Howe Ridge Trail
Howe Ridge Trail is a hike through a forested area that was burned by a previous fire and is experiencing regrowth throughout. There are wonderful views during this hike; however, the new trees that are growing are beginning to obscure the sights slightly. During this trail, you will be able to see stunning views of Lake McDonald and the surrounding mountain peaks.
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Route Description for Howe Ridge Trail
Howe Ridge Trail is a winding hike that goes up and down along the ridge through forested areas that were damaged by wildfires. The hike begins at the trailhead and showcases views of McDonald Lake and the surrounding mountain peaks throughout. In some areas, the trail is poorly maintained, so ensure you have appropriate hiking shoes on. When you reach the end of the trail, head back the way you came as this is an out and back.
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Getting to the Howe Ridge Trail Trailhead
To get to Howe Ridge Trail from West Glacier, head northwest on Glacier Route 1 Road/Going-to-the-Sun Rd toward US-2 West and after 2.0 mi, turn left onto Camas Road. After 0.3 mi, turn right onto Apgar Loop/Lake View Drive, and then turn left to get back onto Glacier Route 1 Road/Going-to-the-Sun Road. After 9.5 mi, turn left onto North Lake McDonald Road, and in 3.0 mi, arrive at your destination.
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