Details

Distance

14.2 miles

Elevation Gain

2307 ft

Route Type

Out-and-Back

Description

Added by Brendan Lynch

Swiftcurrent Lookout in Glacier National Park offers an on top of the world feeling if you're willing to make the trek. 

Take this beautiful hike up Swiftcurrent Mountain to the Fire Lookout (8436 ft). The hike is 7.1 miles one-way from from the Swiftcurrent Inn parking lot trailhead.

The elevation gain is 2,307 feet. The First 3 miles or so are a flat hike where you'll pass by several famous lakes and gain only about 500 feet. Therefore, the majority of the elevation gain is in the last 2/3rds of this hike, but its well worth it for the views.

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Features

Fitness
Photography
Hiking
Bathrooms
Easy Parking
Forest
Groups
Lake
Picnic Area
River
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

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