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    Akokala Lake Trail

    Difficulty
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    Hard
    Duration
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    5-7h
    Distance
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    18.3 km
    Elevation
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    633 m
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    Directions to Trailhead

    Akokala Lake Trail is a serene destination in Glacier National Park that houses on the six highest peaks in the park. Kintla Peak towers over you as you make your way towards Akokala Lake. There are many open areas of the forest that were damaged by the fire spread throughout the park, so you can see glimpses of the spectacular views as you hike through the forest.

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    Route Description for Akokala Lake Trail

    Akokala Lake Trail is a stunning hike that houses one of the six highest peaks in Glacier National Park, towering over at 3,048 m in height. This hike begins at the foot of Bowman Lake; you’ll find the Akokala Lake Trailhead in the campground. As you continue to hike, you will come across Numa Ridge, where dense forest awaits. Eventually, you will arrive at Akokala Lake and will have beautiful views of Kintla Peak.

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    Getting to the Akokala Lake Trail Trailhead

    Getting to Akokala Lake Trail (the Bowman Lake Campground) from the Polebridge Ranger Station, head northeast toward Glacier Drive and turn right. Turn right onto North Folk Road and after 0.3 km, turn right onto Bowman Lake Road. Arrive at Bowman Lake Campground after 8.7 km.

    Route Information

    • When to do

      May - October

    • Backcountry Campsites

      Bowman Campground

    • Pets allowed

      No

    • Family friendly

      No

    • Route Signage

      Average

    • Crowd Levels

      Low

    • Route Type

      Out and back

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