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Aster Park Overlook Hike

Glacier National Park

Glacier + Northern Lewis Range, Montana

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Aster Park Overlook Hike

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  • Two Medicine Lake boat dock and trailhead.- Aster Park Overlook Hike
  • View from Paradise Point.- Aster Park Overlook Hike
  • Along the South Shore Trail.- Aster Park Overlook Hike
  • Bull moose in the pond along the South Shore Trail.- Aster Park Overlook Hike
  • Great views along this hike.- Aster Park Overlook Hike
  • Aster Falls.- Aster Park Overlook Hike
  • Aster Falls.- Aster Park Overlook Hike
  • Almost to the viewing area.- Aster Park Overlook Hike
  • Two Medicine Lake from the Aster Park Overlook.- Aster Park Overlook Hike
  • Rising Wolf Mountain is the most massive in the park.- Aster Park Overlook Hike
  • Looking up the Aster Creek drainage to Mount Ellsworth.- Aster Park Overlook Hike
  • - Aster Park Overlook Hike
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Pros: 
Great views. Nice waterfall. Short hike.
Cons: 
None.
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Region:
Glacier + Northern Lewis Range, MT
Congestion: 
Moderate
Pets allowed: 
No
Net Elevation Gain: 
650.00 ft (198.12 m)
Parking Pass: 
California Adventure Pass
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Summer, Fall
Total Distance: 
4.90 mi (7.89 km)
Trail type: 
There-and-back
Trailhead Elevation: 
5,131.00 ft (1,563.93 m)
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Hike Description

Hike Description

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There are a wealth of day-hiking choices in the Two Medicine Lake area of Glacier National Park, but one often overlooked option is the nice, short hike up to Aster Park Overlook, with a bonus waterfall thrown in for good measure.

Starting from the South Shore Trailhead behind the boat kiosk at Two Medicine Lake, the hike begins on the South Shore Trail, passing the short spur out to Paradise Point (the view is not much different than from the boat dock, but there is a nice beach for hanging out or swimming). About 1 mile farther, the trail to Aster Park forks left and it is just 0.2 mile to the falls. In addition to exploring the base of the falls, be sure to take the short spur to the top of the falls from the main trail. The last leg of the hike climbs another few hundred feet and about 1 mile to the end of the trail at the overlook. From here the scenery is great, including panoramic views of Two Medicine Lake and Rising Wolf Mountain. To the south, there is a view up the Aster Creek drainage to Mount Ellsworth and Appistoki Peak.

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