Backpack to Lincoln Lake

Rate this Adventure 17 miles 1600 ft gain  - Out-and-Back Trail

Added by Lucas Moser

Backpack out to this stunning glacier-fed lake and enjoy views of the amazing waterfall.

It's a 1600 ft slow increase in elevation. You can walk around the loose rocks going around the lake for an additional 2 miles of hiking.

There is a back-country campground at the base of the glacier-fed lake and an amazing waterfall at the opposite end of the of the campground.

To camp overnight in Glacier National Park, you're required to have a backcountry permit. Get the latest information from the park at nps.gov/glac or call the park at (406) 888-7800.

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Camping
Photography
Backpacking
Hiking
Forest
Lake
River
Scenic
Waterfall
Wildlife

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