LAKE MCDONALD - trail status as of 12:20PM Mountain Time on 10-19-2019
Apgar L.O. Trail/ 2.8 mi.
Road end to Apgar Lookout / 2.8 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: Complete 5/1/2019 Per 256

Avalanche Lake Trail
Avalanche Campground - Foot of Avalanche Lake/ 2.0 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: Cleared 5/6/19 Per 256


Foot of Avalanche Lake - Head of Avalanche Lake/ 0.8 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: Cleared 5/6/2019 per 256


Camas Creek Drainage
North Fork Road - Foot of Trout Lake/ 7.0 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: 5/30/2019 per 250

Trail very brushy and over grown 1 mile below Camas Creek ford. Ford is shin to knee high. 2 10in trees across trail between ford and West Lakes Junction. 7/12/19 224 Shea


Foot of Trout Lake to Arrow Lake / 2.3 mi.
Projected Initial Clearing: Cleared 5/29/2019 per 256


Arrow Lake to Camas Lake / 3.6 mi.
Trail CLOSED 9/4/19 per L10

Projected initial clearing date: 6/18/2019 per 256


Flattop Mountain Trail (to Fifty Mountain)
Packer's Roost to Flattop Mtn. Campground / 5.7 mi.
Initial Trail Clearing Scheduled: Cleared 6/12/2019 per 451

Mineral Creek Suspension Bridge: removed 10/1/2019 per 250


Flattop Campground - Fifty Mtn. Campground/ 6.3 mi.
Initial Clearing scheduled: 7/10/2019 per 250


Granite Park Trail
Loop - Granite Park Chalet/ 4.0 mi.
Projected initial clearing date:

Trail clear. No water from Chalet to just before Loop trailhead 8/5/19 per 224 LF


Highline Trail
Logan Pass - Granite Park Chalet/ 7.6 mi.
Trail POSTED due to bear frequenting. 8/20/19 per V3

Projected Initial clearing: Complete 6/30/2019 per 250

Rimrock handline projected removal: Complete 10/2/2019 per 250

Trail clear. 8/1/2019 per 224 TN


Highline Trail - Grinnell Glacier Overlook/ 0.8 mi.
Projected Initial Clearing: Complete 7/10/2019 per 250

Trail clear. 8/1/2019 per 224 TN


Granite Park Chalet - Fifty Mtn. Campground/ 11.9 mi.
Not Recommended for Stock Travel due to a washout 3/4 miles West of Cattle Queen Creek 9/15/19 per 150 Trail is clear and in great condition. Seasonal water sources along the trail are beginning to run dry, recommending hikers fill up when they can. 224DM 9/5/2019
Howe Lake Trail
North Fork Road to Howe Lake / 2.0 mi.
Initial Clearing scheduled: Complete to lower lake 250


Howe Ridge Trail
North Fork Road to Trout Lake Trail / 9.6 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: Winter status per 250


Howe Ridge trail to Howe Lake / 1.7 mi.
Initial Clearing scheduled: Complete to Howe Lake 5/29/2019


Huckleberry Mountain Trails
Camas Road to Huckleberry Lookout/ 6.0 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: Complete 5/17/19 per 256


Huckleberry Nature Trail \ .9 mi.
Projected initial clearing: 5/23/2019 per 250 Trail is clear. 5/6/2019 per 224DM
Lincoln Creek Trail
South Boundary Trail to Lincoln Lake Trail Jct. / 5.8 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: Complete to creek x-ing 5/17/19 Per 256

Projected removal of suspension bridge at Lincoln Creek: 10/11/2019 per 250


Lincoln Lake Trail
Going-to-the-Sun Road - Lincoln Lake/ 8.0 mi.
Projected initial clearing: Complete 6/5/2019 per 250


McDonald Lake
North Mcdonald Road (Kelly Camp) to Fish Creek CPG. / 6.6 mi
Projected initial clearing date: Complete 10/1/2019 per 250

Road is closed to traffic at Kelly Camp Trailhead. 6/12/2019


Spur to Rocky Point / .3 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: complete 4/25/2019 per 250
McDonald Valley Trails
Includes all trails contained within the valley
1. Apgar Flats Horse Loops: Complete 4/29/2019 per 250

