Trail Status - 2023

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Trail Status - 2023

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I prefer the old trail status pages over the updated version on the website now LInk. While visually appealing and good for seeing high level closures, I have no desire to individually click each trail to see the update. On top of that, I have struggled on my computer to properly click on a trail to bring up the status, and on my phone it's nearly impossible.

So I thought I'd take a shot at recreating the trail status page. Next post will have the current snapshot - I have a lot of bugs to work out (some my fault, others not). If people find this useful, I can do weekend dumps of current state and/or daily updates with what changed. Feedback appreciated.
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BELLY RIVER
  • Bear Mountain Overlook
    • nStoney Indian Pass Trail to Bear Mountain Overlook / 1.7 mi.
    • open
    • Projected Clear: 6/25/23

  • Belly River Trail
    • nChief Mtn. Customs to Belly River Ranger Station / 6.1 mi.
    • open
    • Projected Clear: cleared 5/16/23

  • Belly River via Lee Ridge Trail
    • nChief Mtn. Road to Gable Pass Trail Jct. / 6 mi.
    • open
    • 100% snow covered 5/5/2023
    • Projected Clear: 07/04/23

    • nGable Jct. to Belly River Ranger Station / 3.8 mi.
    • open
    • Projected Clear: Estimated clearing date 6/14/23

  • Cosley Lake Cut-off Trail
    • nPtarmigan Trail (Dawn Mist) to foot of Cosley Lk. / 2 mi.
    • open
    • Trail Clear 5/24/23 per 924
    • Projected Clear: Estimated clearing 5/25/23

  • Elizabeth Lake Trail (Helen Lake)
    • nBelly River R.S. to foot of Elizabeth Lake Cpgd. / 3.4 mi.
    • open
    • Suspension Bridge installation scheduled for 5/25/23
    • Trail Clear. Suspension Bridge Installed. 5/25/23 per 923
    • Projected Clear: 5/25/23
    • Cleared 5/16/23

    • nFoot of Elizabeth Lk. to head of Elizabeth Lk.Cpgd. / 1.6 mi.
    • open
    • Trail Clear. 8/1/22
    • Projected Clear: 6/10/23

    • nHead of Elizabeth Lake to Helen Lake / 2.7 mi.
    • open
    • Foot bridge at Helen lake: Bridge is now a permanent structure. per 650
    • Projected Clear: Initial Clearing Scheduled for 6/22/23

  • Miche Wabun Trail
    • nFormer 3-mile Campground to North Fork Belly River / 4.8 mi.
    • open
    • Trail clear. Belly River Suspension Bridge Installed. 5/24/23 per 924
    • Projected Clear: Cleared 5/16/23

  • Mokowanis Lake Trail
    • nStoney Indian Pass Trail to Mokowanis Lake / 1 mi.
    • open
    • Estimated Initial Clearing Date: 6/22/2022 per 650 Trail clear. Flooding at Mokowanis river bridge near lake trail jct. 6/21/22 per 924 8/11/22 per 224 Trail clear and dry. somewhat overgrown with Thimbleberry
    • Projected Clear: CLEARED 6/22/2023

  • Ptarmigan Tunnel Trail
    • nElizabeth Lake to the Ptarmigan Tunnel / 4.8 mi.
    • open
    • PTARMIGAN TUNNEL CLOSED FOR SEASON Estimated opening 7/7/23
    • Projected Clear: 7/8/2023

  • Red Gap Pass Trail
    • nPtarmigan Trail Jct. to Red Gap Pass / 2.6 mi.
    • open

  • Stoney Indian Pass Trail (Cosley,Glenns,Mokowanis)
    • nBelly River R. S. to Cosley Lake Cpgd. / 2.7 mi.
    • open
    • Trail Clear 5/24/23 per 924
    • Projected Clear: Estimated clearing 5/25/23

    • nCosley Lake Cpgd. to Mokowanis Jct. / 4.6 mi.
    • open
      winter
    • One tree down 5/25/2023 per 924
    • 8//8/22
    • 8/4/22 -per 824 Connolly- Trail Clear. Estimated Initial Clearing Date: 6/24/2022 per 650 2 trees down. 6/21/22 per 924
    • Projected Clear: 6/6/23
    • Estimated Initial Clearing Date: 6/15/23

    • nMokowanis Jct. to Stoney Indian Pass / 4.7 mi.
    • open
    • 8/4/22 -per 824 Connolly -Trail Clear. 1 Unbridged stream crossing.Estimated Initial Clearing Date: 8/9/2022 per 650 Atsina Plank Bridge: INSTALLED 6/27/2022 per 650 High angle snow fields begin just above tree line. Ice axe and crampons recommended. 6/21/22 per 924
    • Projected Clear: 6/28/23

GOAT HAUNT
  • Boulder Pass Trail (Janet,Francis,Hawksbill,Hole-in-Wall)
    • nGoat Haunt R.S. to Lake Janet Cpgd. / 3.2 mi.
    • open
    • Projected Clear: 6/10/23

    • nLake Janet Cpgd. to Lake Francis Cpgd. Jct. / 2.8 mi.
    • open
    • BORDER CROSSING CLOSED FOR 2022 SEASON. <br>The U.S. Goat Haunt Port of Entry hours are 11 am to 5:00 pm daily. All travelers crossing the border at Goat Haunt must present documents that are Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) compliant. U.S. and Canadian Citizens must present a Passport, U.S. Passport Card, Enhanced Drivers License or NEXUS Card. U.S. Resident aliens must present a U.S. Resident Alien Card. Citizens from countries other than Canada or the U.S. must present a valid passport and a current I-94 or an I-94W available at the U.S. Class A Port of Entry. Crossing the Canadian border at Waterton with a firearm is prohibited.
    • Projected Clear: 6/12/23

