Mount Brown Lookout Trail
Hikers looking for a real challenge are invited to hike the Mount Brown Lookout Trail, which has constant acceleration for the majority of the trek. Hikers will test themselves by ascending 1,280 m in just 8.0 km during one of the toughest hikes in Glacier National Park. The views at the end make this hike well worth the effort, with captivating views of the forest, mountains and lake below. At the top of this hike you will feel on top of the world.
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Route Description for Mount Brown Lookout Trail
The Mount Brown Lookout Trail is popular among avid hikers who are looking for a heart-pumping challenge. This trail ascends for the majority of the hike, but it is well worth the challenge. Beginning at the Sperry Trailhead, you will find yourself on the Gunsight Pass Trail. This area is an immediate climb uphill. At 2.6 km into the trail, you will reach the Mount Brown junction, and you will need to turn left.
This area is pretty steep, and over the next 0.5 km, you will ascend more than one thousand feet. There is no real area to stop for a break until you reach a large patch of huckleberries, but this is no time to relax as it is a grizzly habitat, so make some noise as you pass through. After 6.3 km, you will begin to see some break in the trees, and you will catch your first glimpse of the stunning views that lie ahead. Another 0.5 km and you will be able to take in the views of Heavens Peak and will see your final destination, the fire tower. Once you have finished taking in the breathtaking scenery, head back the way you came as this is an out-and-back trail.
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Getting to the Mount Brown Lookout Trail Trailhead
To get to Mount Brown Lookout Trail from Agpar, head North toward Apgar Loop/Lake View Drive and turn right. Turn left onto Glacier Route 1 Road/Going-to-the-Sun Road and after 13.0 km turn left and Lake McDonald Lodge will appear.
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