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.

Pack List

  • Tent, if you want to camp
  • Trekking poles
  • Food
  • Water
  • Sturdy boots
  • Backcountry permit, if you are camping
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RT Distance 17 Miles
Elevation Gain 1600 Feet
Activities Camping, Photography, Backpacking, Hiking
Skill Level Beginner
Season Summer, Autumn
Trail Type Out-and-Back
Features
Forest
Lake
River
Scenic
Waterfall
Wildlife

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