Huckleberry Mountain

By Justin Franz

If you’re looking for a great hike and a place to pick some of Glacier National Park’s legendary huckleberries, then the aptly named Huckleberry Mountain Trail is the hike for you. Located on the west side of the park, off the Camus Road, the six-mile trail to the lookout is a gradual climb and can easily be accomplished in a few hours, which includes plenty of stops to pick berries.

The trail starts out relatively flat before crossing a creek and gradually climbing up the side of a ridge for the next few miles. The only steep part of the trek is the final few feet to the lookout itself. From there you can enjoy a picnic lunch and take in the stunning views of the North Fork.

Hikers are not the only ones who use this trail and it’s a frequent haunt for bears that are also looking to nibble on some huckleberries. Be sure to bring your bear spray and make plenty of noise.

How to get there: From Apgar, drive up the Camus Road six miles. The trailhead and parking lot are on your left.

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