NPS Trail Status
Inner North Fork Road open to Logging Creek Ranger Station 5-10-12
North Fork Road from Columbia Falls in good condition. Inner North Fork Road from Polebridge has two potential road failure spots were the Inner North Fork Road is on the edge of the slope down to the North Fork River.
Logging Lake Trail is another one of the hidden gems in Glacier National Park. For the past few years access has been difficult as major parts of the Inner North Fork Road were closed. Late in summer of 2007 Inner North Fork Road reopened & I finally hiked Logging Lake Trail. It was a warm day at the end of September, the fall colors had just begun. The temperature had finally started to lower after a long hot summer. Rain had finally put an end to the endless summer of smoke from the forest fires that ringed Glacier National Park during the summer of 2007. This is an easy hike, I rate it as moderate because it is nearly 10 miles round trip, but the trail only gains 400 feet over rolling terrain. The Logging Lake Trail passes through the aftermath of the Roberts Fire of 2003 and the Anaconda Fire of 1999. Old Growth Ponderosa survived both of these fires. The first limbs of some of these trees are 30 feet up massive trunks. As Logging Lake Trail follows Logging Lake Creek the fires have opened up the views to distant mountain ranges.