    • nLake Francis Cpg. to Brown Pass / 2.3 mi.
    • winter
      open
    • Cleared to Thunderbird Pond. Mostly snow covered from Thunderbird Pond to Brown's Pass. 6/30/2022 PER 650
    • Projected Clear: 07/04/23

    • nBrown Pass to Hole-in-Wall Cpgd. / 2.1 mi.
    • open
    • Per 224 as of July 29, 2022 Several high angle snowfields and snow bridges still on boulder pas and above hole in the wall. Ice ax and traction devices required or avoid snowfields. Route finding and GPS needed.
    • Projected Clear: 7/14/2023

    • nHole-in-Wall Jct. to Boulder Pass / 3.5 mi.
    • winter
    • Projected initial clearing date: 7/14/22 per 650 Per 224 as of July 29, 2022 Several high angle snowfields and snow bridges still on boulder pas and above hole in the wall. Ice ax and traction devices required or avoid snowfields. Route finding and GPS needed.
    • Projected Clear: 7/14/2022

  • North Boundary Trail
    • nWaterton Lake Trail to International Boundary / 5.8 mi.
    • open
    • BORDER CROSSING CLOSED FOR 2022 SEASON. <br>The U.S. Goat Haunt Port of Entry hours are 11 am to 5:00 pm daily. All travelers crossing the border at Goat Haunt must present documents that are Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) compliant. U.S. and Canadian Citizens must present a Passport, U.S. Passport Card, Enhanced Drivers License or NEXUS Card. U.S. Resident aliens must present a U.S. Resident Alien Card. Citizens from countries other than Canada or the U.S. must present a valid passport and a current I-94 or an I-94W available at the U.S. Class A Port of Entry. Crossing the Canadian border at Waterton with a firearm is prohibited.
    • Projected Clear: 6/10/23

    • nWaterton Lake Trail to Cameron Lake / 0 mi.
    • winter
    • Waterton & Boundary Suspension Bridges Removed - Ford rivers at horse fords. CLEARED 6/16/2022 PER 650

  • Stoney Indian Pass Trail
    • nWaterton Valley Trail to Stoney Indian Lake Cpg. / 2.6 mi.
    • open
    • CLEARED 6/30/2022 per 650
    • Projected Clear: 6/30/23

    • nStoney Indian Lake Cpg. to Stoney Indian Pass / 1 mi.
    • open

  • Waterton Lake Overlook Trail
    • nGoathaunt Ranger Station to Waterton Lake Overlook / 1 mi.
    • open
    • BORDER CROSSING CLOSED FOR 2022 SEASON. <br>The U.S. Goat Haunt Port of Entry hours are 11 am to 5:00 pm daily. All travelers crossing the border at Goat Haunt must present documents that are Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) compliant. U.S. and Canadian Citizens must present a Passport, U.S. Passport Card, Enhanced Drivers License or NEXUS Card. U.S. Resident aliens must present a U.S. Resident Alien Card. Citizens from countries other than Canada or the U.S. must present a valid passport and a current I-94 or an I-94W available at the U.S. Class A Port of Entry. Crossing the Canadian border at Waterton with a firearm is prohibited.
    • Projected Clear: Waterton & Boundary Suspension Bridges Removed - Ford rivers at horse fords. 9/22/22 per 851CLEARED 6/14/2022

  • Waterton Lake Trail
    • nWaterton River Cpg. to International Boundary / 3.3 mi.
    • open
    • BORDER CROSSING CLOSED FOR 2022 SEASON. <br>The U.S. Goat Haunt Port of Entry hours are 11 am to 5:00 pm daily. All travelers crossing the border at Goat Haunt must present documents that are Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) compliant. U.S. and Canadian Citizens must present a Passport, U.S. Passport Card, Enhanced Drivers License or NEXUS Card. U.S. Resident aliens must present a U.S. Resident Alien Card. Citizens from countries other than Canada or the U.S. must present a valid passport and a current I-94 or an I-94W available at the U.S. Class A Port of Entry. Crossing the Canadian border at Waterton with a firearm is prohibited.
    • Projected Clear: 6/10/23

  • Waterton Valley Trails (Kootenai Lakes)
    • nGoat Haunt R.S. to Kootenai Lakes Cpgd. / 2.5 mi.
    • open
    • BORDER CROSSING CLOSED FOR 2022 SEASON. The U.S. Goat Haunt Port of Entry is a United States Port of Entry. Port of Entry hours are 11am to 5:00 pm daily. All travelers crossing the border at Goat Haunt must present documents that are Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) compliant. U.S. and Canadian Citizens must present a Passport, U.S. Passport Card, Enhanced Drivers License or NEXUS Card. U.S. Resident aliens must present a U.S. Resident Alien Card. Citizens from countries other than Canada or the U.S. must present a valid passport and a current I-94 or an I-94W available at the U.S. Class A Port of Entry. Crossing the Canadian border at Waterton with a firearm is prohibited.
    • Projected Clear: 6/13/23

    • nKootenai Lakes Cpgd. to Stoney Indian Pass Jct. / 2.4 mi.
    • open
    • Projected Clear: 6/16/23

    • nStoney Indian Pass Jct. to Fifty Mtn. Cpgd. / 5.6 mi.
    • open
    • Projected Clear: 6/26/23

LAKE MCDONALD
  • Apgar L.O. Trail
    • nRoad end to Apgar Lookout / 2.8 mi.
    • open
    • Trail cleared of trees. Intermittent snow 1 mile below lookout and 100% snow covered the final several hundred yards. 5/2/22
    • Projected Clear: Complete 5/18/23 per 250

  • Avalanche Lake Trail
    • nAvalanche Campground to Foot of Avalanche Lake / 2 mi.
    • open
    • Trail wet with muddy spots and some flooding. Please stay on trail to prevent trail widening and plan ahead with proper footwear to walk through mud.
    • Projected Clear: Projected initial clearing: Complete 5/9/23 per 250

