Rocky Point Trail

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6.3 km
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77 m
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Rocky Point Trail is a majestic hike through the forest that reminds you of the damage done by countless wildfires that scorched a portion of Glacier National Park. Wisps of trees stand tall in front of Lake McDonald before the soaring mountains that surround you. This hike is unique in its history as most of the journey shows the damage done mostly by the Robert Fire that burned through almost 40,000 acres.

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Route Description for Rocky Point Trail

Rocky Point Trail is a stunning but reality-inducing reminder of the wildfires that have claimed so many acres of land. Most of the damage before you is from the Robert Fire that burned through almost 40,000 acres of land. It is amazing how after so much hardship, nature can rebuild itself and preserve its intense beauty.

The Rocky Point Trail begins at the North Fork Road, and shortly into the hike you will cross Fern Creek and turn left. At 1.0 km, you will reach the loop and should take the small side trail to see the incredible views of the West side of Rocky Point and Lake McDonald. When you come to 1.9 km in the trail, you will see the Lake McDonald Trail junction and you need to turn left. At 0.3 km further, you will exit the loop and begin heading back to the trailhead.

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Getting to the Rocky Point Trail Trailhead

To get to the Rocky Point Trailhead, head South towards the Apgar Loop/Lake View Drive and turn left. After 0.3 km, turn right onto Camas Road for 1.8 km, and then take a right onto Fish Creek Campground Road. 1.8 km later, turn right and then take your first left to arrive at the Rocky Point Trailhead entrance.

Route Information

  • When to do

    June - October

  • Backcountry Campsites

    Fish Creek Campground

  • Pets allowed


  • Family friendly


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  • Route Type

    Out and back

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