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Apgar Lookout Trail

Southwestern Corner of Glacier National Park, West Glacier, MT
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Great hike to do in the morning

This was a moderately challenging hike with a few switch back. Because of the fire, the trees that... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2017
csb808
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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So while the trail itself was fine - nice views, foliage, etc. - this is defintiely not anywhere... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2017
Jaclyn L
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“lake mcdonald” (7 reviews)
“great hike” (4 reviews)
“north fork” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Southwestern Corner of Glacier National Park, West Glacier, MT
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Reviewed 22 August 2017

This was a moderately challenging hike with a few switch back. Because of the fire, the trees that would have usually shaded the trail are gone which is why hiking early in the day is a must. It's nice to eat lunch at the top...More

2  Thank csb808
Reviewed 10 August 2017

So while the trail itself was fine - nice views, foliage, etc. - this is defintiely not anywhere near list of top hikes in Glacier. It's long switchbacks with a decent incline and is more or less the same view up the whole mountain. There...More

Thank Jaclyn L
Reviewed 25 July 2017

The trail to Apgar Lookout is a steady up. I enjoyed coming out of the meadow and trees and seeing the vista. Also enjoyed seeing the same vista enlarge on the way up. I didn't get to the top - ran out of time. A...More

Thank klcpastor
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Did it on a very hot day, so it seemed longer than it was. We had enough water, but need to bring a lot. Great view from the top.

Thank Donzi18
Reviewed 26 May 2017

steep hike for about 3 miles but well worth it for the views, be sure and take water and bear spay as there is no water source and lots of bears around. the look out is not manned to y knowledge but they have rebuilt...More

1  Thank dsdmontana
Reviewed 10 April 2017

This hike was disappointing. It was a long slog with little reward. It paled compared to other lake-view hikes in the park. We decided we would rather have been down by Lake McDonald or over in the North Fork than looking at it from a...More

2  Thank MaryEllenM27
Reviewed 7 March 2017

This is a trail hike with some great views on top, there can be down timber at times because of fire damage, but it's still a great hike. I have probably done the hike over ten times

Thank brucewhite2015
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Sunshine, hail and rain but great views when you get there. A climb but no effort no view but easy path to follow. Go in afternoon for best view over the lake.

Thank Ian S
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Great hike... but be in shape! It is a steady, steady climb to the top with a few switchbacks. I like it in the morning because the hike is on a southern slope that burned out awhile back and it can get hot in warm...More

Thank 223packerbacker
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Typical trail but the top was rewarding. There is a lookout tower where several of us dangled our legs over the ledge as we ate our lunch and enjoyed the view of Lake McDonald.

2  Thank Tisa K
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