    • nFoot of Avalanche Lake to Head of Avalanche Lake / 0.8 mi.
    • open
    • Initial Clearing projected: Complete 5/25/22 per 250
    • Projected Clear: Initial Clearing projected: Complete 5/23/23 per 250

  • Camas Creek Drainage
    • nNorth Fork Road to Foot of Trout Lake / 7 mi.
    • winter
    • Trail is dry except through Christensen and Rogers Meadows. 5 down trees from Camas Creek TH to Rogers Meadows. 100 down trees from Rogers Meadows to Camas Creek ford. Camas Creek currently impassable: 6/9/22
    • Projected Clear: 6/10/2022

    • nFoot of Trout Lake to Arrow Lake / 2.3 mi.
    • winter
    • Projected initial clearing : Complete 6/15/22 per 250
    • Projected Clear: Complete 6/14/22

    • nArrow Lake to Camas Lake / 3.6 mi.
    • winter
    • Projected initial clearing date: Complete 6/18/22 per 250
    • Projected Clear: Complete 6/27/22

  • Flattop Mountain Trail
    • nPacker's Roost to Flattop Mtn. Campground / 5.7 mi.
    • open
    • Mineral Creek Suspension Bridge Projected INSTALLATION: Complete 5/25/23 per 250
    • Projected Clear: Complete 5/25/23

    • nFlattop Campground to Fifty Mtn. Campground / 6.3 mi.
    • winter
    • Projected Initial clearing:: Complete 6/27/22 per 250
      Mineral Creek Suspension Bridge Projected INSTALLATION: Complete 6/27/22 per 250

  • Granite Park Trail
    • nLoop to Granite Park Chalet / 4 mi.
    • open
    • Projected Clear: 6/5/23 per 250

  • Highline Trail
    • nLogan Pass to Granite Park Chalet / 7.6 mi.
    • winter
    • TRAIL CLOSED for snow hazard per L1 <7/9/22> Projected Initial clearing: 07/04/22
      Rimrock handline projected INSTALLATION: 07/04/22 per 250 Extreme and life-threatening danger. Snow and high-angled snowfields.
    • Projected Clear: 07/04/22

    • nHighline Trail to Grinnell Glacier Overlook / 0.8 mi.
    • winter
    • Projected Initial Clearing: Complete 7/20/22Snow and high-angled snowfields
    • Projected Clear: 6/29/22

    • nGranite Park Chalet to Fifty Mtn. Campground / 11.9 mi.
    • winter
    • Projected initial clearing date: Complete 7/22/22 per 250

  • Howe Lake Trail
    • nNorth Fork Road to Howe Lake / 2 mi.
    • open
    • Projected Clear: Projected initial clearing: Complete 5/10/23 per 250

  • Howe Ridge Trail
    • nNorth Fork Road to Trout Lake Trail / 9.4 mi.
    • open
      winter
    • Initial Clearing projected: Complete 7/18/22 per 250
    • Initial Clearing projected: Complete 6/25/22 per 250
    • Projected Clear: 5/16/23 per 250
    • Complete 6/16/22

    • nHowe Ridge trail to Howe Lake / 1.7 mi.
    • complete 5/15/23 per 250
    • Projected Clear: 8/1/22

  • Huckleberry Mountain Trails
    • nCamas Road to Huckleberry Lookout / 6 mi.
    • open
    • 100% snow covered past the saddle
    • Projected Clear: Complete to saddle 5/11/23 per 250

    • nHuckleberry Nature Trail to / 0.9 mi.
    • open
    • Projected initial clearing date: Complete 5/11/23 per 250 NO LOOP ACCESS on Johns Lake Loop due to construction
    • Projected Clear: Complete 5/18/22

  • Lincoln Creek Trail
    • nSouth Boundary Trail to Lincoln Lake Trail Jct. / 5.8 mi.
    • open
    • Projected Clear: Complete 5/28/23 per 250

  • Lincoln Lake Trail
    • nGoing-to-the-Sun Road to Lincoln Lake / 8 mi.
    • winter
    • Initial Clearing projected: 7/25/22 per 250
    • Projected Initial Clearing: Complete 7/25/22 per 250
    • Projected initial clearing date: Complete 7/25/22 per 250
    • Projected Clear: 6/6/22

  • McDonald Lake
    • nNorth Mcdonald Road (Kelly Camp) to Fish Creek CPG. / 6.5 mi.
    • winter
      open
    • CAUTION: Construction taking place at Upper McDonald Creek Bridge. Hikers will not be able to cross the bridge while crews are working Monday- Saturday 7 am to 5 pm. One tree down from trailhead to campground 6/1/22
    • Cleared as of 5/10/23
    • Projected Clear: Complete 5/23/22
    • Complete 5/10/23 per 250

    • nSpur to Rocky Point / 0.3 mi.
    • open
    • Initial Clearing projected: Complete 5/11/23 per 250
    • Projected Clear: 5/11/23

  • McDonald Valley Trails
    • nApgar Flats Horse Loop to / 0 mi.
    • open
    • Projected Clear: Complete 5/11/23 per 250

    • nApgar Mountain Horse Loops to / 0 mi.
    • winter
    • Initial Clearing projected: Complete 5/25/22 per 250
    • Projected Clear: Complete 5/10/22

    • nOx-Bow Trail to / 0 mi.
    • winter
    • Projected initial clearing date: Complete 5/18/22 per 250
    • Projected Clear: Complete 5/10/22

    • nJohns Lake Loops Trail to / 0 mi.
    • open
    • Projected Clear: Complete 5/11/23 per 250. NO LOOP ACCESS on Johns Lake Loop due to construction

    • nJohns Lake to Avalanche CG / 0 mi.
    • open
    • Projected Clear: Complete 5/27/22 per 250

    • nApgar Village Pathways to / 0 mi.
    • winter
    • Projected Clear: Complete 5/18/22

