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Granite Park - Flattop Mountain Connector

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A connector trail through a burned area used primarily by the horse concessionaires to Granite Park.


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Map Key

0.8

Miles

1.3

KM

66%

Runnable

4,242' 1,293 m

High

3,692' 1,125 m

Low

0' 0 m

Up

551' 168 m

Down

13%

Avg Grade (8°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

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Features Birding · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Bring bear spray.

Runner Notes

Watch for horses and always stand below trail and don't make noise while they pass. Trail is a bit rocky and can be smelly.

Description

This connector trail is primarily used by the horse concessionaires that park at Packer's Roost and load and unload horses and supplies destined for Granite Park Chalet. It starts out in the trees, but quickly opens up into an older burn area and works its way up to join up with the Loop Trail and then further up to the chalet.

A bonus waterfall is pleasant in earlier spring when runoff is happening.

Runners heading up to the chalet will most likely start and end at the loop with easier access to shuttles and cars, but may use the connector trail for backpacking loops involving both Flattop Mountain and Granite Park.

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

Lodgepole burn area has new lodgepole growth and flowers such as globe mallow, fireweed, and arnica. Deer frequent with bears possible in spring and later summer. Snowshoe hares, squirrels, grouse and many smaller birds such as finches and chickadees are common.

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Jake Bramante

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#27

in Lake McDonald

#37034

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#27

in Lake McDonald

#659

in Montana

#37,034

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This goat would not leave us alone on the Granite Park Trail!
Dec 16, 2015 near Red Roc…, MT

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