LAKE MCDONALD - trail status as of 1:22AM Mountain Time on 11-23-2014
Apgar L.O. Trail/ 2.8 mi.
Road end to Apgar Lookout / 2.8 mi.
Initial clearing scheduled for: Last cleared Nov. 18, 2014

Trail will soon be under winter conditions(snow, ice, route finding skills necessary) and will not be maintained again until spring of 2015. In May or June of 2015, estimated dates for trail clearing will be posted on this site. 11/19/2014.

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


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

Trail will soon be under winter conditions(snow, ice, route finding skills necessary) and will not be maintained again until spring of 2015. In May or June of 2015, estimated dates for trail clearing will be posted on this site. 11/19/2014.


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

Trail will soon be under winter conditions(snow, ice, route finding skills necessary) and will not be maintained again until spring of 2015. In May or June of 2015, estimated dates for trail clearing will be posted on this site. 11/19/2014.


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

Trail will soon be under winter conditions(snow, ice, route finding skills necessary) and will not be maintained again until spring of 2015. In May or June of 2015, estimated dates for trail clearing will be posted on this site. 11/19/2014.

STOCK ADVISORY: Avalanches in recent years have left snow/debris fields that are hazardous for stock. 10/1/2014 per 250.


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

Trail will soon be under winter conditions(snow, ice, route finding skills necessary) and will not be maintained again until spring of 2015. In May or June of 2015, estimated dates for trail clearing will be posted on this site. 11/19/2014.

STOCK ADVISORY: Avalanches in recent years have left snow/debris fields that are hazardous for stock. 10/1/2014 per 250.


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

Trail will soon be under winter conditions(snow, ice, route finding skills necessary) and will not be maintained again until spring of 2015. In May or June of 2015, estimated dates for trail clearing will be posted on this site. 11/19/2014.

STOCK ADVISORY: Avalanches in recent years have left snow/debris fields that are hazardous for stock travel. Trail can be difficult to follow during high water. 10/1/2014 per 250.

WATER HAZARDS: There are five fords of Camas Creek, beginning at the Arrow Lake Campground and ending at the Camas Lake Campground. 10/1/2014 per 250.
ROUTE FINDING:


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

Trail will soon be under winter conditions(snow, ice, route finding skills necessary) and will not be maintained again until spring of 2015. In May or June of 2015, estimated dates for trail clearing will be posted on this site. 11/19/2014.

Mineral Creek Suspension Bridge Scheduled installation: 2015


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

Trail will soon be under winter conditions(snow, ice, route finding skills necessary) and will not be maintained again until spring of 2015. In May or June of 2015, estimated dates for trail clearing will be posted on this site. 11/19/2014.


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

Trail will soon be under winter conditions(snow, ice, route finding skills necessary) and will not be maintained again until spring of 2015. In May or June of 2015, estimated dates for trail clearing will be posted on this site. 11/19/2014.


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

Trail will soon be under winter conditions(snow, ice, route finding skills necessary) and will not be maintained again until spring of 2015. In May or June of 2015, estimated dates for trail clearing will be posted on this site. 11/19/2014.

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

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


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

Trail will soon be under winter conditions(snow, ice, route finding skills necessary) and will not be maintained again until spring of 2015. In May or June of 2015, estimated dates for trail clearing will be posted on this site. 11/19/2014.


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

Trail will soon be under winter conditions(snow, ice, route finding skills necessary) and will not be maintained again until spring of 2015. In May or June of 2015, estimated dates for trail clearing will be posted on this site. 11/19/2014.

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 ADVISORY: 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 will soon be under winter conditions(snow, ice, route finding skills necessary) and will not be maintained again until spring of 2015. In May or June of 2015, estimated dates for trail clearing will be posted on this site. 11/19/2014.


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

Trail will soon be under winter conditions(snow, ice, route finding skills necessary) and will not be maintained again until spring of 2015. In May or June of 2015, estimated dates for trail clearing will be posted on this site. 11/19/2014.


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

Trail will soon be under winter conditions(snow, ice, route finding skills necessary) and will not be maintained again until spring of 2015. In May or June of 2015, estimated dates for trail clearing will be posted on this site. 11/19/2014.


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

Trail will soon be under winter conditions(snow, ice, route finding skills necessary) and will not be maintained again until spring of 2015. In May or June of 2015, estimated dates for trail clearing will be posted on this site. 11/19/2014.


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

Trail will soon be under winter conditions(snow, ice, route finding skills necessary) and will not be maintained again until spring of 2015. In May or June of 2015, estimated dates for trail clearing will be posted on this site. 11/19/2014.


