Huckleberry Lookout Trail
ElevationAscent: 2,684' 818 m
Descent: -2' -1 m
High: 6,564' 2,001 m
Low: 3,881' 1,183 m
GradeAvg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 32% (18°)
Current trail conditions
Popular runs nearby
Mount Brown Lookout
10.3 mi 16.6 km • Loop • 4,203 ft Ascent 1281.08 m Ascent
Singletrack Red Rock Point, MT( 10 )
Hidden Lake Overlook
2.7 mi 4.3 km • Out and Back • 490 ft Ascent 149.25 m Ascent
Singletrack Red Rock Point, MT( 59 )
St. Mary / Virginia Falls
3.1 mi 5.0 km • Out and Back • 467 ft Ascent 142.38 m Ascent
Singletrack Rising Sun, MT( 43 )
Many Glacier Loop
61.9 mi 99.7 km • Loop • 11,232 ft Ascent 3423.51 m Ascent
Singletrack Swiftcurrent, MT( 1 )
13.0 mi 20.9 km • Out and Back • 1,434 ft Ascent 437.14 m Ascent
Singletrack Swiftcurrent, MT( 15 )
Run this trail?
Add details to help others plan their adventure.
“As straightforward as the name implies; get your running legs warm and berry-picking hands ready.”— Mike Harcarik
Start immediately from your car and the obvious "Huckleberry Lookout" trail sign. Meander through a beautiful and calm forest/meadow. The trail here is flat ground with a couple of nice wooden bridges as you cross over the creek a few times. After a short while, the trail begins to turn right and head up-slope along more dedicated singletrack.
From here, it's uphill the whole way, but with easy to moderate inclines and nice views of abundantly forested hillsides the miles go by quickly. Plus, if the season is right, the red and purple pearls of delicious delight that give this trail its name, gleam at you from the bush and practically beg you give them a taste! BUT BEWARE: humans aren't the only ones that find these berries irresistible.
Warning! Huckleberry Lookout Trail has one of the highest bear densities in the entire country, and while they can't make a pie, grizzlies happily chow down on these tasty morsels throughout the day. Be careful to travel in groups, make noise, carry bear spray and stay alert so you don't surprise one during its midday lunch.
At the top, enjoy wide-open views of the surrounding mountains and open sky before turning around and enjoying the easy downhill run back.
Land Manager: NPS - Glacier National Park