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0.4 mile 0.7 kilometer point to point
70% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 292' 89 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 7,721' 2,353 m
Low: 7,429' 2,264 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 13% (7°)
Max Grade: 17% (10°)

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Trail shared by Jake Bramante

A short trail with panoramic views to a sublime overlook of Sue Lake and the drainage behind it.

Jake Bramante

Features Lake · Views · Wildlife

Bring bear spray.

Runner Notes

A nice side trail if running the Highline Trail.

Description

This spur trail off of the Highline Trail traverses up through rocks to the overlook. All along the way, your views of the Livingston Range to the west give you an excuse to stop and catch your breath. Once at the overlook, a fantastic panorama explodes into view, starting with Sue Lake tucked up beneath you. Straight ahead, Pyramid Peak is the most prominent feature with serrated edges of glacier carved aretes creating a dramatic backdrop.

Visitors taking the spur trail to the Sue Lake Overlook will almost be exclusively backpackers and the temptation will be to drop your packs at the junction for the short scramble. While tempting, park regulations forbid this due to grizzlies getting into backpacks and marmots and squirrels eating salty straps rendering backpacks worthless. Never leave your pack unattended.

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

Not much grows on the rocks except low growing plants that flower in summer. Birds can include hawks, falcons, and eagles while animals such as marmots, mountain goats and the occasional grizzly can be seen.

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