St. Mary's Glacier Trail

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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°)

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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 5, 2016
Hannah Fine
2mi
Sep 29, 2016
Sarah Burns
Such a beautiful place. 2.2mi — 2h 00m
Sep 29, 2016
Morgan-Lea Fogg
Sep 25, 2016
Michael Heckendorn
Sep 18, 2016
Migs Migs
Sep 18, 2016
Amber Dargis

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