MANY GLACIER - trail status as of 6:00PM Mountain Time on 10-22-2019
Appekunny Falls Trail
Many Glacier Road to Appekunny Falls/ 1.0 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: CLEARED 5/21/19 per 658


Cracker Lake Trail
Trailhead at Hotel to Cracker Lake Campground/ 6.1 mi
Projected Initial Clearing Date: CLEARED 6/11/19 per 851

One tree down 7/21/2019 per 224 TN


Feather Plume Falls Cutoff Trail (to Grinnell Lk.) 1.2
Grinnell Lk. to Piegan Pass Tr. at Feather Plume Falls/1.2mi
Projected initial clearing date: CLEARED 6/27/2019 per 658

Upper Cataract Creek Suspension Bridge: INSTALLED: 6/19/2019 per 658

(FEATHERPLUME) REMOVED: 9/24/2019 PER 650


Grinnell Glacier Trail
From Josephine Lake to Glacier Overlook/ 3.7 mi.
Trail POSTED from the head of Josephine Lake to Grinnell Glacier for bear frequenting 9/12/19.

Projected initial clearing date: CLEARED 5/20/19 per 658

Trail is free of snow all the way to the overlook. The waterfall is still running. 07/24/2019 per 824 Murray


Piegan Pass Trail (Upper Route)
From Hotel to Featherplume Falls Jct./ 4.1 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: Cleared 6/9/2019

Clear of snow and downed trees, but very muddy after rains due to horse rides on the trails. Please stay on the trail to help alleviate erosion. Per 624 Tumolo 8/12/19


Featherplume Falls Jct. to Piegan Pass/ 4.2 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: 7/31/2019 Morning Eagle Footbridge: INSTALLED 6/27/2019 per 658

REMOVED 10/8/2019 PER 650

Trail is free of snow and downed trees but very brushy in spots. Per 624 Tumolo 8/12/2019


Ptarmigan/ Iceberg Trail
Motel parking lot to jct. above Ptarmigan Falls/ 2.4 mi.
Projected Initial Clearing Date: Cleared 6/12/19 per 851 Trail is clear of downed trees. 224DM 9/5/2019 Reminder to practice Leave No Trace and use the pit toilets, pack it in - pack it out.
Jct. above Ptarmigan Falls to Iceberg Lake/ 2.1 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: CLEARED 6/20/2019 per 658

Iceberg Bridge: INSTALLED 6/20/2019 per 658

SCHEDULED REMOVAL 10/10/2019 PER 650 Trail is clear and in great condition. 224DM 9/5/2019 Reminder to practice Leave No Trace.


Jct. above Ptarmigan Falls to Ptarmigan Lake/ 1.7 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: CLEARED 6/12/19 per 851

Trail clear. 8/17/2019 per 224 Neese


Ptarmigan Lake to Ptarmigan Tunnel/ 0.9 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: CLEARED Ptarmigan Tunnel Doors: OPEN 7/11/2019 per 650 Ptarmigan Tunnel is closed for the season per 658 on 10/7/19
Red Gap Pass Trail (Poia Lake)
Trailhead to foot of Poia Lake/ 6.4 mi.
Projected Initial Clearing Date: CLEARED 6/10/19 per 851

Trail is extremely muddy during and immediately after rain. Please stay on trail when possible. 624 Tumolo


Poia Lake to Red Gap Pass/ 5.6 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: CLEARED 6/26/2019 per 851

WARNING! THE FIRST MAJOR CREEK THAT IS CROSSED EAST OF RED GAP PASS HAS EXTREMELY SLIPPERY ROCKS. HIKERS HAVE BEEN KILLED OR SERIOUSLY INJURED ATTEMPTING TO GET WATER FROM THE CREEK AFTER CLIMBING ONTO THE ROCKS BOTH AT THE BRIDGE SITE AND FROM THE SWITCHBACKS BELOW. USE EXTREME CAUTION!!!


Sherburne Ranger Station Cutoff
Red Gap Pass Trail to Sherburne Ranger Station / 1.0 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: CLEARED 6/10/19 per 851


Slide Lake / Gable Pass Trail
Park Boundary to Slide Lake Cpgd./ 1.4 mi.
CLEARED 09/05/19 per 851 Chief Mtn Rd (6 miles across Reservation) to Park Boundary is muddy with several dozen head of cattle grazing. NOTE - A $10.00 Blackfeet Tribal Conservation Permit is required by each person(regardless of age) to recreate on reservation land.

VEHICLES NOT RECOMMENDED!!! This access to the Slide Lake area is by way of an unmarked and unmaintained road across Blackfeet Indian Nation land. This access to the Glacier Park boundary is very muddy, rutted, rocky, and used heavily by cattle. There is one major fork in the road a couple miles in, the left fork that leads down towards Otatso Creek is the way to Slide.

DIRECTIONS: Heading north up Highway 89, turn left onto Chief Mountain Highway 17. Drive 4.3 miles north up Highway 17. Look for a dirt road on the left heading west/southwest and skirting just south of Chief Mountain. If you go by Chief Mtn. Overlook (aka Crusher Hill), a pullout at the top of a hill, you have gone 0.3 miles too far.


Slide Lake Cpgd. to Lee Ridge Jct. via Gable Pass/ 2.5 m
Projected initial clearing date: CLEARED 09/05/19 per 851
Swiftcurrent Lake Nature Trail
Trail around the Swiftcurrent Lake/ 2.6 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: CLEARED 5/20/19 per 658

The bridge at the inlet of Swiftcurrent Lake will be closed for construction from 9/16 to 10/7. Creek ford required to complete the Nature Trail Loop. Per 650


Swiftcurrent Pass Trail
Campstore parking lot to Head of Bullhead Lake / 3.9 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: CLEARED 6/6/19 per 851

WINDMAKER SUSPENSION BRIDGE: INSTALLED 6/6/19 per 851

REMOVED 9/25/2019 per 851 Trail is clear and in great condition. 9/5/2019 224DM


Bullhead Lake to Swiftcurrent Pass / 2.7 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: CLEARED 07/02/19 per 851 SWIFTCURRENT BRIDGE PLANKS: INSTALLED 6/25/19 per 658

REMOVED 9/25/2019 per 851 WINDMAKER SUSPENSION BRIDGE: REMOVED 9/25/2019 per 851 Trail is clear and in great condition. 224DM 9/5/2019

STOCK ADVISORY: Trail between Bullhead Lake and Devil's Elbow is steep, narrow and not recommended for stock. per 650

Trail clear. per 224 Neese 8/21/2019


Trails around Josephine Lake to Grinnell Lake
North Shore Trail to Oastler Shelter / 1.7 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: CLEARED 5/20/19 per 658


So.Shore Tr. from Hotel to Oastler Shelter/ 2.0 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: CLEARED 6/01/19 per 851.


Oastler Shelter to Grinnell Lake (also Hidden Falls) 1.0 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: CLEARED 6/6/19 per 851

Cataract Creek Suspension Bridge: INSTALLED: 6/13/19 REMOVED: 9/24/2019 PER 650



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