LAKE MCDONALD - trail status as of 6:14PM Mountain Time on 10-25-2014
Apgar L.O. Trail/ 2.8 mi.
Road end to Apgar Lookout / 2.8 mi.
Initial clearing scheduled for: 2015

Trail conditions unknown for winter season. Trail Status will be updated beginning May 2015. For snow conditions, November through April, check www.nps.gov/glac/planyourvisit/crosscountryskiing.htm

The last 75 ft. of the trail is closed due to a hazard, per 201 9/25/2014.


Avalanche Lake Trail
Avalanche Campground - Foot of Avalanche Lake/ 2.0 mi.
Initial clearing scheduled for: 2015

Trail conditions unknown for winter season. Trail Status will be updated beginning May 2015. For snow conditions, November through April, check www.nps.gov/glac/planyourvisit/crosscountryskiing.htm


Foot of Avalanche Lake - Head of Avalanche Lake/ 0.8 mi.
Initial clearing scheduled for: 2015

Trail conditions unknown for winter season. Trail Status will be updated beginning May 2015. For snow conditions, November through April, check www.nps.gov/glac/planyourvisit/crosscountryskiing.htm


Camas Creek Drainage
North Fork Road - Foot of Trout Lake/ 7.0 mi.
Initial clearing scheduled for: 2015

Trail conditions unknown for winter season. Trail Status will be updated beginning May 2015. For snow conditions, November through April, check www.nps.gov/glac/planyourvisit/crosscountryskiing.htm

Bridge adjacent to Rogers Lake was removed in September 2005 and will not be replaced. Ford is upstream of old bridge site but not recommended for hikers until later in summer when water is slower moving.


Foot of Trout Lake to Arrow Lake / 2.3 mi.
Initial clearing scheduled for: 2015

Trail conditions unknown for winter season. Trail Status will be updated beginning May 2015. For snow conditions, November through April, check www.nps.gov/glac/planyourvisit/crosscountryskiing.htm

STOCK NOT RECOMMENDED


Arrow Lake to Camas Lake / 3.6 mi.
Initial clearing scheduled for: 2015

Trail conditions unknown for winter season. Trail Status will be updated beginning May 2015. For snow conditions, November through April, check www.nps.gov/glac/planyourvisit/crosscountryskiing.htm

STOCK HAZARDS: The THIRD and FOURTH Camas Creek fords pose a STOCK HAZARD due to a high volume of water running over many large boulders and rocks. Trail tread in certain locations has sluffed, is missing, or is very irregular and can provide for uneven footing. Large boulders have been deposited on the trail, but can be negotiated by going off-trail above or below them. Some dry washes after the FOURTH Camas Creek crossing have abrupt edges and erosion has created uneven footing in rocky conditions. 7/22/2014 per 223.

WATER HAZARDS: There are five fords of Camas Creek, beginning at the Arrow Lake Campground and ending at the Camas Lake Campground. The THIRD and FOURTH stream crossings are the most hazardous, and have large slippery rocks and boulders along the stream bed and swift water flowing through and over them. 07/22/2014 per 223.

ROUTE FINDING: The Camas Creek Trail from the head of Arrow Lake to Camas Lake Campground may be difficult for some to follow. At the HEAD of ARROW LAKE the trail dissappears in the flooded waters of the lake. Follow the lakeshore, crossing multiple small feeder streams and Camas Creek, for about one hundred meters; look to the left (north) and a yellow marker on a tree marks the trail, from whence it heads on the right (east) side of Camas Creek through open meadows. 07/22/2014 per 223.


