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    Top Spots in and near Hungry Horse

    • Martin City, Montana

      Drive around Hungry Horse Reservoir

      About 100 miles of mostly gravel roads (14 miles of pavement) will take you around this beautiful reservoir.  With that many miles of road and the shoreline to go with it, it is obvious that there is plenty to see and do in the Hungry Horse area. Check out some of my other adventures for ideas of...
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    • Flathead County, Montana

      Hike to Blaine Mountain

      7.3 mi / 2350 ft gain
      To reach the trailhead for this hike, it is about an hour's drive from nearby Kalispell. You will drive around Hungry Horse Reservoir on the West Side Road, and turn off onto Doris Creek Road. Be sure NOT to get this mistaken with the nearby Doris Ridge Road. Once turning onto Doris Creek Road, i...
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    • Columbia Falls, Montana

      Hike to Apgar Lookout

      4.5
      7 mi / 1850 ft gain
      Precursor: I completed this hike in November, hence the snow in the photos. Due to a lack of tree coverage, this hike is best suited for a cool summer day, or in the late spring and early autumn. It is doable in the heat of the summer, but be sure to pack plenty of water. This hike begins by tre...
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    • West Glacier, Montana

      Swim at the Belton Bridge

      2.0
      The Belton Bridge is the old entrance to glacier. You can get there by turning right down old river bridge road, which is the first right when you turn in to the West Glacier village. There are some 5-8 ft rocks to jump off, but be sure to check the water below them first. The water is gorgeous, ...
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    • West Glacier, Montana

      Capture Sunrise or Sunset at Lake McDonald

      5.0
      Lake McDonald doesn't offer the close-up views of glaciers and mountains like some of the other spots in Glacier NP, but it does offer sweeping views of park's west side. The most popular spot to photograph this grand perspective is along the southwest beach and dock. The dock makes the most in...
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    • West Glacier, Montana

      Kayak Lake McDonald

      5.0
      Rent kayaks at the shore of Lake McDonald and take them out for the day. Make sure to start early to get a full day in and leave yourself enough time to stop for lunch. There are multiple places to pull off and bring your kayaks onto the shore and do some small hikes. The views are spectacular fr...
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    • Flathead County, Montana

      Snowshoe the North Fork Area of the Flathead River

      1.5 mi / 0 ft gain
      Starting in Columbia Falls, MT, which is 17 miles from Kalispell, MT, locate North Fork Road off of Railroad Street. Follow North Fork Road about 17 miles. While along the Flathead River, there are many Forest Service roads that are accessible to snowshoe along. There are roads that lead to the F...
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    • West Glacier, Montana

      Snowshoe Skiumah Trail

      1.9 mi
      The trailhead for Skiumah Creek Trail is located just off of highway 2, and is well marked from both directions of the road. It is roughly 15 miles East on Highway 2 from the West Glacier Entrance of Glacier National Park. Parking is located on the other side of Highway 2 than the actual trailhea...
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    • Whitefish, Montana

      Lion Mountain Trail

      2.92 mi / 453 ft gain
      Lion Mountain Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Whitefish, Montana.
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    • Whitefish, Montana

      Hike Whitefish Mountain via the Danny On Trail

      5.0
      7.6 mi / 2250 ft gain
      The Danny On Trail starts from the base area of Whitefish Mountain Ski Resort and zig zags its way up to the summit. The trailhead is near the Chalet building/Hellroaring Saloon upper parking lot (there's a big sign). The trail passes through Douglas fir, western larch, spruce and fir trees. The ...
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    • Kalispell, Montana

      Flathead Lookout

      5.0
      2.4 mi / 666 ft gain
      Flathead Lookout is an out-and-back trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Kalispell, Montana.
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    • West Glacier, Montana

      Hike to Howe Lake

      4 mi / 240 ft gain
      The hike begins along the Inner North Fork road across from a small parking area. The trail meanders up a slight incline most of the way through areas of a recent fire, as well as some areas with spectacular wildflowers when it gets a bit more lush. Around 1.7 miles in you will go up a relatively...
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    • Kalispell, Montana

      Hike to Summit of Mount Aeneas

      4.9
      6 mi / 1700 ft gain
      This hike can easily be overlooked since it is in such a geographically rich area, with Glacier National Park and the Bob Marshall Wilderness so close, but it is absolutely a hidden gem that doesn't get enough attention. Mount Aeneas sits at just over 7,500 feet and from the summit it gives amazi...
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    • Kalispell, Montana

      Backpack to Black Lake

      7 mi / 1500 ft gain
      Begin at Camp Misery (elev. 5,717 ft). This is a total misname by the way! It should be titled Camp On The Way To Awesomeness! Anyway, head .6 miles on Trail 8 to the intersection of trail. From here turn right on Trail 68 and hike .7 miles until the intersection where you turn right on Trail 7 f...
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    • Kalispell, Montana

      Backpack to Clayton Lake

      9 mi / 1500 ft gain
      From the Camp Misery Trailhead (elev. 5,717 ft) take the left Trail 8 for .6 miles. At the junction continue left for a 1.3 mile gently ascent into Jewel Basin. Nearing Twin Lakes continue left on Trail 7 for .6 miles until you reach Trail 55. Continue right, and make sure that after a short .3 m...
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    • Bigfork, Montana

      Aneas Loop

      3.0
      2.77 mi / 207 ft gain
      Aneas Loop is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Bigfork, Montana.
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    Camping and Lodging in Hungry Horse

    Emery Bay Campground
    Martin City, Montana

    Emery Bay Campground

    Under Canvas Glacier
    Coram, Montana

    Under Canvas Glacier

    From $99 / night

    Doris Creek Campground
    Kalispell, Montana

    Doris Creek Campground

    Lost Johnny Point Campground
    Kalispell, Montana

    Lost Johnny Point Campground

    Lid Creek Campground
    Kalispell, Montana

    Lid Creek Campground

    West Glacier KOA Resort
    West Glacier, Montana

    West Glacier KOA Resort

    Guides, Insights and Stories from Hungry Horse

    10 Must-Do Adventures In Glacier National Park

    10 Must-Do Adventures In Glacier National Park

    The Outbound Collective

    Jumbo Glacier: Where Do We Go From Here?

    Jumbo Glacier: Where Do We Go From Here?

    Chloe Donlan

    A Walk into the Past: Returning Three Decades Later to Glacier NP

    A Walk into the Past: Returning Three Decades Later to Glacier NP

    Matt Johnson

    15 Amazing Hikes in Glacier National Park

    15 Amazing Hikes in Glacier National Park

    The Outbound Collective

    Watch This Video and Witness the Glory That Is Glacier National Park

    Watch This Video and Witness the Glory That Is Glacier National Park

    Rob Feakins

    From the Glaciers to the Tundra: 15 Photos from Wrangell-St. Elias National Park

    From the Glaciers to the Tundra: 15 Photos from Wrangell-St. Elias National Park

    Sonja Saxe