MANY GLACIER - trail status as of 7:21AM Mountain Time on 5-23-2015
Appekunny Falls Trail
Many Glacier Road to Appekunny Falls/ 1.0 mi.
Trail is clear of snow and trees. 5/15/15 per 852


Cracker Lake Trail
Trailhead at Hotel to Cracker Lake Campground/ 6.1 mi
Initial clearing scheduled for: June/2015

Trail may still be under winter conditions(snow, ice, route finding skills necessary) and will not be maintained again until spring of 2015.4/6/15 per 650


Feather Plume Falls Cutoff Trail (to Grinnell Lk.) 1.2
Grinnell Lk. to Piegan Pass Tr. at Feather Plume Falls/1.2mi
Initial clearing scheduled for: July/2015

Trail may still be under winter conditions(snow, ice, route finding skills necessary) and will not be maintained again until spring of 2015.4/6/15 per 650

Featherplume suspension bridge installation scheduled for: 7/10/2015


Grinnell Glacier Trail
From Josephine Lake to Glacier Overlook/ 3.7 mi.
Trail is clear of snow and trees for the first mile, consistent snow after 5/13/15 per 852

Trail is under winter conditions(snow, ice, route finding skills necessary) and will not be maintained again until spring of 2015. 4/6/15 per 650


Piegan Pass Trail (Upper Route)
From Hotel to Featherplume Falls Jct./ 4.1 mi.
Trail is clear of trees and snow first 2.8 miles consistent snow after, trail may still be under winter conditions(snow, ice, route finding skills necessary)5/13/15 per 852


Featherplume Falls Jct. to Piegan Pass/ 4.2 mi.
Initial clearing scheduled for: July/2015

Trail may still be under winter conditions(snow, ice, route finding skills necessary) and will not be maintained again until spring of 2015. 4/6/15 per 650

Morning Eagle Falls foot bridge installation scheduled for: 7/10/2015


Ptarmigan/ Iceberg Trail
Motel parking lot to jct. above Ptarmigan Falls/ 2.4 mi.
Trail is clear of trees and snow the first 2.2 miles winter conditions last .2 miles. 5/15/15 per 852


Jct. above Ptarmigan Falls to Iceberg Lake/ 2.1 mi.
Initial clearing scheduled for: Late June/2015

Trail may still be under winter conditions(snow, ice, route finding skills necessary) and will not be maintained again until spring of 2015.4/6/15 per 650

Iceberg Bridge installation scheduled for: 7/2/2015


Jct. above Ptarmigan Falls to Ptarmigan Lake/ 1.7 mi.
Initial clearing scheduled for: late June/2015

Trail may still be under winter conditions(snow, ice, route finding skills necessary) and will not be maintained again until spring of 2015. 4/6/15 per 650


Ptarmigan Lake to Ptarmigan Tunnel/ 0.9 mi.
Initial clearing scheduled for: July/2015

Trail is under winter conditions(snow, ice, route finding skills necessary) and will not be maintained again until spring of 2015. 4/6/15 per 650

Ptarmigan tunnel is CLOSED for the season. per 852 10/6/2014

Ptarmigan Tunnel scheduled opening to foot traffic: 7/17/15 per 650


Red Gap Pass Trail (Poia Lake)
Trailhead to foot of Poia Lake/ 6.4 mi.
Initial clearing scheduled for: June/2015

Trail may still be under winter conditions(snow, ice, route finding skills necessary) and will not be maintained again until spring of 2015.4/6/15 per 650


Poia Lake to Red Gap Pass/ 5.6 mi.
Initial clearing scheduled for: late June/2015

Trail may still be under winter conditions(snow, ice, route finding skills necessary) and will not be maintained again until spring of 2015. 4/6/15 per 650

WARNING! THE FIRST MAJOR CREEK THAT IS CROSSED EAST OF RED GAP PASS HAS EXTREMELY SLIPPERY ROCKS. HIKERS HAVE BEEN KILLED OR SERIOUSLY INJURED ATTEMPTING TO GET WATER FROM THE CREEK AFTER CLIMBING ONTO THE ROCKS BOTH AT THE BRIDGE SITE AND FROM THE SWITCHBACKS BELOW. USE EXTREME CAUTION!!!


