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The Best Backpacking in Pincher Creek No. 9

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Top backpacking spots in and near Pincher Creek No. 9

  • Waterton, Alberta

    Backpack the Alderson-Carthew Trail

    5.0
    12.4 mi / 4101.1 ft gain
    Take the Akamina Parkway in Wateron Lakes National Park to its terminus at Cameron Lake. Your hike will start from here. If you’re through-hiking either drop another vehicle off at Cameron Falls in the town site, or be prepared to hitch a ride back to Cameron Lake, due to heavy traffic this is ...
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  • Waterton, Alberta

    Hike to Crypt Lake

    4.3
    10.8 mi / 2296.6 ft gain
    The hike begins with a gradual climb through shaded forest, which thins as you progress into the hanging valley. Along the way, you will pass by three amazing waterfalls: Twin Falls at 3.5km (2 mi), Burnt Rock Falls at 5.6km (3.5 mi) and the 600ft Crypt Falls at 8km (5 mi). There is also a 1km (0...
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  • Flathead County, Montana

    Kintla Lake Campground

    * The road to this trailhead/lake is closed during the winter.  Kintla Lake is one of the lesser explored lakes in Glacier National Park. Located on the west side of the park, it is accessible via an unpaved road from the Polebridge Ranger Station. From the Ranger Station, take a LEFT and contin...
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  • Flathead County, Montana

    Boulder Pass Trail: Kintla Lake to Boulder Pass

    35.06 mi / 5600 ft gain
    Glacier National Park is often touted as one of the best places in the whole USA when it comes to hiking and backpacking, natural scenery and wildlife encounters. With tons of trails to choose from (over 700 miles at last count), it can obviously be tough to decide where exactly you want to explo...
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  • Flathead County, Montana

    Upper Kintla Lake

    23.9 mi / 1683 ft gain
    Upper Kintla Lake is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Polebridge, Montana.
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  • Browning, Montana

    Waterton Valley Trail

    20.67 mi / 3720 ft gain
    Waterton Valley Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Babb, Montana.
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  • Flathead County, Montana

    Camp Out at the Hornet Lookout

    1 mi / 800 ft gain
    Reservations for Hornet Lookout are obtained via Recreation.gov, and can be made up to six months in advance.  Consider a four-wheel or all-wheel drive vehicle with some clearance if available, as the forest service roads aren't always well maintained.Although the hike is short, it is all switchb...
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  • Fernie, British Columbia

    Hike the Mountain Lakes Trail (Heiko's Trail)

    5.0
    14.9 mi / 6889.8 ft gain
    Finished in 2003 by Fernie legend Heiko Socher, Mountain Lakes Trail (aka Heiko’s Trail) is about as good as it gets. This hike is not for the inexperienced hiker. You are way out in the backcountry with little to no other human contact. This is grizzly bear and cougar country so make sure to bri...
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  • West Glacier, Montana

    Waterton Lake via Bowman Lake

    49.5 mi / 6365 ft gain
    Our trip started on Thursday evening, spending the night at the Bowman Lake campground. You can park your car here and it's where the hike will start and end. I recommend staying here the night before because day 1 is a doozy, so you'll want an early start. Day 1 is the hardest day of the hike, ...
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  • West Glacier, Montana

    Bowman Lake to Quartz Lake Loop

    5.0
    13.3 mi / 2618 ft gain
    The trail to Quartz lake begins on southend of the Bowman Lake beach. I recommend going in a clockwise direction and getting the steep bit out of the way, but the ~13 mile loop can be done either way. Follow the Bowman Lake shore on the West Lakes Trail for about half a mile and then you will fi...
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  • Browning, Montana

    Backpack to Cosley Lake

    27.2 mi / 475 ft gain
    The hike goes through different wooded areas, open fields, and passes by the ranger's ranch. In no time, you will be able to see the aqua blue colors of Cosley Lake, as you approach the campground for the night.The campground has pit toilets and a bear bag hanging station, along with a cooking ar...
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  • Browning, Montana

    Backpack to the Foot of Glenns Lake

    20.6 mi / 950 ft gain
    Starting from the Chief Mountain Parking Area, take the trail to the left of the bathrooms at the end of the parking lot (left of the bathrooms if you are facing the bathrooms and the main road is to your right). You will quickly hike to a wooden kiosk. Read this kiosk for any pertinent informati...
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  • Browning, Montana

    Mokowanis River - Stoney Indian Pass

    28.07 mi / 3556 ft gain
    Mokowanis River - Stoney Indian Pass is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a lake located near Babb, Montana.
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  • Browning, Montana

    Northern Traverse: Chieftan Mountain to Kintla Lake

    55.92 mi / 8169 ft gain
    Northern Traverse: Chieftan Mountain to Kintla Lake is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a river located near Babb, Montana.
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  • Kalispell, Montana

    Summit Lake Mountain and Nasukoin Mountain

    5.0
    12 mi / 3500 ft gain
    To reach the trailhead, travel west on US Hwy 93 for 17.9 mi. and then turn right onto Olney Crossover Rd. This road will continue for 8.8 mi. and then keep left onto NF-115 for 9.7 mi. and the destination will be on the right hand side. There is a parking area where the trailhead begins. From th...
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  • Flathead County, Montana

    Backpack to Link Lake

    1.3 mi / 600 ft gain
    To reach the trailhead, travel west on US Hwy 93 for 17.9 mi. and then turn right onto Olney Crossover Rd. This road will continue for 8.8 mi. and then keep left onto NF-115 for 9.7 mi. and the destination will be on the right hand side. There is a parking area where the trailhead begins. From th...
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