    • nApgar Bike Path from Headquarters to Apgar Village / 0 mi.
    • winter
    • Warning: bear frequenting
    • Projected Clear: Complete 5/10/22

    • nMcDonald Creek Trail to / 0 mi.
    • open
    • Projected initial clearing date: Complete 7/1/22 per 250
    • Projected Clear: Complete 5/10/23

  • Mt. Brown L.O. Trail
    • nSperry Trail to Mt. Brown L.O. / 3.7 mi.
    • open
    • Initial Clearing projected: Complete 5/25/22 per 250
    • Projected Clear: Complete 5/24/23 per 250

  • Old Flathead Ranger Station Road
    • nApgar L.O. Road Jct. to Old Flathead R.S.(MF/NF Conf.) / 3.7 mi.
    • open
    • E-bikes not permitted on this road.
    • Projected Clear: Complete 5/10/23 per 250

    • nOld R.S to North Fork River / 5.2 mi.
    • winter
    • E-bikes not permitted on this road.
    • Projected Clear: Complete 5/25/22 per 250

  • Snyder Lake Trail
    • nSperry Trail to Snyder Lake / 2.6 mi.
    • open
    • Trail is clear of trees. 5/11/23
    • Projected Clear: Complete

  • Snyder Ridge Trail
    • nSperry Trail (Crystal Ford) to Lincoln Lake Trail / 2.6 mi.
    • open
    • Cleared
    • Projected Clear: 5/11/23

    • nLincoln Lake Trail to Going to the Sun Road / 6.2 mi.
    • winter
    • Initial Clearing projected: 7/25/22 per 250
    • Projected Clear: 6/6/22

  • South Boundary Trail
    • nHeadquarters to Lincoln Creek Tr. Jct. / 5.3 mi.
    • open
    • Projected Clear: Complete 5/10/23 per 250

  • Sperry Trail
    • nLake McDonald Lodge to Sperry Chalet / 6.4 mi.
    • winter
    • Multiple slide avalanches near Chalet 06/16/22
    • Projected Clear: Complete 6/25/22 per 250

    • nSperry Chalet to Lake Ellen Wilson / 2.4 mi.
    • winter
    • N/A
    • Projected Clear: Complete 7/24/22 per 250

    • nLake Ellen Wilson to Gunsight Pass / 1.7 mi.
    • winter
    • Gunsight Lake Suspension Bridge: Scheduled Installation 6/18/2022. High angle and dangerous snowfields linger late into the summer between Gunsight Lake and Gunsight Pass.
    • Projected Clear: 7/11/22

  • Swiftcurrent L.O. Trail
    • nSwiftcurrent Pass Trail to Swiftcurrent L.O. / 1.4 mi.
    • winter
    • 2 snowfields past Swiftcurrent pass junction, easy to navigate around or over. Clear rest of way to lookout: 6/28/22
    • Closed due to snow hazard
    • Projected Clear: Scheduled: 7/21/22

  • Swiftcurrent Pass Trail
    • nGranite Park Chalet to Swiftcurrent Pass / 0.9 mi.
    • winter
    • Dangerous high-angle snow fields cover the trail at higher elevations. There is no pit toilet along this trail.
    • Closed due to bear activity
    • Projected Clear: CLEARED 7/21/2022

  • Trout Lake Trail (From North McDonald Road)
    • nNorth McDonald Road to Trout Lake / 2.4 mi.
    • winter
    • CAUTION: Construction taking place at Upper McDonald Creek Bridge. Hikers will not be able to cross the bridge while crews are working Monday- Saturday 7 am to 5 pm.
    • Initial Clearing projected: Complete 6/25/22 per 250
    • Projected Clear: Complete 6/16/22

MANY GLAICER
  • Appekunny Falls Trail
    • nMany Glacier Road to Appekunny Falls / 1 mi.
    • open
    • Trail to falls viewpoint is clear 6/29/22
    • Projected Clear: 5/18/23

  • Cracker Lake Trail
    • nTrailhead at Hotel to Cracker Lake Campground / 6.1 mi.
    • open
    • Occasional snow fields near campground - exercise caution when crossing. Water in Canyon Creek may be high at times – do not cross if unsure. There is one pit toilet at the wilderness campground at Cracker Lake. Beware of marmots which are damaging hiker property – make sure they don’t get food, and shoo them away.
    • Projected Clear: 07/04/23

  • Feather Plume Falls Cutoff Trail (to Grinnel Lk.) 1.2
    • nGrinnell Lk. to Piegan Pass Tr. at Feather Plume Falls / 1.2 mi.
    • open
    • Trail is clear of snow. 8/1/22
    • Projected Clear: CLEARED 6/9/2022

  • Grinnel Glacier Trail
    • nJosephine Lake to Glacier Overlook / 3.7 mi.
    • closed
    • Closed due to snow hazard
    • Projected Clear: CLEARED 7/21/20223

  • Piegan Pass Trail (Upper Route)
    • nHotel to Featherplume Falls Jct. / 4.1 mi.
    • open

    • nFeatherplume Falls Jct. to Piegan Pass / 4.2 mi.
    • open
    • Unbridged creek crossings and trail 100% covered by snow and difficult to locate past Grinnell Lake. High-angle snow crossings and route finding experience required. 6/29/22
    • Closed due to snow hazard
    • Projected Clear: 7/30/2022

  • Ptarmigan/ Iceberg Trail
    • nMotel parking lot to jct. above Ptarmigan Falls / 2.4 mi.
    • open

    • nJct. above Ptarmigan Falls to Iceberg Lake / 2.1 mi.
    • open
    • Snow warning roughly one mile from Iceberg. Not recommended to proceed beyond chain. Social trails departing from the staked route take hikers to areas of fragile emerging subalpine vegetation. *PLEASE DO NOT STEP ON EMERGING VEGETATION!* 5/31/23
    • Projected Clear: 6/22/23

