at the top that we could barely stand! All in all, very beautiful, lots of flowers, but unfortunately it was so cloudy that we had very little visibility and really no views. It was an accomplishment just to make it. That last half mile is a doozie!

Great hike. Kids did it well. Beautiful when we got to the lake

A must do if your in Glacier.

on Redrock Falls Trail

21 hours ago

Reasonable hike with kids, lots of great climbing at the falls.

21 hours ago

One of my fav trails being new to the area. And Jordan you’re right most people have their dogs off leash but I haven’t heard of any problems. I keep mine on a leash since she’s a pup and she would get herself into trouble! Get out and enjoy!

22 hours ago

Beautiful views

Easy to moderate trail. Beautiful views. Past the Falls is a bit grown in. Make sure you have plenty of water for after the falls. You can’t get close to the Creek for quite a ways.

Not muddy or overgrown. Nice trail, lots of switchbacks. I needed to catch my breath a few times but the grade is not so steep that it hurts your knees coming down like some of the steeper trails. There was still quite a bit of snow around the lake. Not the prettiest lake but it was a great cardio session going up. No signs of bears. Saw several groups and families. Parking was a little crowded. Trail is mostly shaded. 2.5 miles uphill then a pretty much level last half mile to the lake once all the switchbacks are done.

As other reviews have said this is one of the best hikes in the park and definitely the best hike on our trip. Ran into two grizzly bears near the switchback so be mindful and pay attention and make loud conversation and noise. The bears moved on down the mountain towards the lake rather quickly after the encounter. We waited around 15 minutes and moved up the trail away from them about 50 more yards. On the way down after waiting we spotted the larger grizzly about 70 yards away eating grass and moved cautiously away down the trail. Please have bear spray I cannot stress enough how important it is, we saw so many people without it luckily i didn’t have to use mine. The bears were fairly close to the trail also and were right in the switchback in the bushes which made them hard to see.

Hiked this trail Wednesday 6/13 at 8:30am

1 day ago

Did this trail a few years ago, just loved it. Beautiful views.

We went just from lake McDonald to Trout lake, it takes 4hrs there and back

I just moved to Kalispell and this was one of the first spots I tried for a dog walk. The only reason I rated this hike 3 stars was because of the big sign at the trailhead stating that all dogs must be leashed which was not what I was hoping for, however I met several people with off leash dogs. I want to follow the rules and am just wondering what locals think of this? It's a truly beautiful spot and I only did the "family hike"

Great hike!! did not make it to the lake because of the snowcover.

A majority of the path is paved with a gradual incline. Nice short hike with a breathtaking waterfall at the end. Beautiful!!

Went very early on a weekday and it was a quiet hike with solitude. Views on the way to the falls are just as beautiful as the falls itself. Short and easy hike.

Beautiful breathtaking views of Flathead valley and Hungry Horse Reservoir

Spectacular views for such a short & easy hike. Completed in under 1.5 hours round trip on the evening of 6/15/18. Snow is all gone, although it did hail during my ascent. Counted 22 not steep switchbacks and one longer stretch at the very end.

Make sure to use directions to bear creek OVERLOOK trail, different from bear creek trailhead. Looong & precarious dirt road up to the trailhead, not for the faint of heart. When you get to the end of the dirt road, there is a gate stopping further access. Do not follow the road past the gate, take the trail up into the forest on your left. There are two trails, one straight up and one slightly to the south that switches back and forth the whole way up. These two trails cross each other frequently, but the switchback way is nice and easy to follow. Enjoy the incredible views!!

Really nice trail with the best waterfall at the end! Views from high up and right on the water.

Is there parking at the trailhead?

Loved this hike from Logan Pass to The Loop. Stopped for lunch at Granite Park Chalet. Can’t wait to hike this trail again.

Not quite sure how this got an easy rating. The first half is light for sure but when I got halfway towards the viewpoint of Heart the snow made footing tricky. Not to mention several streams and a small river you need to cross. I couldn’t make it to Pearl with my dog because after Heart it gets into serious switchbacks. I’m not all that experienced, but I’ve done much easier trails that have “moderate” rating. Great hike though.

2 days ago

Looking to hike this in mid to late July with another person or small group. Normally would do this by myself but I’ve heard of a lot of bear and moose sightings in this area and rather not chance it. HMU if interested. 716 359 2077.

2 days ago

Looking to hike this in mid to late July with another person or small group. Normally would do this by myself but I’ve heard of a lot of bear and moose sightings in this area and rather not chance it. HMU if interested. 716 359 2077.

Too many mosquitoes from stagnant water. Gate was locked, so anyone handicapped couldn’t drive in, but the sign said it is unlocked at dawn. No dogs allowed. Some pretty cliffs and birds. Too many piles of dead vegetation. Maybe it’ll get better?

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