Glacier - Waterton National Park

Hiking - North Fork Area Trails

Boulder Pass
Rugged and high, with best views of Thunderbird Mountain.
Trailhead: Northeast corner of Kintla Campground
Distance: 31.4 miles
Level: Strenous
Altitude change: Ascends 3,470 feet. Descends 2,510 feet.

Akokala Lake
Across wooded ridges to lake surrounded by craggy peaks.
Trailhead: Northside of Bowman campground
Distance: 5.8 miles
Level: Moderate
Altitude change: Climb 1,105 feet, descend 400 feet.

Numa Ridge Lookout
One of the easiest lookouts to reach in Glacier
Trailhead: Bowman Lake
Distance: 5.6 miles
Level: Moderate
Altitude change: Climbs 2,930 feet.

Bowman Lake-Brown Pass
Good wildlife trail - osprey, eagles, elk. Follows Bowman Lake before climbing a glacial valley.
Trailhead: Northeast corner of Bowman campground
Distance: 13.8 miles
Level: Moderately strenous
Altitude change: 2,200 feet

Quartz Lake Loop
Over the Cerulean Ridge to pleasant valley lakes.
Trailhead: Southeast corner of Bowman campground
Distance: 12.8 miles
Level: Moderate
Altitude change: Climbs 1,470 feet. Descends 1,100 feet.

Logging Lake
Easy hike through old growth forest to headwaters of Logging Creek.
Trailhead: Logging Creek campground
Distance: 12.8 miles
Level: Easy
Altitude change: 477 feet.

The Great Northern Traverse
Runs from Kintla Lake to Chief Mountain customs. Takes in parts of the Boulder Pass, Waterton Lake, Stoney Indian Pass and Belly River trails through some of the wildest regions of the park.
Trailhead: Kintla Lake
Distance: Allow 6 days
Level: Strenuous

Published: 29 Apr 2002 | Last Updated: 15 Sep 2010
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication


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