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Rising Sun

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 4.5 (2)

A level, meandering trail along the shores of St. Mary Lake with plenty of views and skipping rocks.


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0.4

Miles

0.6

KM

Point to Point

4,499' 1,371 m

High

4,493' 1,369 m

Low

8' 2 m

Up

4' 1 m

Down

1%

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2%

Max Grade (1°)

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Features Fall Colors · Lake · Spring · Views

Family Friendly A great short and level walk after a picnic.

Bring bear spray.

Description

Across from the Rising Sun Motor Inn lies a nice picnic area. This is where a short, level trail takes off.

This trail meanders through cottonwoods with plenty of access to the rocky shore with smooth stones. Tall, rocky summits line the lake on the opposite shore creating a dramatic landscape. After less than a mile of level traveling, the trail ends up at the parking lot for the boat dock where you can turn around and head back the way that you came.

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.

Flora & Fauna

Cottonwoods and some flowers through the forest.

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Jake Bramante

Trail Ratings

  4.5 from 2 votes

#13

in St. Mary

#7626

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  4.5 from 2 votes
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#13

in St. Mary

#192

in Montana

#7,626

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Trip video of the short trail from the Rising Sun picnic area to the boat dock.
May 16, 2016 near Rising Sun, MT
Views of St. Mary Lake from the shoreline.
May 16, 2016 near Rising Sun, MT

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