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Akokala Trail


  • Glacier
  • National Park Trail
The Akokala Lake Trail is a pleasant day hike (approximately 5.8 miles) across ridges and valleys to a low-elevation lake. The trail leaves Bowman campground, ascending to Numa Ridge, turning eastward, and then descends steeply to Akokala Creek. Approximately 3.6 miles into this hike, you will find junction with Akokala Creek Trail, stay to the right for Akokala Lake and Campground. The elevation gain along this trail is 1,105 feet and the maximum elevation is 5,135 feet.

Length: 5.8 miles
Trail Begins: Bowman Lake
Trail Ends: Akokala Lake Campground

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Mailing Address
Glacier National Park
PO Box 128
West Glacier, MT 59936
Special direction map

Special Directions

Akokala Lake Trail can be reached by entering the Park at Polebridge Ranger Station. The trail departs from north side of campground, away from the lakeshore.