My wife and two sons hiked up the Apgar trail in late May. This was our first "hike" in GNP and the views of Lake McDonald and the surrounding mountains are outstanding. Great beginner hike in Glacier!
After the McDonald Lake fire of 2003, a climb up Apgar was quite the experience. The trail was closed to hikers because of massive washouts so being on a trail crew tasked with repairs allowed me the opportunity to summit a number of times. The views are delightful and the walk is along a wide, well-graded trail.
Incredible views for such an easy effort. Unique perspective on the Garden Wall and Lake McDonald. We were surprised to see St. Nicholas as well. Great place to bring a family to see the park's mountains.