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Snyder Ridge Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
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A route along a poorly maintained trail through a wooded ridge with limited views.


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Map Key

10.8

Miles

17.3

KM

Point to Point

4,797' 1,462 m

High

3,215' 980 m

Low

2,576' 785 m

Up

1,668' 508 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

46%

Max Grade (25°)

Dogs No Dogs

Features Lake · River/Creek · Spring

Bring bear spray.

Description

Near a pullout located about 1.5 miles northeast of Apgar, you'll find a humble trailhead with a little mileage sign. This fire trail climbs up in through trees in a nice forest. The trail goes up and down the ridgeline crossing a couple of small feeder streams. The trail provides no real views to speak of and the limited maintenance has you going over and under downfall. The work rarely feels worth the effort.

Highlights are the couple of feeder streams and Fish Lake found right before it crosses the lovely Sprague Creek, then this route joins up with the Gunsight Pass Trail.

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Flora & Fauna

Spring gives you flowers such as trillium with beargrass popping a bit later. Squirrels, deer, and chipmunks are fairly common. Forest birds are sprinkled throughout the way with a couple of waterfowl possible at Fish Lake.

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Jake Bramante

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  2.0 from 2 votes

#26

in Lake McDonald

#35343

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#26

in Lake McDonald

#596

in Montana

#35,343

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Trip video of the Snyder Ridge trail.
Jun 21, 2016 near Apgar, MT
Small creek along Snyder Ridge trail.
Jun 21, 2016 near Apgar, MT

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Jun 10, 2019
Stone Patrick
Lots of bears! 4mi