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Johns Lake

 3 votes

Length

0.3 Miles 0.5 Kilometers

93%

Runnable

Elevation

78' 24 m

Ascent

0' 0 m

Descent

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

3,345' 1,020 m

High

3,268' 996 m

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A run through tall cedars from a whitewater creek to a pocket lake.

Jake Bramante

Overview

Bring bear spray.
Features: Birding — Lake — River/Creek — Spring — Waterfall
Dogs: No Dogs

Runner Notes

Great trail run.

Description

This short trail takes you from the bridge over McDonald Creek where it looks at Sacred Dancing Cascade and heads up into the dark forest. This is the furthest inland Pacific rainforest composed of cedars, hemlock and covered in moss. This forest is beautiful with a high canopy and wanders to the shores of the quiet pocket lake frequented by waterfowl.

This trail is often started at the Johns Lake Loop Trailhead, then paired with the Upper McDonald Creek Trail.

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

Trillium and violets in early spring gives way to calypso orchids in early summer. Various waterfowl frequent Johns Lake while harlequin ducks and american dippers are frequently seen on McDonald Creek.

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  3.7 from 3 votes

#17

in Lake McDonald

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#17

in Lake McDonald

#259

in Montana

#11,966

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