Sherburne Ranger Station Cutoff
Red Gap Pass Trail to Sherburne Ranger Station / 1.0 mi.
Initial clearing scheduled for: June/2015

Trail may still be under winter conditions(snow, ice, route finding skills necessary) and will not be maintained again until spring of 2015.4/6/15 per 650


Slide Lake / Gable Pass Trail
Park Boundary to Slide Lake Cpgd./ 1.4 mi.
Initial clearing scheduled for: July/2015

Trail may still be under winter conditions(snow, ice, route finding skills necessary) and will not be maintained again until spring of 2015.4/6/15 per 650

NOTE - A $10.00 Blackfeet Tribal Conservation Permit is required by each person(regardless of age) to cross reservation land. All hikers or riders using this road to access Slide Lake cross the reservation.

VEHICLES NOT RECOMMENDED. The normal entry to the Slide Lake area is by way of an unmarked road across Blackfeet Indian Nation land. Road into boundary is very muddy, rutted and rocky, and there is significant damage due to flooding. Also, the road is used heavily by cattle.

The road is not marked by a sign and is reached by leaving US Hwy #89 at Chief Mtn Jct. and going 4.3 miles on the Chief Mtn.Hwy (Route #17). Look for a dirt road heading west/southwest and skirting just south of Chief Mtn. If hikers are unsure about locating the road, tell them to look for Chief Mtn. overlook, which is a signed pullout 0.3 miles northwest of the Slide Lake road at a point 4.5 mi. from Chief Mtn. Jct. This overlook is known locally as Crusher Hill. The distance from the Chief Mtn. Highway (paved) going west on the Slide Lake Road (dirt road) to the trailhead at the Park Boundary is approximately 6.0 miles. We do not recommend driving this road as it is extremely rutted and in poor condition. There is one major fork in the road a couple miles in, the left fork that leads down towards Otatso Creek is the way to Slide.


Slide Lake Cpgd. to Lee Ridge Jct. via Gable Pass/ 2.5 m
Initial clearing scheduled for: July/2015

Trail may still be under winter conditions(snow, ice, route finding skills necessary) and will not be maintained again until spring of 2015. 4/6/15 per 650


Swiftcurrent Lake Nature Trail
Trail around the Swiftcurrent Lake/ 2.6 mi.
Trail is clear of snow and trees 5/11/15 per 852


Swiftcurrent Pass Trail
Campstore parking lot to Head of Bullhead Lake / 3.9 mi.
Trail clear of trees and snow first 3.9 miles to Bullhead lake. Consistent snowpack above the lake. Windmaker suspension bridge installed 5/12/15. per 852


Bullhead Lake to Swiftcurrent Pass / 2.7 mi.
Initial clearing scheduled for: July/2015

Trail may still be under winter conditions(snow, ice, route finding skills necessary) and will not be maintained again until spring of 2015. 4/6/15 per 650.

Foot Bridges at head of Swiftcurrent Valley installation scheduled for: 7/10/2015

STOCK ADVISORY: Trail between Bullhead Lake and Devil's Elbow is steep, narrow and not recommended for stock unless stock have experience on very narrow sections of trail. per 650


Trails around Josephine Lake to Grinnell Lake
North Shore Trail to Oastler Shelter / 1.7 mi.
Trail is clear of snow and trees. 5/11/15 per 852


So.Shore Tr. from Hotel to Oastler Shelter/ 2.0 mi.
Trail is clear of snow and trees. 5/11/15 per 852


Oastler Shelter to Grinnell Lake (also Hidden Falls) 1.0 mi.
Trail clear of snow and trees to Cataract Suspension Bridge and the Hidden Falls trail is clear of snow and trees 5/13/15 per 852

Cataract Creek Suspension Bridge installation scheduled for: 6/12/2015



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