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Cracker Flats Horse Trail

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A trail primarily used by the horse concessionaires that has some nice views from the meadows.


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Map Key

1.2

Miles

1.9

KM

97%

Runnable

4,954' 1,510 m

High

4,818' 1,468 m

Low

50' 15 m

Up

147' 45 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs No Dogs

Features Birding · Lake · Spring · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Bring bear spray.

Runner Notes

Heavy horse use makes the trail pretty rocky and stinky.

Description

One of the main trips of the horse concessionaire in Many Glacier goes through Cracker Flats and can stink in the summer. This trail takes off from the Cracker Lake Trail by fording a small creek. It then works its way through some trees before popping out into an open meadow. This meadow has great views all the way around including Allen Mountain and Wynn Mountain to the south and Altyn Peak across Lake Sherburne to the northwest.

The trail travels through the open meadow passing clumps of trees until it comes near the edge of the lake. A little off trail across the meadows brings you to the edge of the water which is recommended.

From there, the trail does a 180 and begins to head back across the meadows, through the trees, then rejoins the Cracker Lake Trail further east than you left it.

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 run.

Flora & Fauna

Meadow flowers are beautiful in the spring. Can see a wide variety of birds and it is possible to see moose, deer, and bear.

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Jake Bramante

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  2.0 from 1 vote

#21

in Many Glacier

#40132

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#21

in Many Glacier

#713

in Montana

#40,132

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View looking up at Allen Mountain from the Cracker Flats Horse Trail.
Apr 13, 2016 near Swiftcu…, MT

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