This 11-acre gem is definitely worthy of your attention from early to late season. Enjoy the reflections of the surrounding peaks as they take on the golden glow of sunrise. And if you’re lucky, witness a moose emerging from the lake fog in the crisp mountain air. It’s an easy, family-friendly walk from the Swiftcurrent Motor Inn.
From the Many Glacier Entrance Station, drive straight ahead for five miles to the Swiftcurrent Motor Inn parking lot. Look for the Swiftcurrent Pass Trail, which begins near the northwest corner of the parking area.
The path leading to Fishercap lake is one-quarter mile from the trailhead. After you cross the bridge over Wilbur Creek, it’s only another three to four minutes to the junction on your left. The footpath to the shoreline is about a tenth of a mile long.
|Total Distance: 0.6 miles|
|Total Elevation Gain: 15 feet; Loss: 15 feet|
|Difficulty: 0.6, easy|
(Calculated using Petzoldt’s Energy Rated Mile equation.)
|Total Walking Time Estimate: 15 minutes|
(Calculated using an average speed of 2.5 mph and Naismith’s correction for elevation gain.)