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Hornet Lookout

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About This Campground

Hornet Lookout provides guests with astounding 360-degree views of the surrounding terrain, including Glacier National Park and Kintla Lake on clear days. On some nights, the Northern Lights may be seen from the lookout. Visitors also enjoy access to a variety of recreational activities.

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Features

For Campers

  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

    Access

    • Drive In
      Park next to your campsite
    • Hike In
      Hike a trail to your campsite

    Reviews

    1 Review of Hornet Lookout

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    Evelyn M.
    Reviewed Jul. 6, 2018

    Hornet Lookout - rustic and secluded

    This retired Lookout offers views of Glacier Park, Canadian mountain ranges, and most of the Flathead National Forest - on a clear day. We spent one night in the Lookout early this summer. The hike is short but steep and very rewarding. Since it is in National Forest and not in the park, we were…

    • Views from the top, albeit overcast.
    • The exterior of the lookout, and our adorable dog.

    Location

    Hornet Lookout is located in Montana

    Directions

    From Columbia Falls, take Nucleus Avenue north through Columbia Falls and turn east on Railroad Street. At the stop sign, the road becomes the North Fork Road. Continue on North Fork Road for about 45 miles and over the railroad overpass. Turn left (west) on Whale Creek Road 318 and drive 4 miles, then turn right on the narrow Hornet Road 9805 and go 5.2 miles to the trailhead of Hornet Trail 349. Hike about a mile to the lookout.

    Coordinates

    48.87777717 N
    114.51166628 W

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