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St. Mary's Glacier Trail

 20 votes

1.9 Miles 3.1 Kilometers


Singletrack

1,214' 370 m

Ascent

-4' -1 m

Descent

11,627' 3,544 m

High

10,414' 3,174 m

Low

12%

Avg Grade (7°)

27%

Max Grade (15°)

Unknown

Update

A rocky climb up to the glacier and lake.

Andrew Greene

Overview

Features: Lake — Swimming — Views
Family Friendly: Older kids will love the novelty of dipping their feet in the icy waters of the lake, and of being able to play in the snow, even during the summer.
Dogs: Leashed

Description

The views at the top of this strenuous trail are well worth the high altitude hike. The trail goes from wide enough for a jeep to narrower with more numerous individual trails branching off through the woods. They all end up coming back together on the east side of Saint Mary's Lake. From there, take the bridge to cross the stream near the dam and continue up to the glacier.

It is about a mile hike from the lake to the glacier. From there, the trail continues approximately another mile up to a junction with Kingson Peak. Spectacular views of the area can be enjoyed along the whole journey, but the junction with the Kingston Peak Trail will provide the best photo ops.

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Nov 19, 2017
Bert van Leeuwen
Very windy at the lake and down the glacier. 2.4mi
Oct 13, 2017
Judah Hernandez
Sep 29, 2017
Emily Weinreb
Beautiful! 1.5mi
Sep 29, 2017
Nate Miller
Sep 18, 2017
Quinn McGill
Sep 8, 2017
Mantis Toboggan
Great Hike. Amazing views up top. Don't be a dork, go up to the upper part of the glacier around the lake. Remember it will be colder up there!! 2.4mi
Aug 30, 2017
Julia Anderson
Awesome! 1.9mi
Aug 30, 2017
Mary Margaret
Saw a marmot 3.8mi

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  4.4 from 20 votes

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in St Mary's

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in St Mary's

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