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Snyder Ridge Trail

 2 votes

10.8 Miles 17.3 Kilometers

 

85% 

Runnable

Singletrack

2,576' 785 m

Ascent

-1,668' -508 m

Descent

4,797' 1,462 m

High

3,215' 980 m

Low

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

46%

Max Grade (25°)

Bad / Closed

62 days agoUpdate

A route along a poorly maintained trail through a wooded ridge with limited views.

Jake Bramante

Overview

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

Runner Notes

Poorly maintained giving you lots of downfall.

Description

Near a pullout located about 1.5 miles northeast of Apgar, you'll find a humble trailhead with a little mileage sign. This fire trail climbs up in through trees in a nice forest. The trail goes up and down the ridgeline crossing a couple of small feeder streams. The trail provides no real views to speak of and the limited maintenance has you going over and under downfall. The work rarely feels worth the effort.

Highlights are the couple of feeder streams and Fish Lake found right before it crosses the lovely Sprague Creek, then this route joins up with the Gunsight Pass 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

Spring gives you flowers such as trillium with beargrass popping a bit later. Squirrels, deer, and chipmunks are fairly common. Forest birds are sprinkled throughout the way with a couple of waterfowl possible at Fish Lake.

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#25

in Lake McDonald

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#25

in Lake McDonald

#351

in Montana

#17,880

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Bad / Closed 62 days ago
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