2. Apgar Mountain Horse Loops: complete 4/25/2019 per 250

3. Ox-Bow Trail: Complete 4/25/2019 per 250

4. Johns Lake Loop Trails: Complete 4/25/2019 per 250

5. Johns Lake to Avalanche CG: Complete 4/29/2019 per 250

6. Apgar Village Pathways: Complete 4/29/2019 per 250

7. Apgar Bike Path from Headquarters to Apgar Village: Complete 4/25/2019 per 250

8. McDonald Creek Trail - Complete 4/29/2019 250


Mt. Brown L.O. Trail
Sperry Trail - Mt. Brown L.O./ 3.7 mi.
Projected Initial Clearing scheduled: 6/10/2019 per 250

Trail is clear to snowline. Snow is reached about 3/4 mile before L.O. 100% snow cover at L.O. 6/12/2019 per 224DM


Old Flathead Ranger Station Road
Apgar L.O. Road Jct.-Old Flathead R.S.(MF/NF Conf.) 3.7 mi.
Initial Clearing: Complete 4/25/2019 per 250


Old R.S - North Fork River 5.2 Miles
Projected Initial Clearing scheduled: 5/30/2019 per 250

Cleared presents as a challenging bike ride with heavy vegetation, water crossings, and narrow trail corridor at times. Previous section of trail is much better for biking 222Bir Note this is the only non paved trail in the Park that allows biking


Snyder Lake Trail
Sperry Trail to Snyder Lake / 2.6 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: Complete 5/17/19 per 256

Trail has app. 11 trees down. Ranging from 6 inches to 16 inches. Not recommended for stock. 6/26/19 per 223


Snyder Ridge Trail
Sperry Trail (Crystal Ford) to Lincoln Lake Trail / 2.6 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: Complete 5/30/2019 per 250

Trail clear of snow. One leaner tree south of Fish lake. Several slumps due to root burnout, etc. from the Sprague Fire of 2017. 5/19/19 223


Lincoln Lake Trail to Going to the Sun Road / 6.2 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: Complete 6/6/2019 per 250


South Boundary Trail
Headquarters to Lincoln Creek Tr. Jct. / 5.3 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: Complete 5/14/2019 per 256

Suspension Bridge projected removal: 10/11/2019 per 250


Sperry Trail
Lake McDonald Lodge - Sperry Chalet/ 6.4 mi.
The area immediately surrounding the Chalet is CLOSED- Construction and hazardous conditions.

Trail is clear per 624 Tumolo 8/29/19


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

Projected initial clearing date: Complete 7/12/2019 per 250

Removal of hand line and bridges to Comeau Pass complete 9/20/2019, per 250.

Trail is clear. Follow large cairns to the Sperry Glacier Overlook. 8/28/2019 per 624 Tumolo


Sperry Chalet - Lake Ellen Wilson/ 2.4 mi.
The area immediately surrounding the Chalet is CLOSED- Construction and hazardous conditions.

Initial Clearing projected: Complete 7/15/2019 per 250

Trail clear of trees. 8/28/19 per 624 Tumolo


Lake Ellen Wilson - Gunsight Pass/ 1.7 mi.
Projected Initial Clearing scheduled: Complete 7/13/2019 per 250

Trail clear of trees. 8/27/19 per 624 Tumolo


Swiftcurrent L.O. Trail
Swiftcurrent Pass Trail - Swiftcurrent L.O./ 1.4 mi.
Projected Initial Clearing Scheduled: 7/12/2019 per 250.


Swiftcurrent Pass Trail
Granite Park Chalet - Swiftcurrent Pass/ 0.9 mi.
Trail POSTED from Swiftcurrent Pass to Granite Park. 8/20/19 per V3

Projected Initial Clearing projected:7/12/2019 per 250

Trail clear. per 224 Neese 8/21/2019


Trout Lake Trail (From North McDonald Road)
North McDonald Road to Trout Lake / 4.6 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: Cleared 5/29/2019 Per 256

Road is closed to all traffic at the Upper McDonald Creek Bridge, hence the Trout Lake trailhead is closed for the 2019 season.



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