Flattop Mountain Trail (to Fifty Mountain)
Packer's Roost to Flattop Mtn. Campground / 5.7 mi.
Initial clearing scheduled for: 2015

Mineral Creek suspension bridge installation scheduled for: 2015

Trail conditions unknown for winter season. Trail Status will be updated beginning May 2015. For snow conditions, November through April, check www.nps.gov/glac/planyourvisit/crosscountryskiing.htm


Flattop Campground - Fifty Mtn. Campground/ 6.3 mi.
Initial clearing scheduled for: 2015

Trail conditions unknown for winter season. Trail Status will be updated beginning May 2015. For snow conditions, November through April, check www.nps.gov/glac/planyourvisit/crosscountryskiing.htm


Granite Park Trail
Loop - Granite Park Chalet/ 4.0 mi.
Initial clearing scheduled for: 2015

Trail conditions unknown for winter season. Trail Status will be updated beginning May 2015. For snow conditions, November through April, check www.nps.gov/glac/planyourvisit/crosscountryskiing.htm


Highline Trail
Logan Pass - Granite Park Chalet/ 7.6 mi.
Initial clearing scheduled for: 2015

Safety cable at Rimrock (first 1/2 mile of trail) installation schedlued for: 2015

Trail conditions unknown for winter season. Trail Status will be updated beginning May 2015. For snow conditions, November through April, check www.nps.gov/glac/planyourvisit/crosscountryskiing.htm

TRAIL POSTING: From Logan Pass to Granite Park Chalet for bear freq. per 210 Cameron 8/31/2014


Highline Trail - Grinnell Glacier Overlook/ 0.8 mi.
Initial clearing scheduled for: 2015

Trail conditions unknown for winter season. Trail Status will be updated beginning May 2015. For snow conditions, November through April, check www.nps.gov/glac/planyourvisit/crosscountryskiing.htm


Granite Park Chalet - Fifty Mtn. Campground/ 11.9 mi.
Initial clearing scheduled for: 2015

Trail conditions unknown for winter season. Trail Status will be updated beginning May 2015. For snow conditions, November through April, check www.nps.gov/glac/planyourvisit/crosscountryskiing.htm

2014 SNOW HAZARD: Even after blasting, the trail will still involve crossing snow that will deform over time into an uneven surface as it melts. This means the tread on Ahern Drift (approx. 3.5 miles from Granite Park) may become hardened and packed ice with a steep angle tread thus crampons, an ice axe, and the knowledge and skills necessary to use this equipment safely is recommended. There is also the option of going off-trail down and below the drift, then climbing back up to the trail but this can also be hazardous. Additional snow hazards: Cattle Queen Drift (approx. 6.5 miles from Granite Park)is a low angle drift which can be up to 120 ft across. It will melt out from underneath creating a thin snow bridge that is probably not visible to hikers. This drift thus becomes a hazard in June and should be approached with caution from late June-into August. There is an alternate route below the drift that involves crossing Cattle Queen Creek about 130' below the trail. 5/29/2014 Per 250

2014 STOCK WARNING: The Ahern Drift section (3.5 miles north of Granite Park) is NOT recommended for single horses nor for mule strings carrying loads due to a retaining wall collapse near the drift which has narrowed the trail to 3' wide. There are additional sections of trail between Ahern and Fifty Mtn. that were damaged from a June/2013 storm that make the trail very difficult for stock traffic. Repairs will be complicated and have not yet been scheduled. 5/29/2014 per 250. Additional snow hazards: Cattle Queen Drift (approx. 6.5 miles from Granite Park)is a low angle drift which can be up to 120 ft across. It will melt out from underneath creating a thin snow bridge that is probably not visible to hikers. This drift thus becomes a hazard in June and should be approached with caution from late June-into August. There is an alternate route below the drift that involves crossing Cattle Queen Creek about 130' below the trail. Per 250.


Howe Lake Trail
North Fork Road to Howe Lake / 2.0 mi.
Initial clearing scheduled for: 2015

Trail conditions unknown for winter season. Trail Status will be updated beginning May 2015. For snow conditions, November through April, check www.nps.gov/glac/planyourvisit/crosscountryskiing.htm


Howe Ridge Trail
North Fork Road to Trout Lake Trail / 9.6 mi.
Initial clearing scheduled for: 2015

Trail conditions unknown for winter season. Trail Status will be updated beginning May 2015. For snow conditions, November through April, check www.nps.gov/glac/planyourvisit/crosscountryskiing.htm


