Best Hikes Ever: Logging Lake Trail, MT

Hike a forested, fire-scarred trail between two iconic pools.


Logging Lake Trail bisects the area between Glacier National Park’s popular Lake McDonald and Waterton Lake, meaning its 12.8 miles (one-way) of mostly easygoing trail is overlooked by dayhikers—and, until now, our trail scouts. The path leaves Glacier Route 7 and skirts the north shore of Logging Lake, between the Adair and Logging Ridges. Look for bald eagles clawing cutthroat trout out of the lake on your way to a little-used and picturesque campsite next to Grace Lake. Cast for whitefish and cutthroats from the shoreline of the lake, which shines like a diamond between ominous giants Mt. Geduhn (8,375 feet) and Vulture Peak (9,638 feet).

Map Trails Illustrated Glacier/Waterton Lakes National Parks ($12,

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