Trout Lake is one tough hike in Glacier National Park, especially early in the season! The out and back hike is about 7.6 miles, but the beauty and peacefulness of this backcountry jewel is hard to beat. Please note that if you go, you’ll gain 2500 feet in elevation in a little over two miles to reach Howe Ridge, then drop around 1300 feet to reach the western shores of Trout Lake.  Of course you have to regain that elevation and then descend back down again from Howe Ridge. Get an early start, bring plenty of snacks, water, and insect repellant, and plan to hike with two or more friends, all of whom are carrying bear spray.


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