Howe Ridge trail to Howe Lake / 1.7 mi.
Initial clearing scheduled for: 2015

Trail conditions unknown for winter season. Trail Status will be updated beginning May 2015. For snow conditions, November through April, check www.nps.gov/glac/planyourvisit/crosscountryskiing.htm


Huckleberry Mountain Trails
Camas Road to Huckleberry Lookout/ 6.0 mi.
Initial clearing scheduled for: 2015

Trail conditions unknown for winter season. Trail Status will be updated beginning May 2015. For snow conditions, November through April, check www.nps.gov/glac/planyourvisit/crosscountryskiing.htm


Huckleberry Nature Trail \ .9 mi.
Initial clearing scheduled for: 2015

Trail conditions unknown for winter season. Trail Status will be updated beginning May 2015. For snow conditions, November through April, check www.nps.gov/glac/planyourvisit/crosscountryskiing.htm


Lincoln Creek Trail
South Boundary Trail to Lincoln Lake Trail Jct. / 5.8 mi.
Initial clearing scheduled for: 2015

Lincoln Creek Cable Bridge installation scheduled for: 2015

Trail conditions unknown for winter season. Trail Status will be updated beginning May 2015. For snow conditions, November through April, check www.nps.gov/glac/planyourvisit/crosscountryskiing.htm

Not advised for stock per 256


Lincoln Lake Trail
Going-to-the-Sun Road - Lincoln Lake/ 8.0 mi.
Initial clearing scheduled for: 2015

Trail conditions unknown for winter season. Trail Status will be updated beginning May 2015. For snow conditions, November through April, check www.nps.gov/glac/planyourvisit/crosscountryskiing.htm


McDonald Lake
North Mcdonald Road (Kelly Camp) to Fish Creek CPG. / 6.6 mi
Initial clearing scheduled for: 2015

Trail conditions unknown for winter season. Trail Status will be updated beginning May 2015. For snow conditions, November through April, check www.nps.gov/glac/planyourvisit/crosscountryskiing.htm


Spur to Rocky Point / .3 mi.
Initial clearing scheduled for: 2015

Trail conditions unknown for winter season. Trail Status will be updated beginning May 2015. For snow conditions, November through April, check www.nps.gov/glac/planyourvisit/crosscountryskiing.htm


McDonald Valley Trails
Includes all trails contained within the valley
Initial clearing scheduled for: 2015

Trail conditions unknown for winter season. Trail Status will be updated beginning May 2015. For snow conditions, November through April, check www.nps.gov/glac/planyourvisit/crosscountryskiing.htm

1. Apgar Horse Loops:
2.East McDonald Creek Trail (John's Lake Trailhead to Avalanche Creek Campground):
3. West McDonald Creek Trail (North McDonald Lake Road):
4. Trail of the Cedars:
5. Upper McDonald Creek Horse Loop:
6. John's Lake Horse Loop:
7. Johns Lake Trhd to McDonald Falls access:


Mt. Brown L.O. Trail
Sperry Trail - Mt. Brown L.O./ 3.7 mi.
Initial clearing scheduled for: 2015

Trail conditions unknown for winter season. Trail Status will be updated beginning May 2015. For snow conditions, November through April, check www.nps.gov/glac/planyourvisit/crosscountryskiing.htm


Old Flathead Ranger Station Road
Apgar L.O. Road Jct.-Old Flathead R.S.(MF/NF Conf.) 3.7 mi.
Initial clearing scheduled for: 2015

Trail conditions unknown for winter season. Trail Status will be updated beginning May 2015. For snow conditions, November through April, check www.nps.gov/glac/planyourvisit/crosscountryskiing.htm


Old R.S - North Fork River 5.2 Miles
Initial clearing scheduled for: 2015

Trail conditions unknown for winter season. Trail Status will be updated beginning May 2015. For snow conditions, November through April, check www.nps.gov/glac/planyourvisit/crosscountryskiing.htm


