Forest Processes Field Trip Schedule
Flexibility for weather conditions, bus problems, etc…is essential to having an enjoyable visit to the park. No two school programs are exactly alike, but the following schedule represents a typical trip.
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Travel to the Park
9:30 a.m. – 11:15 Drive from West Glacier to Avalanche and Activities with Rangers
9:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Optional (Spring only): Native Plant Nursery Tour
11:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Lunch, Bathroom Breaks and Clean-Up
11:45 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Hike Trail of the Cedars
1:15 – 1:30 p.m. Bathroom Breaks and Conclusion
1:30 - 1:45 p.m. – Bus Leaves the Park
Did You Know?
Lake McDonald is the largest lake in the park with a length of 10 miles and a depth of 472 feet. The glacier that carved the Lake McDonald valley is estimated to have been around 2,200 feet thick.