    • nJct. above Ptarmigan Falls to Ptarmigan Lake / 1.7 mi.
    • open
    • PTARMIGAN TUNNEL CLOSED FOR THE SEASON. Estimated opening 7/7/23
    • Projected Clear: 7/4/23

    • nPtarmigan Lake to Ptarmigan Tunnel / 0.9 mi.
    • open
    • PTARMIGAN TUNNEL CLOSED FOR Season. Planned opening 7/723 Elizabeth Lake Suspension Bridge: Installation planned 5/25/23REMOVED 9/27/2022 per 650
    • Projected Clear: CLEARED 7/11/2022

  • Red Gap Pass Trail (Poia Lake)
    • nTrailhead to foot of Poia Lake / 6.4 mi.
    • open

    • nPoia Lake to Red Gap Pass / 5.6 mi.
    • open
    • Projected Clear: 6/30/23

  • Sherburne Ranger Station Cutoff
    • nRed Gap Pass Trail to Sherburne Ranger Station / 1 mi.
    • open
    • Clear as of 5/21/23. -823

  • Slide Lake / Gable Pass Trail
    • nPark Boundary to Slide Lake Cpgd. / 1.4 mi.
    • open

    • nSlide Lake Cpgd. to Lee Ridge Jct. via Gable Pass / 2.5 mi.
    • open
    • Reports of steep snow fields down Gable Pass to SLI, winter equipment (crampons, ice axe) recommended 6/26/22

  • Swiftcurrent Lake Nature Trail
    • nTrail around the Swiftcurrent Lake to / 2.6 mi.
    • open
    • Clear of snow, but muddy in a few spots.<br> 0,75 mi from the picnic area and 0.9 mi from the Many Glacier Hotel are wheelchair accessible.
    • Closed due to bear activity
    • Projected Clear: CLEARED 6/6/2022

  • Swiftcurrent Pass Trail
    • nCampstore parking lot to Head of Bullhead Lake / 3.9 mi.
    • open
    • clear of snow and trees
    • Projected Clear: Scheduled for 6/4/23

    • nBullhead Lake to Swiftcurrent Pass / 2.7 mi.
    • open
    • 35% snow cover.
    • Projected Clear: 6/8/23

  • Trails around Josephine Lake to Grinnell Lake
    • nNorth Shore Trail to Oastler Shelter / 1.7 mi.
    • open
    • The trail is closed north of the Grinnell Glacier Cutoff Trail
    • Closed due to bear activity

    • nSo.Shore Tr. from Hotel to Oastler Shelter / 2 mi.
    • open
    • Trail is clear of snow. 6/29/22

    • nOastler Shelter to Grinnell Lake (also Hidden Falls) / 1 mi.
    • open
    • Trail clear of snow. There are pit toilets near the boat dock at the head of Lake Josephine and along the trail between Josephine and Grinnell Lakes.8/1/22
    • Projected Clear: 5/24/23

NORTH FORK
  • Akokala Creek Trail
    • nNorth Fork Road to Akokala Lake Trail Jct. / 6.6 mi.
    • winter
    • Projected initial clearing date: Complete 7/20/22 per 250Projected REMOVAL of Akokala Creek Suspension Bridge: 10/11/22 per 250
    • Projected Clear: 6/2/22

  • Akokala Lake Trail
    • nFoot of Bowman Lake to Akokala Lake / 5.8 mi.
    • open
      winter
    • Initial Clearing Projected: Complete 6/4/22 per 250
      Projected Installation Akokala Creek Suspension Bridge : Complete 6/4/22per 250
    • Projected Clear: Complete 5/23/23 per 250
    • Complete 6/4/22

  • Boulder Pass Trail
    • nFoot of Kintla Lake to Upper Kintla Campground / 11.6 mi.
    • open
      winter
    • Projected initial clearing date: Complete 5/18/22 per 250

      Minimal downed trees, trail is clear 6/5/22 per 224-Steffe
    • Initial Clearing Projected: Cleared to snowline 1 mi. above CG 5/18/22 per 250
    • Projected Clear: Complete 5/23/23
    • Complete 5/18/22

    • nUpper Kintla Campground to Boulder Pass / 6.1 mi.
    • winter
    • Initial Clearing Projected: Cleared to snowline 1 mi. above CG 5/18/22 per 250
    • Projected Clear: Cleared to snowline 1 mi. above CG 5/18/22 Per 224 as of July 29, 2022 Several high angle snowfields and snow bridges still on boulder pas and above hole in the wall. Ice ax and traction devices required or avoid snowfields. Route finding and GPS needed

  • Bowman Lake Trail
    • nFoot of Bowman Lake to Bowman Lake Campground / 7.1 mi.
    • open
    • Projected Clear: Complete 5/24/23 per 250

    • nBowman Lake Campground to Brown Pass / 6.7 mi.
    • winter
    • Bridges out at Pocket and Bowman confluence. Expect difficult creek crossings and navigation. 6/27/22 29 trees down after Pocket Creek 6/8/22
    • Projected Clear: 6/28/22

  • Dutch Lake Trail
    • nNorth Fork Road to Dutch Lake / 12.3 mi.
    • winter
    • Estimated Clearing Date: 6/15/20 22 per
    • Projected Clear: 7/15/2022

  • Hidden Meadow
    • nNorth Fork Road to Hidden Meadow / 1.2 mi.
    • winter
    • Projected Initial Clearing : Complete 6/30/22 per 250
    • Projected Clear: Complete 5/27/22

  • Logging Lake Trail
    • nLogging Ranger Station to Foot of Logging Lake / 4.4 mi.
    • open
    • Clear of snow, clear of trees: 5/27/22
    • Projected Clear: Projected initial clearing: Complete 5/10/23

    • nFoot of Logging Lake to Head of Logging Lake / 7 mi.
    • open
    • Clear of snow, 15-20 downed trees: 5/27/22
    • Projected Clear: Projected initial clearing