Snyder Lake Trail
Sperry Trail to Snyder Lake / 2.6 mi.
Initial clearing scheduled for: 2015

Trail conditions unknown for winter season. Trail Status will be updated beginning May 2015. For snow conditions, November through April, check www.nps.gov/glac/planyourvisit/crosscountryskiing.htm


Snyder Ridge Trail
Sperry Trail (Crystal Ford) to Lincoln Lake Trail / 2.6 mi.
Initial clearing scheduled for: 2015

Trail conditions unknown for winter season. Trail Status will be updated beginning May 2015. For snow conditions, November through April, check www.nps.gov/glac/planyourvisit/crosscountryskiing.htm


Lincoln Lake Trail to Going to the Sun Road / 6.2 mi.
Initial clearing scheduled for: 2015

Trail conditions unknown for winter season. Trail Status will be updated beginning May 2015. For snow conditions, November through April, check www.nps.gov/glac/planyourvisit/crosscountryskiing.htm

STOCK USE NOT RECOMMENDED.


South Boundary Trail
Headquarters to Lincoln Creek Tr. Jct. / 5.3 mi.
Initial clearing scheduled for: 2015

Lincoln Creek Cable Bridge installation scheduled for: 2015

Lincoln Creek Cable Bridge installation scheduled for: 2015

Trail conditions unknown for winter season. Trail Status will be updated beginning May 2015. For snow conditions, November through April, check www.nps.gov/glac/planyourvisit/crosscountryskiing.htm


Sperry Trail
Lake McDonald Lodge - Sperry Chalet/ 6.4 mi.
Initial clearing scheduled for: 2015

Trail conditions unknown for winter season. Trail Status will be updated beginning May 2015. For snow conditions, November through April, check www.nps.gov/glac/planyourvisit/crosscountryskiing.htm

TRAIL POSTED for bear frequenting from Crystal Ford to Sperry Chalet. 7/10/2014 per 811.


Sperry Chalet - Sperry Glacier/ 3.7 mi.
Initial clearing scheduled for: 2015

Handline at headwall of Comeau Pass and two seasonal bridges installation scheduled for: 2015

Trail conditions unknown for winter season. Trail Status will be updated beginning May 2015. For snow conditions, November through April, check www.nps.gov/glac/planyourvisit/crosscountryskiing.htm


Sperry Chalet - Lake Ellen Wilson/ 2.4 mi.
Initial clearing scheduled for: 2015

Trail conditions unknown for winter season. Trail Status will be updated beginning May 2015. For snow conditions, November through April, check www.nps.gov/glac/planyourvisit/crosscountryskiing.htm

Lake Ellen Wilson seasonal hitch rail removed


Lake Ellen Wilson - Gunsight Pass/ 1.7 mi.
Initial clearing scheduled for: 2015

Trail conditions unknown for winter season. Trail Status will be updated beginning May 2015. For snow conditions, November through April, check www.nps.gov/glac/planyourvisit/crosscountryskiing.htm

Lake Ellen Wilson seasonal hitch rail removed


Swiftcurrent L.O. Trail
Swiftcurrent Pass Trail - Swiftcurrent L.O./ 1.4 mi.
Initial clearing scheduled for: 2015

Trail conditions unknown for winter season. Trail Status will be updated beginning May 2015. For snow conditions, November through April, check www.nps.gov/glac/planyourvisit/crosscountryskiing.htm


Swiftcurrent Pass Trail
Granite Park Chalet - Swiftcurrent Pass/ 0.9 mi.
Initial clearing scheduled for: 2015

Trail conditions unknown for winter season. Trail Status will be updated beginning May 2015. For snow conditions, November through April, check www.nps.gov/glac/planyourvisit/crosscountryskiing.htm


Trout Lake Trail (From North McDonald Road)
North McDonald Road to Trout Lake / 4.6 mi.
Initial clearing scheduled for: 2015

Trail conditions unknown for winter season. Trail Status will be updated beginning May 2015. For snow conditions, November through April, check www.nps.gov/glac/planyourvisit/crosscountryskiing.htm



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