Budget Backpacking to Arrow Lake in Glacier National Park

Hiking The Disney Trail

Arrow Lake is situated in Glacier National Park. As your drive to Glacier you journey by means of rolling foothills solely to instantly see this geological surprise of big mountains jutting out of the panorama. Known for its pristine forests, alpine lakes and meadows, rugged mountains, and various wildlife, Glacier is actually a novel place. I’ve recognized individuals who have traveled the world over and nonetheless say that it’s their favourite out of doors place on earth. With over 700 miles of trails, mountains and lakes, Glacier is an adventurers paradise.

The path to Arrow Lake begins to climb instantly at a reasonable fee and continues to the highest of the ridge (2.5 miles). There are only some view spots the place you may see Lake McDonald. At the highest of the ridge there’s a signal indicating an outdated fireplace lookout. The path to this lookout is outdated and practically gone.

The path strikes by means of a large saddle after which drops steeply utilizing switchbacks to the Camas Creek Valley. At a bit greater than Three miles the path forks, going left to Rodger Lake and proper to Trout, Arrow, Camas, Evangeline, and Ruger Lakes. Go proper. An outdated campsite sits .25 miles up the path alongside Trout Lake. There is a big logjam throughout Trout Lake that’s helpful for fishing. Bears cross on this logjam additionally. One of the primary recorded kills of a customer to the park by a bear occurred at this spot. There is not a campsite at Trout Lake.

The essential backcountry campsite is 3.5 miles up the path at Arrow Lake. This is a small campground with a superb meals prep space; bear pole, privy and a couple of hitching rails. The path to the top of the lake requires a crossing of the stream on the foot of the lake. There are stepping stones, however they’re slick and a few are barely submerged. The stream is barely a foot deep on the crossing and feels good on drained toes.

The path from Arrow Lake to Camas Lake is effectively maintained and supplies spectacular views. There is a campsite at Camas Lake. The meals prep space may be very uncovered to the wind off the Lake. Lake Evangeline and Ruger Lake are situated farther up the valley and require a lot bushwhacking to attain. There are massive damp meadows above Camas lake with loads of elk and deer signal. There are loads of uncovered slopes in this valley and it’s a damp location making it superb for berry bushes. This additionally signifies that that is critical bear nation.

For present rules and instructions see Park web site:

Glacier National Park National Park Service

P.O. Box 128 West Glacier, MT 59936

(406) 888-7800

(406) 8887808 fax

http://www.nps.gov/glac/ web site

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