Hike the Rocky Point Trail, Glacier NP

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Added by Noah Couser

Enjoy an easy stroll along Lake McDonald's West shore with some incredible views.

From the trailhead, just past Fish Creek Campground on the North Fork Road, begin strolling along the trail towards Rocky Point.  The trail meanders through some forest, and along a stream, and then eventually gets you some views of Lake McDonald.  The trail is signed the whole way. Finish off your short hike with a picnic and a swim at Rocky Point.  There are some fantastic small rocks to jump off of (hence the name) if you dare the icy waters.  Return the same way you came, and promptly head for a huckleberry ice-cream cone in Apgar Village.

Pack List

  • Swim trunks!
  • Picnic essentials
  • Bear spray
  • Extra layer or rain shell
  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Camera
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Chillin, Fishing, Hiking, Photography, Swimming

Skill Level:



Year Round

Trail Type:



1.9 Miles

Elev. Gain:

350 Feet


Cliff Jumping
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Swimming Hole

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Added by Noah Couser

I'm a professional photographer living and working in Whitefish, Montana. I travel as much as I can with my beautiful wife Megan, and am always scheming a new adventure, or a new way to do an old trip. My passion is the outdoors, and getting people excited about recreating outside. By day, I teach PE and health at the local middle school, by night, I fight crime in a spandex jumpsuit... not really, but I do enjoy taking lots of pictures and working for cool outdoor companies when not at school throwing dodge balls at 8th graders.

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