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    Scalplock Lookout Trail

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    14.8 km
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    983 m
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    Directions to Trailhead

    Scalplock Lookout Trail is a challenging hike that continues with a steady grade all the way to the top. Once you reach the lookout, you are rewarded with stunning views of the Southern area of Glacier National Park. This hike takes you through the wilderness and has you going through mostly forest to get to the captivating sights ahead.

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    Route Description for Scalplock Lookout Trail

    Explore Scalplock Lookout Trail in Glacier National Park and hike through beautiful forestry with a steady grade to reach captivating views of the Southern area of the park. The trail begins at Walter Ranger Station and continues on the South Boundary Trail. After hiking through the forested area, the trees will begin to open up and the rugged mountain peaks will come into view.

    Following the trail, you will arrive at the lookout and be met with stunning views of Scalplock Mountain and many others far in the distance. This is an out-and-back trail, so when you are done taking in the scenery, return the way you came.

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    Getting to the Scalplock Lookout Trail Trailhead

    To get to Scalplock Lookout Trail from Essex, head northeast on Izaak Walton Road/Izaak Walton Inn Road toward US-2 West. After 1.0 km, continue onto Hawkes Lane/Patti's Road and after 1.1 km, you will arrive at your destination.

    Route Information

    • When to do

      March - October

    • Backcountry Campsites


    • Pets allowed


    • Family friendly


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    • Route Type

      Out and back

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