Glacier National Park: Logging Lake to Grace Lake
Travel to two quiet backcountry lakes rimmed by the rugged Livingston Range on this 24.8-mile hike in Glacier National Park.
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From the trailhead in Logging Creek Campground, hike northeast through dense forest on Logging Lake Trail. The path parallels Logging Creek as it winds 4.4 miles to the southern tip of Logging Lake. Skirt a campsite with views of the lake and surrounding peaks, and hike northeast around the north shore of Logging Lake. At mile 4.9, pass a side trail on the right that leads to a patrol cabin on the banks of the lake—watch for deer grazing near the trail. Five miles later, pass another campsite on the right. Continue northeast for the final 2.9 miles to Grace Lake, a quiet mountain lake surrounded by the Livingston Range. Set up camp, or retrace your steps back to the trailhead.
PERMIT: Overnight camping in Glacier National Park requires a backcountry permit. Check out the latest fees and more details at nps.gov/glac/planyourvisit/backcountry.htm.
MORE PARK INFO: Glacier National Park, (406) 888-7800; nps.gov/glac/.
-GPS data provided by the National Park Service
- Distance: 20.0
Location: 48.6993217468262, -114.193168640137
From the trailhead in Logging Creek Campground, hike northeast on Logging Lake Trail. Ahead: Gentle climb through dense forest.
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Keep straight @ 3-way junction. In 500 feet, pass a trail on the right that leads to a campsite with views of the lake and surrounding peaks. Next, hike northeast, then north around the north shore of Logging Lake.
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Keep left @ Y-intersection, heading north-northeast. The side trail to the right leads 650 feet to patrol cabin on the banks of Logging Lake. Watch for deer grazing near the trail.
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Pass a campsite on the right. Trail cuts to the northeast.
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Continue straight for final 1.4 miles to Grace Lake; pass a patrol cabin; side trail on right travels 600 feet to a campsite.
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Grace Lake: The Livingston Range surrounds this quiet mountain lake filled with cutthroat trout. Set up camp in the woods surrounding the lake, or retrace route to trailhead.