Morning Star Lake Trail

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21.6 km
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270 m
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Directions to Trailhead

Morning Star Lake Trail is a wonderful hike that takes you through fields of wildflowers, showcases the Atlantic Falls and has you wander down North Fork Cut Bank Creek. Have a picnic lunch at Morning Star Lake and be on the lookout for mountain goats playing on the red cliffs above. This hike does not entail much elevation but is a longer trail that will still get your heart pumping.

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Route Description for Morning Star Lake Trail

Morning Star Lake Hike is a scenic trail that takes you through fields of wildflowers, North Fork Cut Bank Creek and Atlantic Falls. Beginning at the trailhead, follow the North Fork Cut Bank Creek for four miles, and take a left turn at the Pitamakan Pass Trail junction. In 0.3 km, you will arrive at the stunning Atlantic Falls. Continuing on, you will come to Morning Star Lake, and after you are finished enjoying your surroundings, you can head back the way you came as this is an out-and-back trail.

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Getting to the Morning Star Lake Trail Trailhead

To get to Morning Star Lake Trail from East Glacier Park Village, head west on Midvale Street toward MT-49 North and turn right. After 4.0 km, follow Two Medicine Road for 12.6 km, and arrive at your destination.

Route Information

  • When to do

    June - October

  • Backcountry Campsites

    Morning Star Lake Campground

  • Pets allowed


  • Family friendly


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  • Crowd Levels


  • Route Type

    Out and back

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