By Kelsey Lawrence • 8/11/20
• 2.6-mile loop • No inclines • Difficulty level: Easy • Potential for wildlife sightings
• 1st mile each way is paved • 127 feet of elevation gain (not noticeable) • A few bridges to cross
• Easy and accessible • Incredible views of lakes, wildflowers, rivers • Benches for rest stops • Well-kept and safe
• Signage could be better (stay to the right & follow the lake) • Short section of the trail follows a roadway • Heavily trafficked
A Good Camera
This hike is in Bear Country and Many Glacier is known for its wildlife. You could encounter bears, moose, and more. Be ready and know what to do should you encounter wildlife on the hiking trail.
Water, water is everywhere, but there's not a drop to drink—unless you're prepared to treat it, of course. Bring your own drinking water when you hike. Never drink water straight from a river, lake, or puddle unless you're educated and prepared to treat it. Giardia is a tiny parasite that could ruin your trip quickly.
I highly recommend a nice camera with a telephoto lens. Whether you're taking scenics or capturing wildlife from a safe distance, you'll treasure these memories. For these photos, I used a Canon EOS R10 with an RF100-400mm lens.