Many Glacier Hotel is situated in the heart of Glacier National Park. You are literally surrounded by mountains and beautiful scenery in all directions with easy access to activities like fishing, hiking, horseback riding, native american tours and whitewater rafting. One of my favorite hikes near Many Glacier is the RedRock Falls Hike. This is a fairly easy and level hike that can be done by the whole family with a tremendous reward often associated with longer, harder hikes. Remember, if you need more information or looking to plan a Montana trip in the future….Glacier Country Montana is a great resource!
RedRock Falls Stats:
What to see: Lakes, waterfalls, wildlife and scenic views
Length of Hike: 4.2 miles roundtrip
Elevation Gain: 285 feet
Trail Difficulty: Easy
Highest Elevation: 5145 Feet
How to get to RedRock Falls Hike
RedRock Falls Hike trailhead is located at the Swiftcurrent Pass trailhead. The trailhead is located at the far end of the parking area for the Swiftcurrent Motor Inn at the end of Many Glacier Road. It is about a 1.2 mile walk from Many Glacier Hotel or you can drive and park at the trailhead. Make sure you park in designated parking spots as park rangers do give tickets to illegally parked cars.
Hiking to the Falls
After leaving the trailhead you reach Fishercap lake about one third of a mile in. This lake is worth a quick stop to take in the views and snap some photos. There is also a small beach area that can be used for a family picnic or possibly spot a moose in the morning or early evenings. As you leave Fishercap lake you will begin hiking through aspens and some beautiful forest. There are a few open areas as you make your way to your next stop at 1.7 miles in, RedRock Lake. Make sure to keep looking to your right on the cliffs as you may spot mountain goats. From Redrock lake you can take in views of Mt. Grinnell, Swiftcurrent Glacier and Swiftcurrent Mountain.
From here you work your way along the shore of the lake to the other side where you come to a split in the trail at around 2 miles from the trailhead. To the left brings you to lower RedRock Falls and to the right brings you to upper RedRock Falls. I recommend exploring both areas as you can get some ridiculously good pictures from both locations. I enjoy scrambling over the rocks of the falls and getting unique angles of nature at it’s finest.
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