LAKE MCDONALD - trail status as of 9:28AM Mountain Time on 10-18-2018
Apgar L.O. Trail/ 2.8 mi.
Road end to Apgar Lookout / 2.8 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: Clear as of 5/10/18 per 250


Avalanche Lake Trail
Avalanche Campground - Foot of Avalanche Lake/ 2.0 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: Complete as of 5/14/18 per 250


Foot of Avalanche Lake - Head of Avalanche Lake/ 0.8 mi.
Initial clearing scheduled: Complete 6/1/2018 per 250


Camas Creek Drainage
North Fork Road - Foot of Trout Lake/ 7.0 mi.
Trail CLOSED due to wildland fire per V1 8/12/18

Projected initial clearing date: cleared 7/2/2018 per 250

Trail clear. Brushy and indistinct in areas. Camas creek ford is about 3 feet deep and swift. Caution advised. 6/20/18 per 524 Guillard


Foot of Trout Lake to Arrow Lake / 2.3 mi.
Trail CLOSED due to wildland fire per V1 8/12/18

Projected Initial Clearing: Trail is clear for foot traffic to Arrow Lake CG. 8/1/18 224 DM


Arrow Lake to Camas Lake / 3.6 mi.
Trail CLOSED due to wildland fire per V1 8/12/18

Projected initial clearing date: Complete 6/25/18 per 250

Brushy in some areas. Four fords with depth no greater than 2.5 ft. 8/1/18 per 224 DM.


Flattop Mountain Trail (to Fifty Mountain)
Packer's Roost to Flattop Mtn. Campground / 5.7 mi.
Initial Trail Clearing Scheduled: Cleared 7/2/2018 per 250

Mineral Creek Suspension Bridge: Bridge removed 10/9/18 per 250

Trail Clear. 7/23/18 224 LF


Flattop Campground - Fifty Mtn. Campground/ 6.3 mi.
Initial Clearing scheduled: Complete 7/12/2018 per 250

Trail Clear. 7/23/18 224 LF


Granite Park Trail
Loop - Granite Park Chalet/ 4.0 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: complete 7/12/2018 per 250

Trail clear and in good condition. Bring water! 7/18/18 224 Swilliams Trail from Granite Campground leading north is closed due to hazardous conditions. Backpackers will need to return to chalet to continue north towards Fifty Mountain. 7/26/18 224 Strandwitz


Highline Trail
Logan Pass - Granite Park Chalet/ 7.6 mi.
Initial clearing scheduled: 7/4/18 per 250

Rimrock handline projected installation:Removed 10/1/18


Highline Trail - Grinnell Glacier Overlook/ 0.8 mi.
Initial Clearing scheduled: Complete 7/23/18 per 250


Granite Park Chalet - Fifty Mtn. Campground/ 11.9 mi.
Initial Clearing scheduled: 8/1/2018 per 250

Trail CLOSED from Granite Park CG to FIF spur due to hazardous conditions at patrol cabin. Access Granite CG via the Loop trail. 7/27/18 524 Guillard

Trail clear of downed trees. A 2' wide path has been cut into the Ahern Drift (approximately 2 miles north of Granite Park). Cattle Queen drift is a hazardous undercut snow bridge. Use CAUTION! per 224Mickelsen 8/16/18


Howe Lake Trail
North Fork Road to Howe Lake / 2.0 mi.
Trail CLOSED due to wildland fire per V1 8/12/18

Initial Clearing scheduled: Complete 5/11/18 per 250


Howe Ridge Trail
North Fork Road to Trout Lake Trail / 9.6 mi.
Trail CLOSED due to wildland fire per V1 8/12/18

Projected initial clearing date: Winter status 6/14/18 per 250


Howe Ridge trail to Howe Lake / 1.7 mi.
Trail CLOSED due to wildland fire per V1 8/12/18

Initial Clearing scheduled: complete 7/4/2018 per 250


Huckleberry Mountain Trails
Camas Road to Huckleberry Lookout/ 6.0 mi.

Huckleberry Nature Trail \ .9 mi.

