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Mt Brown Trail

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One of Glacier's more rigorous trails, the view from the top rewards those who make the climb.


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3.4

Miles

5.5

KM

Point to Point

7,454' 2,272 m

High

4,225' 1,288 m

Low

3,229' 984 m

Up

3' 1 m

Down

18%

Avg Grade (10°)

62%

Max Grade (32°)

Dogs No Dogs

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

Remains snow covered often into late June or early July. Check the park website or call to get the latest conditions.

Description

Known for being one of the most strenuous trails around Lake McDonald, hikers will encounter a steady incline and numerous switchbacks. The views from the top make this trail well worth the effort.

Flora & Fauna

You remain in the trees most of the time, before finally emerging above the tree line. Along the way you may spot some deer or even some bears. Be sure to make enough noise to warn nearby wildlife you're coming! You may find some marmots and ground squirrels above the tree line.

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Jordyn Marcroft

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  4.0 from 2 votes

#12

in Lake McDonald

#12619

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#12

in Lake McDonald

#297

in Montana

#12,619

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Another shot of the protectors of the trail.
Jul 1, 2016 near Red Roc…, MT
Goats preventing me from continuing up the trail. They followed me down for about a quarter mile.
Jul 1, 2016 near Red Roc…, MT
Mount Brown Trail in Glacier National Park.
Jun 10, 2016 near Red Roc…, MT

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Amazing hike!!