    • nHead of Logging Lake to Grace Lake / 1.4 mi.
    • winter
    • Projected initial clearing date: Complete 6/10//22 per 250
    • Projected Clear: Complete 6/10/22

  • Numa Lookout Trail
    • nBowman Lake Trail to Numa Lookout / 4.9 mi.
    • winter
    • Initial Clearing Projected: Complete 7/2/22 per 250
    • Projected Clear: 6/2/22

  • Quartz Creek
    • nNorth Fork Road to Lower Quartz Lake / 6.9 mi.
    • winter
    • The lakeshore at the wilderness campground and outlet of Lower Quartz Lake is closed for loon nesting. This closure does not affect the trail and the campground has not opened yet for the season.
    • Projected Clear: 7/14/22

  • Quartz Lake Loop
    • nBowman Lake to Quartz Lake (via Cerulean Ridge) / 5.8 mi.
    • winter
    • Initial Clearing projected: 7/22/22 per 250
    • Projected Clear: Complete 6/10/22

    • nBowman Lake to Lower Quartz Lake (via Quartz Ridge) / 3.1 mi.
    • winter
    • The lakeshore at the wilderness campground and outlet of Lower Quartz Lake is closed for loon nesting. This closure does not affect the trail and the campground has not opened yet for the season.
    • Projected Clear: 5/27/22

    • nLower Quartz Lake to Quartz Lake / 3.1 mi.
    • winter
    • The lakeshore at the wilderness campground and outlet of Lower Quartz Lake is closed for loon nesting. This closure does not affect the trail and the campground has not opened yet for the season.
    • Projected Clear: 5/27/22

  • Trails to Kishnehn Ranger Station
    • nNorth Fork Road to Kishenehn Ranger Station / 4.8 mi.
    • winter
    • Initial Clearing Projected: 8/16/22 per 250
      More than 20 downed trees, high stream crossings 6/5/22 per 224-Steffe

    • nKishenehn Ranger Station to NW International Boundary / 4 mi.
    • winter
    • Projected Initial Clearing: Winter Status per 250
    • Projected Clear: 8/30/22

    • nKishnehn Ranger Station to Kintla Lake / 7.1 mi.
    • winter
    • Projected Clear: Complete 8/31/22 per 250

ST MARY
  • Beaver Pond Trail
    • n1913 Ranger Station to Red Eagle Trail / 1.2 mi.
    • open
    • Projected Clear: Cleared 5/13/2022

  • Florence Falls Trail
    • nGunsight Pass Trail to Florence Falls / 0.8 mi.
    • open
    • Projected Clear: CLEARED

  • Gunsight Pass Trail
    • nSun Road at Jackson Overlook to Reynolds Creek / 1.3 mi.
    • open
    • Projected Clear: CLEARED 5/15/23

    • nReynolds Creek to Florence Falls Jct. / 2.7 mi.
    • open
    • Projected Clear: 6/9/23

    • nFlorence Falls Jct. to Gunsight Lake / 2.2 mi.
    • open
    • 100% snow covered 5/5/2023
    • Projected Clear: cleared

    • nGunsight Lake to Gunsight Pass / 3 mi.
    • open
    • High angle and dangerous snowfields linger late into the summer between Gunsight Lake and Gunsight Pass. Gunsight Suspension Bridge damaged. Will not be installed. Ford required to access Gunsight Pass.
    • Projected Clear: 7/27/2023

  • Hidden Lake Trail
    • nLogan Pass Visitor Center to Hidden Lake / 3 mi.
    • winter
    • 100% snow covered 5/14/2022
    • Closed due to snow hazard and emerging vegetation.
    • Projected Clear: 8/19/2022

  • Otokomi Lake Trail
    • nRising Sun Campstore to Otokomi Lake / 5 mi.
    • open
    • 20 percent snow last mile before lake.
    • Projected Clear: Cleared

  • Piegan Pass Trail
    • nSun road at Siyeh Bend to Preston Park / 2.6 mi.
    • open
    • Projected Clear: 7/7/23

    • nSpur from Jackson Overlook to Siyeh Bend Jct. / 1.3 mi.
    • open
    • Projected Clear: CLEARED

    • nPreston Park Jct. to Piegan Pass / 1.8 mi.
    • open
    • Projected Clear: 7/07/23

  • Red Eagle Lake Trail
    • n1913 Ranger Sta.Trailhead to St. Mary Lk.Trail Jct. / 5.1 mi.
    • open
    • Projected Clear: CLEARED 5/27/2022

    • nSt. Mary Lake Trail Jct. to head of Red Eagle Lake / 3.3 mi.
    • open
    • Projected Clear: CLEARED 5/15/23

    • nHead of Red Eagle Lake to Triple Divide Pass / 7.8 mi.
    • open
    • Projected Clear: CLEARED 7/13/2022

  • Siyeh Pass Trail
    • nPreston Park Jct. to Siyeh Pass / 2 mi.
    • open
    • PLEASE stay on the trail and don't cut the switchbacks which increases erosion and destroys the trails.
    • Projected Clear: 7/28/2023

    • nSiyeh Pass to Sun Road at Sun Rift Gorge / 5.6 mi.
    • open
    • PLEASE stay on the trail and don't cut the switchbacks which increases erosion and destroys the trails.
    • Projected Clear: 7/07/23

  • St. Mary Lake Trail
    • nSt.Mary Falls Trailhead(Sun Road) to Virginia Falls / 1.5 mi.
    • open
    • Projected Clear: 5/16/23

    • nVirginia Falls to Red Eagle Trail Jct. / 9.3 mi.
    • open
    • Projected Clear: Complete 5/24/23

  • Sun Point to Reynolds Creek
    • nSun Point to Baring Falls Jct. / 0.9 mi.
    • open
    • CLEARED
    • Projected Clear: CLEARED
    • CLEARED

