ElevationAscent: 3,199' 975 m
Descent: -758' -231 m
High: 6,997' 2,133 m
Low: 4,237' 1,291 m
GradeAvg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 28% (16°)
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“From the large Waterton Lake, through the trees, then up to the sublime, wide open alpine.”— Jake Bramante
From the shores of Waterton at Goat Haunt, you enter a wonderful, mature forest. In the early season, the bugs can be terrible, but later in the year, the hike is a great, level stroll through the trees. Occasional small ponds and pocket meadows break up the inevitable monotony of the trail. Side trails along the way include one to Kootenai Lakes, the trail up to Porcupine Lookout, and the trail up Pass Creek. The trail up Pass Creek takes you to Stoney Indian Pass.
After continuing along the level trail for approximately six miles, it switches back and begins to climb. At the switchback, a faint trail continues, but is poorly maintained leading to Kootenai Cabin. From the switchback, the trail begins to work its way up. The trees begin to break up and the trail begins to cross avalanche chutes rewarding you with expansive views of the incredible peaks and valleys in the area.
As it gets closer to the alpine meadows above, the trees get a little thicker, and the vegetation changes to more beargrass and subalpine fir. Glacial erratics, or huge boulders left from large sheets of ice moving them around, dot the landscape. Eventually you pop out into the epic meadows below Cathedral Peak and Mt. Kipp. The foundations of an old cabin serve as a reminder to a time at the beginnings of the park. Summits views take your breath away in every direction. Glacier lily bulbs attract grizzlies which can be seen foraging across the landscape. Eventually the trail intersects the Highline Trail and Flattop Mountain Trail at the Fifty Mountain campground.
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