Trail Run Project Logo

Park Creek

 3 votes

Length

34.0 Miles 54.8 Kilometers

95%

Runnable

Elevation

3,110' 948 m

Ascent

-3,110' -948 m

Descent

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

31%

Max Grade (17°)

5,742' 1,750 m

High

3,752' 1,144 m

Low

Conditions


Unknown

Getting forecast...

A deep-woods run into the seldom-visited Middle Fork region of Glacier National Park.

samh Haraldson

Overview

This out-and-back covers the entirety of the Park Creek Drainage and gets you to the seldom visited Isabel Lake.
Features: Birding — Fall Colors — Lake — River/Creek — Views — Wildflowers — Wildlife
Dogs: No Dogs

Description

From Essex, MT cross the large footbridge into Glacier National Park and follow the South Boundary Trail to make your way NW along the steep slopes of Scalplock Mountain. A long side trip to the top of this peak to the fire tower is a good one to add to your to-do list. Continue on, however, and make your way to the Park Creek drainage. Follow the good trail to the right (NE) and begin making your way up this beautiful mountain valley.

This long, deep, glacially formed valley provides amazing views of the peaks that line it. Statuary Peak a beacon toward the end of the valley informing you how much more to go. Make camp at the Upper Park Creek camp and relax for the evening.

The following day, load some provisions for a quick run up to Lake Isabel, or pack all your gear and make another camp up in this steeply-walled mountain cirque. Gaze up the massive walls of Vigil Peak and the Battlement Mountains and perhaps cast a fly into the glacially-fed waters to try your hand at some trout.

Visit hike734.com for more expert Glacier content and maps that help you decide which trail to hike.

Contacts

You & this Featured Run


Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Rate Difficulty

Get On-Trail Navigation

Send to Phone
Your Check-Ins

Check-Ins

none

Trail Ratings

  3.3 from 3 votes

#2

in Walton

#3206

Overall
  3.3 from 3 votes
5 Star
33%
4 Star
0%
3 Star
33%
2 Star
33%
1 Star
0%
Rankings

#2

in Walton

#59

in Montana

#3,206

Overall
13 Views Last Month
349 Since Apr 22, 2015
Intermediate Intermediate

0%
0%
100%
0%
0%
0%

0 Comments

Trail Run Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Running