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Snyder Lake Trail

Intermediate

Trail

2.7 mile 4.3 kilometer point to point
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,041' 317 m
Descent: -5' -1 m
High: 5,229' 1,594 m
Low: 4,191' 1,277 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 20% (12°)

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Trail shared by Jake Bramante

A trip through a narrow valley with a wet forest and lake tucked beneath tall, rocky cliffs.

Jake Bramante

Features Birding · Lake · River/Creek · Spring · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Bring bear spray.

Description

This trail breaks off from the Gunsight Pass Trail just up from the Mt Brown Trail and heads up through a lush, wet forest hanging with moss. As you steadily gain elevation, the trees thin and more avalanche chutes are encountered, opening up views to the tall cliffs from Edwards Mountain and Mt. Brown.

As you approach the lake, the views looking up are immense and you cross many boulder fields until you get to the shores of the small lake nestled below a cliff band next to the campground.

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

Many flowers in spring from glacier lilies to beargrass. Tree squirrels and chipmunks. More birds the higher up you go including Steller's Jays, chickadees, and Varied Thrushes.

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Jun 6, 2019
Sarah Gartner
May 25, 2019
Arianna Gutierrez
Jul 13, 2018
Emilie Kitt
2.7mi
Jun 3, 2018
Laurel R
Sperry Trail to Snyder Lake Trail 5.2mi
May 19, 2018
Matt Smith
May 19, 2018
Kaila England

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  3.8 from 4 votes

#15

in Lake McDonald

#16584

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#15

in Lake McDonald

#329

in Montana

#16,584

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View from foot of Snyder Lake
Jun 14, 2016 near Red Roc…, MT

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