Hiking The Sunburst Lake

The 8th most popular hiking trail in Montana.

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Near Hungry Horse in the Flathead National Forest, the 15 mile round-trip to Sunburst Lake is worth the hiking trek. It is an alpine lake in a cirque at the base of glacier studded Swan Peak. The trailhead is off FS2826.

Overall, Sunburst Lake is the 8th most popular hiking trail of all 19 hikes in Montana.


Local Contact(s):  Flathead National Forest (406) 755-5401; Flathead Visitors (800) 543-3105; Glacier Vistors (800) 338-5072; Montana Visitors (800) 541-1447; Central Reservations (888) 224-4759.

Recommended Book:  "Hiking Montana" from Bill Schneider

Best Season:  June - Sept.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  NFS Spotted Bear CG

Luxury Loding:  Mountain Timbers Lodge (800) 841-3835; North Forty Resort (800) 775-1740; Flathead Lake Lodge

Breakfast Restaurant:  Swan River Cafe, Big Fork

Reference Source:  click here http://www.fs.usda.gov/flathead/

Date Published:  12/28/2015

Date Updated:  7/2/2016

ID:  11573


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