West Glacier, MT
A day hike or backpack from Lincoln Lake Trailhead to Lincoln Lake. Lincoln Lake is a low-elevation cirque lake that sits at the foot of 1,344-foot Beaver Chief Falls. It can be reached by an arduous hike over Snyder Ridge from the shores of Lake McDonald or by taking a longer, poorly maintained route up Lincoln Creek from the South Boundary Trail. Views along both routes are minimal until the lake is reached. The trail begins at a marked trailhead on the Going-to-the-Sun Road and wastes no time in climbing steeply and steadily up forested slopes to the crest of Snyder Ridge. The mossy understory of this forest is home to the pale purple lady slipper orchid, which can be seen in bloom in early summer.
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Trail Statistics & Information
|Nearby City||West Glacier|
|Elevation Gain||2,250 ft|
|Skill Level||Moderate Strenuous|
|Trailhead Elevation||3,050 ft|
|Top Elevation||4,900 ft|
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