Lincoln Creek Trail
South Boundary Trail to Lincoln Lake Trail Jct. / 5.8 mi.
Trail is closed at the Lincoln Lake Trail jct. for the duration of the 2018 season

Suspension Bridge at lincoln Creek has been removed for the season per 250


Lincoln Lake Trail
Going-to-the-Sun Road - Lincoln Lake/ 8.0 mi.
Trail is closed from the junction of the Snyder Ridge Trail to Lincoln Lake for the duration of the 2018 season


McDonald Lake
North Mcdonald Road (Kelly Camp) to Fish Creek CPG. / 6.6 mi
Trail CLOSED, from Rocky Point to the North McDonald Road due to wildland fire per V1 8/12/18

Projected initial clearing date: Complete 6/1/2018 per 250


Spur to Rocky Point / .3 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: 6/1/2018 per 250


McDonald Valley Trails
Includes all trails contained within the valley
1. Apgar Flats Horse Loops: Complete 5/21/2018 per 250

2. Apgar Mountain Horse Loops: Complete 5/21/2018 per 250

3. Ox-Bow Trail: Complete Complete 5/21/2018 per 250

4. Johns Lake Loop Trails: Complete 5/30/2018 per 250

5. Johns Lake to Avalanche CG: Complete 5/30/2018 per 250

6. Apgar Village Pathways: Complete 5/30/2018 per 250

7. Apgar Bike Path from Headquarters to Apgar Village: Complete 5/21/2018 per 250

8. McDonald Creek Trail - Closed due to wildland fire per V2.


Mt. Brown L.O. Trail
Sperry Trail - Mt. Brown L.O./ 3.7 mi.

Initial Clearing scheduled: Complete 6/1/2018 per 250


Old Flathead Ranger Station Road
Apgar L.O. Road Jct.-Old Flathead R.S.(MF/NF Conf.) 3.7 mi.
Initial Clearing: Complete 5/21/2018 per 250


Old R.S - North Fork River 5.2 Miles
Initial Clearing scheduled: 6/22/2018 per 250


Snyder Lake Trail
Sperry Trail to Snyder Lake / 2.6 mi.
Trail is closed for the duration of the 2018 season


Snyder Ridge Trail
Sperry Trail (Crystal Ford) to Lincoln Lake Trail / 2.6 mi.
Trail CLOSED due to wildland fire per V1 8/12/18

Projected initial clearing date: complete 6/15/18 per 250


Lincoln Lake Trail to Going to the Sun Road / 6.2 mi.
Trail CLOSED due to wildland fire per V1 8/12/18

Completed: 6/15/2018 per 250


South Boundary Trail
Headquarters to Lincoln Creek Tr. Jct. / 5.3 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: CLEARED 5/2/18 per 256

Suspension Bridge projected installation: Removed 10/15/2018 per 250

Trail clear and in good condition. 6/12/18 per 423,424


Sperry Trail
Lake McDonald Lodge - Sperry Chalet/ 6.4 mi.
Initial Clearing: Complete to snow line: 4.5 miles from trail head 5/21/2018 per 250

Trail Clear. Per 224 LF 8/7/18


Sperry Chalet - Sperry Glacier/ 3.7 mi.
area immediately surrounding the Chalet is CLOSED- Construction and hazardous conditions.

Initial Clearing scheduled: completet 7/20/18 per 250. Hand line and bridges to Comeau Pass are removed for the season 9/24/18, per 250.

Trail Clear to Comeau Pass. 90% snow cover from pass to Glacier. per 224 DM 8/8/18


Sperry Chalet - Lake Ellen Wilson/ 2.4 mi.
Initial Clearing projected: 7/18/18 per 250

Trail Clear. Habituated goats near Lake Ellen Wilson. per 224 DM 8/8/18


Lake Ellen Wilson - Gunsight Pass/ 1.7 mi.
Initial Clearing scheduled:complete 7/18/18 per 250

Trail Clear. Water Hazard below Gunsight pass requires ankle deep crossing. Habituated goats near Lake Ellen Wilson. per 224 DM 8/8/18


Swiftcurrent L.O. Trail
Swiftcurrent Pass Trail - Swiftcurrent L.O./ 1.4 mi.
Initial Clearing Scheduled: Complete 7/18/18 per 250.

Just after the JCT with the pass trail there are two short snow fields of up to 30' in length varying in depth of 3-6 inches and melting fast. There is one tree partially blocking the trail to the lookout from the JCT 6/28/18 per 224 Bir


Swiftcurrent Pass Trail
Granite Park Chalet - Swiftcurrent Pass/ 0.9 mi.
Initial Clearing projected:Complete 7/18/18 per 250


Trout Lake Trail (From North McDonald Road)
North McDonald Road to Trout Lake / 4.6 mi.
Trail CLOSED due to wildland fire per V1 8/12/18

Projected initial clearing date: Complete 6/1/18 per 250

Trail Clear. Only water source before Trout Lake is a small creek 1/2 mile from trailhead. 8/1/18 per 224 DM



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