Glacier National Park

Montana, United States
 (8 votes, 8 reviews)
An early addition to the National Park Service (#10), Glacier National Park in Montana will turn 100 on May 11, 2010. The park is immense, with 1 million acres (4,047 km2), 300 lakes and a reach of 1,584 square miles (4,103 km2).  The park is considered the centerpiece of a vast region of protected land that includes some 16,000 square miles (41,440 km2).  The park features some 700 miles of hiking trails and supports all manner of outdoor activities, such as biking, boating, fishing, and horseback riding.  There are 13 campgrounds that allow for roughly 1000 campsites.  Other accommodation options include: hotels, inns, lodges and motels.

 

According to Wikipedia, "the famed Going-to-the-Sun Road, a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark, traverses through the heart of (Glacier) park and crosses the Continental Divide, allowing visitors breathtaking views of the rugged Lewis and Livingston mountain ranges, as well as dense forests, alpine tundra, waterfalls and two large lakes. Along with the Going-to-the-Sun Road, five historic hotels and chalets are listed as National Historic Landmarks, and a total of 350 locations are on the National Register of Historic Places. (Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glacier_National_Park_(U.S.))

 

 

Trails

Summary
Difficulty
Distance
Trail of The Cedars - Glacier National Park
A short loop hike through a cedar forest to Avalanche Gorge that is wheelchair accessible as well
Easy
1.5 mi/
2.4 km
Highline Trail - Glacier National Park
One of the best trails in the entire park, and a shuttle will even bring you back to your car at Logan Pass
Moderate
11.4 mi/
18.3 km
Grinnell Glacier - Glacier National Park
A beautiful hike to a glacial lake beneath a massive melting glacier.
Moderate
12.0 mi/
19.3 km
Guides
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
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.
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
Community Trips
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Grinnell Glacier Trail
by kirt on Aug 08, 2008
Many Glacier, Montana, United States
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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Glacier National Park - St Mary and Virginia Falls
by ant on Jul 05, 2011
Siyeh Bend, Montana, United States
2.3 miles
This was a short hike from Going to the Sun road to Virginia falls.
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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
14.2 miles
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Grinnell Glacier Hike
by laoatwork on Aug 18, 2006
Swiftcurrent, Montana, United States
11.4 miles
A must-do hike, BEAUTIFUL.   Click on the blog word to see our blog
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Highline Trail
by JonathanEllinger on Aug 23, 2008
Siyeh Bend, Montana, United States
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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"Going To The Sun Road "
by snobbler on Apr 27, 2010
West Glacier, Montana, United States
32 miles
A trip to the Rocky Mountains Montana in 2008 .  Drove as far as we could , the road is closed in winter so we walked the rest of the way up to  Logan Pass .Absolutely fell in love with the place , the photos do not do justice to the awe inspiring scenery . It is hard to get an idea of scale even when you are there , just look...
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Mount Brown Lookout Trail, Glacier NP
by xc_nomad on Oct 01, 2009
Lake McDonald, Montana, United States
10.3 miles
Beautiful and demanding hike to Mount Brown Lookout.
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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
21 miles
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Swiftcurrent Lake and Josephine Lake Trail
by kirt on Aug 07, 2008
Swiftcurrent, Montana, United States
3.2 miles
Nice little walk for the whole family. Great scenery and not too long for young boys.
Gunsight Pass Trail, Glacier National Park 2008 Video
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Gunsight Pass Trail, Glacier NP, MT, USA
by ysato_JAPAN on Aug 08, 2008
Siyeh Bend, Montana, United States
23 miles
Aug 8-10, 2008(3 days  2 nights)

Reviews
ToddDixon
Buy bear spray. The Going-to-sun Road does not usually open until mid-June - at the earliest.
Visited on Jun 05, 2012

by ToddDixon on Jul 06, 2012
Brett.B.Hemphill
Best time to click a Mirrored Lake picture is Sunrise or Sunset.
Visited on May 08, 2012

by Brett.B.Hemphill on May 09, 2012
monebe
First trip to Glacier - beyond amazing!! Great hikes, lots of scenery & wildlife, can't wait to go back!
Visited on Jun 30, 2010

by monebe on Jan 17, 2011
Jdiebenow
Just stunning, can't wait to go back.
Visited on Aug 25, 2009

by Jdiebenow on Jul 29, 2011
Tibetanmastiff
Nice time spent hiking. The trails are very gradual and much easier than I am used to.

Visited on Jun 09, 2009

by Tibetanmastiff on Jul 03, 2014
luv2hike
Do not miss the Two Medicine area. Get away from the crowds by hiking the wonderful trails.
Visited on Sep 23, 2008

by luv2hike on Mar 12, 2011
kirt
I love glacier. It has great hiking on beautiful and wonderfully maintained trails.
Visited on Aug 08, 2008

by kirt on Jun 18, 2011
samh
My first backpacking trip into Glacier was an overnighter to Cracker Lake. The views of the Siyeh Peak headwall from Cracker Lake are some of the most impressive this world has to offer.

I've since spent hundreds of nights in the park as both an employee and recreationalist. I no longer live there but I still hold it right near, if not at the pinnacle of the list of most beautiful places I've visited.

Visited on Aug 15, 2003

by samh on Dec 22, 2010

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