A day hike from Walton Ranger Station to Scalplock Lookout. Scalplock Lookout sits high above the townsite of Essex, at the far southern tip of Glacier Park. After leaving the South Boundary Trail, the Scalplock Trail climbs steeply, switching back frequently across pine forest and grassy meadows to the summit. The lookout overlooks the south end of the Flathead Range to the west, with Marion Lake nestled unseen in its foothills. To the south, the snow-capped peaks of the Bob Marshall Wilderness stretch away as far as the eye can see. Mount St. Nicholas, Salvage Mountain, and Church Butte rise to the immediate north, with other peaks of the Lewis Range behind them.
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Trail Statistics & Information
|Elevation Gain||3,079 ft|
|Trailhead Elevation||3,350 ft|
|Top Elevation||6,919 ft|
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