Glacier Natl Park, MT

Featured Hikes

Looking back at Clements Mountain (8,760-ft.) towering above the Logan Pass area
The Garden Wall / Highline Trail

Distance: 4.0 - 11.6 miles (Round Trip)

One of my favorite trails in the park, this moderately easy hike along the western flanks of the Continental Divide features panoramic views of the Livingston and Lewis Ranges along with excellent wildlife viewing opportunities.

View of Iceberg Peak and Iceberg Lake
Iceberg Lake

Distance: 5.0 - 9.6 miles (Round Trip)

One of the most popular hikes in the Many Glacier area ascends a scenic valley to stunning Iceberg Lake, an aquamarine jewel cradled beneath a dramatic steep-walled cirque. Along the way enjoy fine views of the peaks surrounding the Swiftcurrent Valley, Ptarmigan Falls and the Ptarmigan Wall.

The Sexton Glacier on the eastern flanks of Matahpi Peak
Siyeh Pass

Distance: 9.4 miles (Round Trip)

A scenic ascent of beautiful Preston Park and then a steep climb up pretty meadows and talus slopes leads to Siyeh Pass and the Baring/Boulder Divide, where stunning views unfold to the Sexton Glacier, Matahpi Peak, the Baring and Boulder Creek Valleys and beyond.

View to the northwest from the pass
Dawson Pass

Distance: 8.5 - 13.0 miles (Round Trip)

This terrific day hike leads to a high pass on the Continental Divide with breathtaking views of the Lewis Range and the Big Horn Basin. Along the way the trail enjoys stunning views of Two Medicine Lake, traverses scenic meadows and offers the chance to see wildlife.

Piegan Mountain and the Piegan Glacier
Piegan Pass

Distance: 9.0 miles (Round Trip)

Splendid views of the peaks along the Continental Divide and rimming the Siyeh Creek Valley are the highlights of this scenic hike to Piegan Pass (7,570-ft.).

View of Old Man Lake from the switchbacks climbing to Pitamakan Pass
Dawson Pitamakan Loop

Distance: 15.2 - 17.4 miles (Round Trip)

This long, strenuous hike, best done as a backpack, travels through some of the best scenery in the southern half of Glacier National Park.

Waterfall emanating from Salamander Glacier tumbling down a cliff and into Upper Grinnell Lake
Grinnell Glacier

Distance: 7.2 - 10.4 miles (Round Trip)

This popular hike, with fabulous views of the Cataract and Grinnell valleys, climbs through pretty meadows and along rock ledges to Upper Grinnell Lake and Grinnell Glacier, cradled in a dramatic cirque along the Continental Divide.

Bullhead Lake and the Swiftcurrent Valley from the trail to Swiftcurrent Pass
Swiftcurrent Pass

Distance: 8.0 - 13.6 miles (Round Trip)

This beautiful hike up the Swiftcurrent Valley passes a chain of lovely lakes with terrific views of the surrounding peaks and then climbs a steep trail up to a pass on the Continental Divide. The trail to the divide features panoramic views of Swiftcurrent Glacier and the valley

Grinnell Lake on a clear day
Grinnell Lake

Distance: 7.0 miles (Loop)

Combine the north and south shore trails around Lake Josephine to create an easy, scenic day hike to exquisite Grinnell Lake, set amid a spectacular cirque. Glaciers along the flanks of the cirque feed photogenic waterfalls that tumble down steep cliffs to the lake’s western shore.

Looking west toward Vigil Peak,Battlement Mountain, Statuary Mountain and Church Butte from Two Medicine Pass
Cobalt Lake and Two Medicine Pass

Distance: 9.0 - 15.4 miles (Round Trip)

This hike travels up a long, pretty valley to Cobalt Lake and then climbs to a scenic pass on the Continental Divide with panoramic views of the peaks surrounding the Park Creek Valley to the west along with Sinopah Mountain, Mt. Rockwell and Painted Teepee Peak.

Mt. Merritt (10,004-ft.) and the Old Sun Glacier along with Natoas Peak rise along the west side of the Belly River valley
Ptarmigan Tunnell

Distance: 11.0 miles (Round Trip)

This moderately strenuous hike ascends to a tunnel piercing the Ptarmigan Valley’s knife-edge headwall with stunning views of the peaks soaring above Many Glacier area to the south and the Belly River Valley to the north.

Twin Falls
Twin Falls and Upper Two Medicine Lake

Distance: 2.2 - 9.8 miles (Round Trip)

This easily hike features stunning views of the peaks surrounding the Two Medicine Valley, visits a beautiful pair of cascading waterfalls and a end at a scenic lake ringed by rugged peaks.

Closeup of Morning Eagle Falls with Piegan Mountain and the Bishops Cap in the background
Morning Eagle Falls

Distance: 6.4 - 9.2 miles (Loop)

This pleasant hike visits two pretty waterfalls, Feather Plume Falls and Morning Eagle Falls, in the lovely Cataract Creek Valley. Beyond the falls the trail climbs steeply to Piegan Pass.

The Region, the Hikes & the Base Camps

Glacier National Park is a hikers paradise, with over 700 miles of trails ranging from short nature walks to extended backpacks, traveling through some of the most spectacular and wild country in the Rockies.

Base Camp Information: Many Glacier / St Mary / Two Medicine

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