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greenBlue Autumn Creek North

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Trail

7.0 mile 11.3 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,318' 402 m
Descent: -581' -177 m
High: 5,730' 1,747 m
Low: 4,811' 1,466 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 25% (14°)

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Trail shared by Jake Bramante

A trail leading among the lodgepole pines and meadows at the foothills near East Glacier.

Jake Bramante

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Wildflowers

A Tribal recreational permit is needed for the trail section from East Glacier to the Park Boundary. Bear spray is also recommended.

Description

Finding the trailhead is a bit of a challenge and best done with a map and some GPS tracks. Follow the road behind the massive, historic East Glacier Lodge across Midvale Creek. Keep an eye out to the right for an obvious trail just before the road begins to bend southeast. This first section of trail is on Blackfeet Reservation and is used by ATVs and mountain bikes, so it is doubletrack and pretty rutted out. The rule of thumb is that when in doubt, follow the most popular road/trail.

This first section meanders through a combination of lodgepole pines, aspens and open meadows. Views of the surrounding peaks are limited, but nice. Eventually, it transitions to a more mature lodgepole forest, then reaches the park boundary. From here the trail is singletrack and in a hall of trees. After a bit of forest, it begins to alternate to some more meadows, but lacking the unobstructed views of Glacier's summits on the east side.

The trail takes you to the intersection of the Firebrand Pass trail.

This content was created by Jake Bramante of Hike 734. Visit hike734.com for more expert Glacier content and maps that help you decide which trail to hike.

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Sep 5, 2016
Mike Vaughn
trail is way overgrown and needs maintenance badly. — 10h 00m

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