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 will soon be under winter conditions(snow, ice, route finding skills necessary) and will not be maintained again until spring of 2015. In May or June of 2015, estimated dates for trail clearing will be posted on this site. 11/19/2014.

STOCK ADVISORY:


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

Trail will soon be under winter conditions(snow, ice, route finding skills necessary) and will not be maintained again until spring of 2015. In May or June of 2015, estimated dates for trail clearing will be posted on this site. 11/19/2014.


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

Trail will soon be under winter conditions(snow, ice, route finding skills necessary) and will not be maintained again until spring of 2015. In May or June of 2015, estimated dates for trail clearing will be posted on this site. 11/19/2014.


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

Trail will soon be under winter conditions(snow, ice, route finding skills necessary) and will not be maintained again until spring of 2015. In May or June of 2015, estimated dates for trail clearing will be posted on this site. 11/19/2014.


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

Trail will soon be under winter conditions(snow, ice, route finding skills necessary) and will not be maintained again until spring of 2015. In May or June of 2015, estimated dates for trail clearing will be posted on this site. 11/19/2014.

1. Apgar Flats Horse Loops:
2. Apgar Mountain Horse Loops:
3. Ox-Bow Trail:
4. Johns Lake Loop Trails:
5. Johns Lake to Avalanche CG:
6. Trail of the Cedars:


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

Trail will soon be under winter conditions(snow, ice, route finding skills necessary) and will not be maintained again until spring of 2015. In May or June of 2015, estimated dates for trail clearing will be posted on this site. 11/19/2014.


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 will soon be under winter conditions(snow, ice, route finding skills necessary) and will not be maintained again until spring of 2015. In May or June of 2015, estimated dates for trail clearing will be posted on this site. 11/19/2014.


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

Trail will soon be under winter conditions(snow, ice, route finding skills necessary) and will not be maintained again until spring of 2015. In May or June of 2015, estimated dates for trail clearing will be posted on this site. 11/19/2014.


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

Trail will soon be under winter conditions(snow, ice, route finding skills necessary) and will not be maintained again until spring of 2015. In May or June of 2015, estimated dates for trail clearing will be posted on this site. 11/19/2014.


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

Trail will soon be under winter conditions(snow, ice, route finding skills necessary) and will not be maintained again until spring of 2015. In May or June of 2015, estimated dates for trail clearing will be posted on this site. 11/19/2014.


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

Trail will soon be under winter conditions(snow, ice, route finding skills necessary) and will not be maintained again until spring of 2015. In May or June of 2015, estimated dates for trail clearing will be posted on this site. 11/19/2014.

STOCK ADVISORY: not recommended. 10/1/2014 per 250.


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

Trail will soon be under winter conditions(snow, ice, route finding skills necessary) and will not be maintained again until spring of 2015. In May or June of 2015, estimated dates for trail clearing will be posted on this site. 11/19/2014.

Lincoln Creek Suspension Bridge Installation: 2015


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

Trail will soon be under winter conditions(snow, ice, route finding skills necessary) and will not be maintained again until spring of 2015. In May or June of 2015, estimated dates for trail clearing will be posted on this site. 11/19/2014.

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

Trail will soon be under winter conditions(snow, ice, route finding skills necessary) and will not be maintained again until spring of 2015. In May or June of 2015, estimated dates for trail clearing will be posted on this site. 11/19/2014.

Two seasonal bridges and safety handline at headwall of Comeau Pass scheduled installation: 2015

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


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

Trail will soon be under winter conditions(snow, ice, route finding skills necessary) and will not be maintained again until spring of 2015. In May or June of 2015, estimated dates for trail clearing will be posted on this site. 11/19/2014.

STOCK ADVISORY: Lake Ellen Wilson seasonal hitch rail removed.


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

Trail will soon be under winter conditions(snow, ice, route finding skills necessary) and will not be maintained again until spring of 2015. In May or June of 2015, estimated dates for trail clearing will be posted on this site. 11/19/2014.

STOCK ADVISORY: 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 will soon be under winter conditions(snow, ice, route finding skills necessary) and will not be maintained again until spring of 2015. In May or June of 2015, estimated dates for trail clearing will be posted on this site. 11/19/2014.


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

Trail will soon be under winter conditions(snow, ice, route finding skills necessary) and will not be maintained again until spring of 2015. In May or June of 2015, estimated dates for trail clearing will be posted on this site. 11/19/2014.


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

Trail will soon be under winter conditions(snow, ice, route finding skills necessary) and will not be maintained again until spring of 2015. In May or June of 2015, estimated dates for trail clearing will be posted on this site. 11/19/2014.



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