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    625 m
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    14.2 km
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    Snyder Lake Trail


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    Snyder Lake Trail is a beautiful hike that showcases Mt Brown and Edwards Mountains flanking Snyder Lake. You will see the regrowth through the forest that has taken place due to the Sprague Fire that took place in 2017. If you look close enough, you will also spot waterfalls cascading down the sides of the mountains.

    Route Description for Snyder Lake Trail

    The Snyder Lake Trail is a beautiful hike that reminds us of our wilderness’s strength when you see the aftermath of the Sprague Fire and how nature has rebuilt. Beginning the hike at the Sperry Trailhead, it quickly becomes Gunsight Pass Trail and has a steep climb. At 2.7 km from the trailhead, turn left at the Snyder Lake Trail junction and follow Snyder Creek. Most of this trail area flows through high vegetation, so make sure you make a lot of noise and carry your bear spray. Another steep climb will come your way before you descend down to Snyder Lake. Take your time and then follow the trail back the way you came as this is an out-and-back trail.

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    Getting to the Snyder Lake Trail Trailhead

    To get to Snyder Lake 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 17.7 km you will arrive at your destination.

    Route Information

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      May - September

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    • Route Type:

      Out and back

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