Rocky Point Trail
ElevationAscent: 104' 32 m
Descent: -16' -5 m
High: 3,265' 995 m
Low: 3,161' 964 m
GradeAvg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 15% (8°)
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“On this trail, you'll get fantastic views of Lake McDonald and see the amazing impacts of wildfires.”— Michael Faist
Family Friendly Starting right out of the Fish Creek Campground, this short trail is a great family outing for anyone looking to swim!
To begin the trail, you can start from either the Fish Creek Campground or take the trailhead from the Inside North Fork Rd (take the gravel road just left of the campground for just under a mile). Either way, it's just under 2 miles roundtrip, with minimal elevation change. You hike for a short while before getting to Lake McDonald, and can take a short loop before reaching Rocky Point itself.
As you round the loop, the Lake McDonald West Shore trail continues to the north. Rocky Point is an impressive feature true to its name, and offers a great place to wade in and take a swim. It's also a common spot that paddlers with kayaks and canoes will come to shore.
Enjoy the views of the lake, and one of the finest examples of wildfire ecology in the park!
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