    • nBaring Falls Jct. to St. Mary Falls Jct. / 1.2 mi.
    • open

    • nSt. Mary Falls Jct. to Reynolds Creek / 1.4 mi.
    • open
    • Projected Clear: CLEARED 5/15/23

TWO MEDICINE
  • Cut Bank Pass Trail
    • nPitamakan Pass to Cut Bank Pass / 0.4 mi.
    • winter
    • Closed due to bear activity
    • Projected Clear: 8/11/2022

  • Cut Bank Valley (Morning Star)
    • nCut Bank Auto Campground to Triple Divide Pass Jct. / 3.9 mi.
    • open
    • NOTE: The cabin near the Cutbank trailhead is an NPS Employee residence, please don't disturb. If you have an emergency, please call 911.
    • Projected Clear: 5/17/23

    • nTriple Divide Jct. to Morning Star Lake Cpgd. / 2.7 mi.
    • open
    • Closed due to bear activity
    • Projected Clear: CLEARED

    • nMorning Star Lake to Pitamakan Pass / 3.2 mi.
    • open
    • Projected Clear: 7/7/23

  • Dawson Pass Trail/North Shore of Two Med.Lake
    • nAuto Campground Trailhead to South Shore Trail / 3.3 mi.
    • open
    • Projected Clear: 5/25/23

    • nSouth Shore Trail Jct. to No Name Lake Jct. / 1.5 mi.
    • open
    • Projected Clear: 6/8/23

    • nNo Name Lake Jct. to Dawson Pass / 1.9 mi.
    • open
    • Projected Clear: 7/23/2022

    • nDawson Pass to Pitamakin Pass / 3.3 mi.
    • open
    • Projected Clear: 07/04/23

  • Firebrand Pass Trail
    • nLubec Trailhead to Firebrand Pass / 2.4 mi.
    • winter
    • Projected Clear: 8/12/2022

  • Medicine Grizzly Lake
    • nTriple Divide Trail to Medicine Grizzly Lake / 1.9 mi.
    • open

  • Mt. Hentry Trail
    • nTwo Medicine Road to Scenic Point / 3.1 mi.
    • open
    • Trail and parking area POSTED for mountain lion frequenting
    • Warning: Mountain Lion Frequenting
    • Projected Clear: CLEARED 7/8/2022

    • nScenic Point to East Glacier / 6.9 mi.
    • open
    • A $20.00 Blackfeet Tribal Conservation Permit is required by each person (regardless of age) who crosses the reservation at the East Glacier end of this trail. Crossing the reservation is unavoidable to get to or from East Glacier.
    • Projected Clear: 8/20/2021

  • Pitamakan Pass Trail (Old Man Lake)
    • nAuto Campground Trailhead to Old Man Lake Jct. / 1.4 mi.
    • open
    • Projected Clear: 6/4/23

    • nOld Man Lake Jct. to Pitamakan Pass / 2 mi.
    • open
    • Projected Clear: 8/11/2023

    • nEntrance Station Spur to Pitamakan Trail Jct. / 2.6 mi.
    • open
    • Projected Clear: 6/18/23

    • nPitamakan Trail Jct (Dry Fork) to Old Man Lake Jct / 4.5 mi.
    • open
    • Projected Clear: 6/18/23

  • Running Eagle Falls Trail
    • nTwo Medicine Road to Running Eagle Falls / 0.3 mi.
    • open
    • Projected Clear: CLEARED 5/27/2023

  • South Shore Trail
    • nTrailhead at Boatdock to Two Medicine Pass Jct. / 2.3 mi.
    • open
    • Prior to bridge installation hikers will need to ford Paradise Creek if they intend to walk around Two Medicine Lake or access Rockwell Falls, Cobalt, Twin Falls, or Upper Two Medicine Lake from the South Shore trailhead. Use the horse ford and exercise caution after rain events. The shallowest place to ford is 50' downstream of the trail crossing.
    • Projected Clear: CLEARED 6/3/2022

    • nTwo Med.Pass Jct. to Dawson Pass(North Shore) Trail / 1.8 mi.
    • open

    • nSouth Shore Trail to Aster Park / 0.7 mi.
    • open
    • Projected Clear: 6/3/23

  • Summit and Autumn Creek Trails
    • nMarias Pass Trailhead to Firebrand Pass Jct. / 6.2 mi.
    • open
    • Projected Clear: 6/23/23

    • nFirebrand Jct. to Midvale Cr.Trailhead(E.Glacier) / 7.7 mi.
    • open
    • A $20.00 Blackfeet Tribal Conservation Permit is required by each person (regardless of age) who crosses the reservation at the East Glacier end of this trail. Crossing the reservation is unavoidable to get to or from East Glacier.
    • Projected Clear: 6/22/23

    • nSummit Trail Jct to the BN RR Tracks (south) / 4 mi.
    • open
    • Projected Clear: 5/25/23

  • Triple Divide Pass Trail (Cut Bank Valley)
    • nPitamakan Pass Jct.(Atlantic Cr.) to Med. Grizzly Jct. / 0.7 mi.
    • open

    • nMedicine Grizzly Jct. to Triple Divide Pass / 2.6 mi.
    • open
    • Trail has not yet been cleared, downfall and snow hazards are possible.
    • Projected Clear: 7/13/23

  • Two Medicine Pass Trail (Cobalt Lake)
    • nSo. Shore Trail Jct to Cobalt Lake / 3.4 mi.
    • open
    • Projected Clear: CLEARED

    • nCobalt Lake to Two Medicine Pass / 2.2 mi.
    • open
    • Projected Clear: CLEARED

  • Upper Two Medicine Lake Trail
    • nSouth Shore Trail to Upper Two Med. Lake / 1.5 mi.
    • open
    • Projected Clear: 6/8/23

WALTON
  • Cut Bank Pass Trail
    • nNyack Creek Trail to Cut Bank Pass / 5 mi.
    • winter
    • Projected initial clearing: 8/28/22 per 250 >

