Overview: A day hike or backpack to this lake or beyond ranks among the finest in Glacier NP. This trail goes by beaver ponds, crosses several green, lush meadows, passes two waterfalls- Aster Falls and 4-level Rockwell Falls. Before the falls there is also a .4ml side trip to Paradise Point to Two Medicine Lake which is an outstanding viewpoint. Hikers may camp at beautiful Cobalt Lake known for its rich green of surrounding forests and meadows, the alternating bands of deep red and cobalt that run through the cliffs and the bright blue of the lake. From here hikers can continue on Two Medicine Pass TR over the high alpine ridge crests another 2.2mls to Two Medicine Pass(at 7400'), or onward for the remote campsite isolation of Lake Isabel at 5700'; Recommended hiking period: mid-July thru September;
WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.
To hike From the town of East Glacier Park,MT 59434: Drive north on Hwy 49 for 4 miles; Turn left at the GNP-Two Medicine Area/Road Entrance, past the GNP Entrance Station for 7.9miles to the end of the park entrance road. Park just past the park store and before the boat docks area; The beginning South Shore TH is at the end of this parking area next to the boat info/reservation building;