West Glacier, MT
This short hike follows a fragment of the old packer’s trail that ran up the McDonald Creek valley before Going-to-the-Sun Road was built. Here McDonald Creek is guarded by the low walls of a distinctive little gorge, its aquamarine waters flow down as rushing waterfalls and quiet runs. Part of the trail is used for trail rides originating at Lake McDonald Lodge, so be prepared to meet horses along the way. The hike is particularly striking in the silence of early winter, when massive icicles hang from the walls of the gorge.
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Trail Statistics & Information
|Nearby City||West Glacier|
|Elevation Gain||200 ft|
|Duration||3 - 5 hours|
|Season||Best spring through fall|
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