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Summit Trail

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Trail

1.1 mile 1.8 kilometer point to point
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Elevation

Ascent: 161' 49 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 5,395' 1,644 m
Low: 5,234' 1,595 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 19% (11°)

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Trail shared by Jake Bramante

A trail along the Continental Divide through the trees that briefly opens to some views near a lake.

Jake Bramante

Features Birding · Lake · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Bring bear spray.

Description

This trail starts at Marias Pass along the Continental Divide. The trailhead is a bit tricky to find, but park at the parking lot at Marias Pass and cross to the northwest side of the highway. Head north across the railroad tracks, and work your way along the treeline until you get to the trailhead sign.

From the trailhead, the trail ducks into an older stand of open lodgepole pines. The trail stays fairly monotonous through the trees until it breaks near Three Bears Lake. This gives you great views of the ridgeline that includes Summit Mountain as well as a quaint, marsh-lined lake that is a favorite of waterfowl. From here the trail ducks back into the same kind of forest until it intersects with the Autumn Creek South/ Autumn Creek North 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.

Flora & Fauna

Variety of wildflowers, waterfowl and forest birds. Deer are frequently seen with elk and bear possible.

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View of Summit Mountain from the trail near the lakes.
Jun 6, 2016 near Summit, MT

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