Lake McDonald

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48 mi 78 km

Hikes

181 mi 292 km

Trails
Gems
4 Gems

Easy Trails
20 Trails
Intermediate Trails
13 Trails
Hard Trails
6 Trails

Food & Drink

After the Hike: Local Favorites

West Glacier Village Restaurant Get the pancakes!!! Or French toast!
Glacier Grill & Pizza Servizio non buono, trancio di salmone servito crudo!! Rimandato indietro e riportato crudo...E avevano finito le steak in Montana ....senza parole!! da non consigliare...
Elkhorn Grill Hamburgers are great and the huckleberry pie is awesome!
Three Forks Grille Good food with the only (real) wine list in town. Their deli next door is open for lunch - or order cured meats, cheeses and salads to-go for a picnic in the park.
Truby's Clay doesn't just pour the best beer he makes great martinis and has a great memory for guests. It's always a pleasure to stop in and chat with Clay (and the rest of the staff!!)
Tien'sTien's Place Oriental Dining Large bowl soups are huge! Delicious menu...and excellent service. A MUST try!! Haven't had anything I didn't love! You will soon be a repeater!
329 9th St, Columbia Falls MT — (406) 892-1585
Back Room Restaurant Go ahead and eat your weight in fry bread & honey butter!
Piggy Back BBQ More than excellent Brisket! Mac n cheese was great. Will was an excellent host/server/part owner. We will definitely be back!
Great Northern Bar And Grill Best bartenders in the valley!
27 Central Ave, Whitefish MT — (406) 862-2816
Craggy Range Bar & Grill I like the Craggy Cosmo with white cranberry juice :)
10 Central Ave, Whitefish MT — (406) 862-7550
The Naked Noodle Free wi-fi!
10 Baker Ave, Whitefish MT — (406) 862-6253
Wrap & Roll Cafe Turkey Apple bacon wrap and blt wrap are really good. Infused water available.
224 Spokane Ave, Whitefish MT — (406) 862-7447
Buffalo Cafe Biscuits and gravy!
514 3rd St, Whitefish MT — (406) 862-2833
Wasabi Sushi Bar Order the crab cakes for an appetizer. You'll be happy you did.
419 2nd St E, Whitefish MT — (406) 863-9283
Swift Creek Cafe Bacon avocado eggs Benedict.
307 2nd St E, Whitefish MT — (406) 862-9136
Loula's The pie is out of this world
300 2nd St E, Whitefish MT — (406) 862-5614
Second Street Pizza We needed a late night meal after fishing. Second street pizza only one open till 11. Matty's pizza fit the bill.
Ciao Mambo Their Spaghetti & Meatballs are delish!!!
234 2nd St E, Whitefish MT — (406) 863-9600
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Gems in Lake McDonald - 4

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Trails in Lake McDonald - 35

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Red Rock Point, MT
0.9 mi 1.4 km Red Rock Point, MT
All Clear
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Muddy - Be prepared for all weather. Ran into rain, sleet, snow, and sun today :)
67 days ago
2.6 mi 4.2 km
#2 Hidden Lake
Red Rock Point, MT
2.6 mi 4.2 km Red Rock Point, MT
Unknown
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3.3 mi 5.3 km
#3 Sperry Glacier
Red Rock Point, MT
3.3 mi 5.3 km Red Rock Point, MT
Unknown
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19.0 mi 30.7 km
#4 Gunsight Pass Trail
Rising Sun, MT
19.0 mi 30.7 km Rising Sun, MT
Unknown
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18.0 mi 29.0 km
#5 South Boundary
West Glacier, MT
18.0 mi 29.0 km West Glacier, MT
Unknown
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2.7 mi 4.3 km
#6 Snyder Lake Trail
Red Rock Point, MT
2.7 mi 4.3 km Red Rock Point, MT
Minor Issues
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Muddy, Snowy, Fallen Trees - This time of year (spring) - the entire trail is either a river bed, packed snow, is muddy, or standing pools of water...
70 days ago
Red Rock Point, MT
2.7 mi 4.3 km Red Rock Point, MT
Unknown
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7.2 mi 11.6 km
#8 Camas Creek Trail
Apgar, MT
7.2 mi 11.6 km Apgar, MT
Unknown
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Apgar, MT
5.9 mi 9.5 km Apgar, MT
Unknown
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3.6 mi 5.9 km
#10 Apgar Lookout
West Glacier, MT
3.6 mi 5.9 km West Glacier, MT
All Clear
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Dry, Mostly Dry, Fallen Trees - Hike is similar to Angel's Landing as you gain altitude continuously. However, once you get on top, the view of McD...
19 days ago
10.7 mi 17.3 km
#11 West Lakes Trail
Red Rock Point, MT
10.7 mi 17.3 km Red Rock Point, MT
Unknown
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3.4 mi 5.5 km
#12 Mt Brown Trail
Red Rock Point, MT
3.4 mi 5.5 km Red Rock Point, MT
Unknown
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1.0 mi 1.6 km
#13 Rocky Point Trail
Apgar, MT
1.0 mi 1.6 km Apgar, MT
Unknown
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Red Rock Point, MT
0.7 mi 1.1 km Red Rock Point, MT
Unknown
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12.0 mi 19.3 km
#15 Flattop Mountain
Red Rock Point, MT
12.0 mi 19.3 km Red Rock Point, MT
Unknown
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1.7 mi 2.7 km
#16 Apgar Bike Trail
West Glacier, MT
1.7 mi 2.7 km West Glacier, MT
Unknown
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4.1 mi 6.6 km
#17 The Loop Trail
Red Rock Point, MT
4.1 mi 6.6 km Red Rock Point, MT
Unknown
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8.3 mi 13.4 km
#18 Lincoln Lake
Apgar, MT
8.3 mi 13.4 km Apgar, MT
Minor Issues
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Snowy, Fallen Trees - Backpacked in last weekend (May 20, 2017). Trail is mostly dry and snow free until near Lincoln Lake. Campsites at the lake a...
51 days ago
0.3 mi 0.5 km
#19 Johns Lake
Red Rock Point, MT
0.3 mi 0.5 km Red Rock Point, MT
Unknown
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6.8 mi 11.0 km
#20 Lincoln Creek
West Glacier, MT
6.8 mi 11.0 km West Glacier, MT
Unknown
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