Hiking in Glacier National Park

Glacier still lives up to its name, so don't hesitate to get out and see a couple while you are there. Grinnel Glacier is a good day trip as is a hike up to Iceberg Lake (watch out as this can be busy bear territory), no glaciers there but big ice chunks keep the water verrrry cold.

If you have kids, a you can head up to Hidden Lake from the Logan Pass Center and see all the mountain goats along the way, walk up Avalanche Gorge to see the very blue water, or a walk around Swiftcurrent Lake. Longer hikes can take you through Ptmarigan Tunnel to Elizabeth lake and back down by Redgap Pass.

A hike including Stoney Indian pass will you great southern views and your hike could land you in Waterton Lakes National Park in Canada - don't forget your passport! However, many of the longer hikes require a car shuttle or park transportation, so prepare accordingly.
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Trail of The Cedars - Glacier National Park
Trail of The Cedars - Glacier National Park
Glacier National Park, Montana, United States
 
Easy: 1.5 miles, 1 hour or less
A short loop hike through a cedar forest to Avalanche Gorge that is wheelchair accessible as well

This is a short hike through the woods over wooden boardwalks and bridges that are handicapped accessible for wheelchairs or the elderly. There are many informative and interpretive signs along the path to guide you and explain the flora and fauna of the area. This is a wonderful hike to take children on.
Highline Trail - Glacier National Park
Highline Trail - Glacier National Park
Glacier National Park, Montana, United States
 
Moderate: 11.4 miles, Full day
One of the best trails in the entire park, and a shuttle will even bring you back to your car at Logan Pass

This is one of the park's most beautiful hikes. It can be done in an afternoon after parking your car at Logan Pass then taking the traverse of the glacially carved valley down to the lower parking lot on Going to the Sun road. Look up the shuttle schedule and pace yourself so that you can catch a ride with the free shuttle back up to your car at...
Grinnell Glacier - Glacier National Park
Grinnell Glacier - Glacier National Park
Glacier National Park, Montana, United States
 
Moderate: 12.0 miles, Full day
A beautiful hike to a glacial lake beneath a massive melting glacier.

This is one of the most beautiful hikes in the entire National Park. The wonderfully maintained park trail will take you past beautiful lakes onto steep hillsides with sweeping views of waterfalls and glaciers all around you. You will probably see a lot of wildlife on the trip as well so be ready with your camera. When you get to Grinnell Lake you...
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Grinnell Glacier Trail
by kirt on Aug 08, 2008
Many Glacier, Montana, United States
Hiking | 12.1 miles
Awesome hike in some absolutely gorgeous country. My father and I started off with a boat rides from the Many Glacier Hotel across Swiftcurrent Lake. There is a fifth of a mile long paved trail connecting Swiftcurrent Lake from Lake Josephine. Once departing Morning Eagle, the fun old boat serving Lake Josephine, the trail heads to the North for a short ways before heading West and steadily ascending towards Upper Grinnell Lake.The...
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Highline Trail (The Loop), Glacier NP, MT, USA
by ysato_JAPAN on Aug 13, 2007
Glacier National Park, Montana, United States
Hiking | 14.2 miles
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Glacier National Park - St Mary and Virginia Falls
by ant on Jul 05, 2011
Siyeh Bend, Montana, United States
Hiking | 2.3 miles
This was a short hike from Going to the Sun road to Virginia falls.
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Mount Brown Lookout Trail, Glacier NP
by xc_nomad on Oct 01, 2009
Lake McDonald, Montana, United States
Hiking | 10.3 miles
Beautiful and demanding hike to Mount Brown Lookout.
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Highline Trail
by JonathanEllinger on Aug 23, 2008
Siyeh Bend, Montana, United States
Hiking | 11.4 miles
Saturday - Breakfast with Rachel & Jon then the Highline Trail in Glacier National Park. After a wonderful breakfast with Rachel and Jon at the same place we went to with Kenny Emily and I hit the road towards Glacier National Park. This time we only had an afternoon to spend in the park so we went by the short trails Kenny and I had gone on. I wanted to finally hike...
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Grinnell Glacier Hike
by laoatwork on Aug 18, 2006
Swiftcurrent, Montana, United States
Hiking | 11.4 miles
A must-do hike, BEAUTIFUL.   Click on the blog word to see our blog
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Glacier NP Highline Trail & Swiftcurrent Pass
by Madhatter1972 on Aug 18, 2011
Browning, Montana, United States
Hiking | 19.0 miles
This hike was actually 15 miles.  Not sure why GPS recorded 19.
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Grinnel Glacier and Red Rock Falls, Glacier NP, MT, USA
by ysato_JAPAN on Aug 15, 2007
Glacier National Park, Montana, United States
Hiking | 21 miles
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Swiftcurrent Lake and Josephine Lake Trail
by kirt on Aug 07, 2008
Swiftcurrent, Montana, United States
Hiking | 3.2 miles
Nice little walk for the whole family. Great scenery and not too long for young boys.
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Gunsight Pass Trail, Glacier NP, MT, USA
by ysato_JAPAN on Aug 08, 2008
Siyeh Bend, Montana, United States
Hiking | 23 miles
Aug 8-10, 2008(3 days  2 nights)
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Highline Trail to the Chalet
by DevinH on Sep 16, 2009
Hiking | 14.9 miles
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Avalanche Lake GNP Hike
by DevinH on Sep 09, 2009
Glacier Nat'l Park, Montana, United States
Hiking | 6.7 miles
I had the day off from work, so I decided to go hike the Avalanche Lake trail.  The trail had a great number of visitors on it for it being a Wednesday.  The trail is about 2 miles to the lake, and another mile to the far, less visited side.
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Trout lake
by Jdiebenow on Aug 25, 2009
Geduhn (historical), Montana, United States
Hiking | 7.2 miles
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by danieltcyang on Sep 21, 2013
Glacier National Park, Montana, USA
Hiking | 0.0 miles
Distance: 1.8 mile
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Siyeh Pass Loop
by danieltcyang on Aug 26, 2014
Glacier NP, MT, USA
Hiking | 0.0 miles
10.4 mile, 2280 ft elevation, Highest elevation 8100 ft  Hiking time 4.5 hours
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Highline Trail to Grinnell Glacier Lookout to Granite Park Chalet
by danieltcyang on Sep 20, 2003
Glacier National Park, WA, USA
Hiking | 0.0 miles
Distance 17 miles   Elevation approx. 3000 ft   Time 8+ hours  Highest Elevation approx. 8000 ft
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Hidden Lake Trail - Glacier National Park
by Athena on Aug 25, 2010
Hiking | 0.0 miles
Nice little hike behind the Logan Pass Visitors Center.  Don't be fooled, this boardwalk hike has a slight incline to it and will have you huffing and puffing if you are from the east coast like I am.  The reward is the overlook view of Hidden Lake.  You can continue to the lake but this path stops just beyond the overlook area.

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