  • Elk Mountain Overlook Trail
    • nFielding/Coal Creek Trail to Elk Mountain Overlook / 2.5 mi.
    • winter
    • Projected initial Clearing: Complete 6/14/22 per 250 7/8/2022 Clear of snow, 33 trees down per 224 STOCK NOT RECOMMENDED
    • Projected Clear: 6/14/22

  • Fielding-Coal Creek Trail
    • nBurlington Northern Tracks to Ole Cr. Cmpgrd / 3 mi.
    • open
    • Projected Clear: Complete 5/12/23 per 250

    • nOle Cr. Cmpgrd. to Park Creek Trail / 4.8 mi.
    • winter
    • Projected initial clearing date: Complete 6/12/22 per 250
    • Projected Clear: 6/12/22

    • nPark Creek Trail to Coal Creek Trail / 9.2 mi.
    • winter
    • Projected Clear: 9/14/22per 250

  • Harrison Lake Trail
    • nSouth Boundary Trail to Head of Harrison Lake / 5.8 mi.
    • open
    • Projected initial clearing date: 5/31/22 per 250Trail is clear of trees: 6/21/22 per 224-Steffe
    • Projected Clear: Complete 5/26/23 per 250

  • Lake Isabel Trail
    • nUpper Park Campground to Lake Isabel / 2.3 mi.
    • winter

  • Loneman Lookout Trail
    • nSouth Boundary Trail to Lonemen Lookout / 5.3 mi.
    • winter
    • Projected initial clearing date: Complete 7/22/22 per 250
    • Projected Clear: 7/9/22

  • Nyack Loop Trail
    • nMiddle Fork River (Nyack) to Lower Cabin / 6.5 mi.
    • winter
    • Projected initial clearing date: Complete 7/25/22 per 250
    • Projected Clear: 7/11/22

    • nLower Campground to Upper Campground / 8.1 mi.
    • winter
    • Projected Clear: 8/21/22 per 250

    • nUpper Campground to Martha's Basin Junction / 8.1 mi.
    • winter
    • Projected Clear: 8/26/22 per 250
    • 8/24/22 per 250

    • nMartha's Basin Trails ( to Beaver and Buffalo Woman Lakes) / 1.6 mi.
    • winter

    • nMarthas Basin Jct. to Coal Cr. Trailhead (Coal Cr. Tr.) / 11.5 mi.
    • winter
    • Projected Clear: 8/6/22 per 250

  • Ole Creek Trail
    • nWalton to Ole Creek Campground / 7.1 mi.
    • open
    • Complete per 256
    • Projected Clear: 5/24/23

    • nOle Creek Campground to Ole Lake / 9.4 mi.
    • winter
    • Projected initial clearing date: Complete 6/12/22 per 250 July 29.22 224: Trail has 180 trees down from OLL to OLC, ford two miles north of OLC is knee deep and fast. Ford from OLC to fielding is wide and shallow but requires ford knowledge, slippery rocks
    • Projected Clear: 6/12/22

    • nOle Lake to Firebrand Pass / 2.9 mi.
    • winter
    • Projected Clear: Projected Initial Clearing: Complete 9/1/2022 per 250

  • Park Creek Trail
    • nWalton to Lower Park Campground / 7.3 mi.
    • open
    • Projected initial clearing date: Complete 6/10/22 per 250
    • Projected Clear: Complete 5/16/23 per 250

    • nLower Park Cmpgrd. to Upper Park Cmpgrd. / 7.4 mi.
    • winter
    • Projected initial clearing date: Complete 6/10/22 per 250
    • Projected Clear: Complete 6/10/22

    • nUpper Park Campground to Two Medicine Pass / 3.8 mi.
    • winter
    • Projected Clear: Initial Clearing Projected: Complete 9/1/2022

  • Scalplock Lookout Trail
    • nPark Creek Trail to Scalplock Lookout / 3.2 mi.
    • open
    • Projected initial clearing date: Complete 7/12/22 per 250
    • Projected Clear: Complete 5/18/23

  • South Boundary Trail
    • nLincoln Creek Trail Jct. to Harrison Lk. Tr. Jct. / 1.8 mi.
    • open
    • Projected initial clearing date: 5/25/22 per 250
      Lincoln Creek Suspension Bridge Installation: Complete 5/23/22 per 250
    • Projected Clear: Complete 5/25/23 per 250

    • nHarrison Lk. Tr. Jct to Nyack Creek Tr. / 4.3 mi.
    • winter
    • Projected initial clearing date: Complete 7/25/22 per 250
    • Projected Clear: 7/10/22

    • nNyack Creek Tr. Jct. to Nyack Crossing (of Middle Fork) / 0.8 mi.
    • winter
    • Projected initial clearing date: 7/18/22 per 250
    • Projected Clear: 7/10/22

    • nNyack Crossing to Coal Creek Trail / 9.2 mi.
    • winter
    • Projected initial clearing date: Complete 7/20/22 per 250 7/30/2022 Extreme log jam along this route. Very difficult to follow trail. Creek fords are close to waist deep. 624-Tumolo
    • Projected initial clearing date: 9/6/22 per 250
    • Projected Clear: 7/10/22
    • 8/6/22

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I totally agree with you. The new page is cool but functionally is a PITA.

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Jay w wrote: Mon May 22, 2023 7:20 am I totally agree with you. The new page is cool but functionally is a PITA.

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Oh man.... That's awesome! Nice work Zozeppelin!
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zozeppelin wrote: Sun May 21, 2023 9:57 pm I prefer the old trail status pages over the updated version on the website now LInk. While visually appealing and good for seeing high level closures, I have no desire to individually click each trail to see the update. On top of that, I have struggled on my computer to properly click on a trail to bring up the status, and on my phone it's nearly impossible...
Agree... the new status page is "cute" but not as useful as the old format.

Thank you for doing this.

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