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Apgar Flats Horse Trail

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Trail

4.2 mile 6.8 kilometer point to point
100% Runnable
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 33' 10 m
Descent: -26' -8 m
High: 3,180' 969 m
Low: 3,163' 964 m

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Max Grade: 1% (1°)

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Trail shared by Jake Bramante

This trail through the woods is primarily used by Glacier's horse concessionaire.

Jake Bramante

Features Birding · Spring

Bring bear spray. Also yield to horses.

Runner Notes

Bring bear spray. Also yield to horses.

Description

Snaking through the Apgar area is a trail used by the park's horse concessionaire. This trail is level and goes through a nice lodgepole forest. Use by the horses decreases the quality of the trail. This can make the trail unpleasant. It does have one nice meadow along McDonald Creek and gives you a brief section along the Middle Fork Flathead River. Beyond that, it spends most of its time wandering through the forest with few scenic views.

This content was created by Jake Bramante of Hike 734. Visit hike734.com for more expert Glacier content and maps that help you decide which trail to hike.

Flora & Fauna

Forest birding is nice for birds such as chickadees and warblers. Sections along Mcdonald Creek yield waterfowl. Flowers are forest flowers such as arnica and forget-me-nots.

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#29

in Lake McDonald

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#29

in Lake McDonald

#512

in Montana

#34,122

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Forest along trail.
Apr 5, 2016 near Apgar, MT
Use from horses on trail.
Apr 5, 2016 near Apgar, MT

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