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Best Trails in Glacier National Park

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An early addition to the National Park Service (park #10), Glacier National Park in Montana turned 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. Part of Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, this park has over 50 remaining glaciers and 130 named lakes under the tall Rocky Mountain peaks. There are historic hotels and a landmark road in this region of rapidly receding glaciers. These mountains, formed by an overthrust, have the world's best sedimentary fossils from the Proterozoic era.

on Upper Two Medicine Trail
21 hours ago

hiking

Take the boat from Two Medicine Lake parking lot, to the other end of Two Medicine Lake (west end). From there, it is an easy 2-3 mile hike. Lots of wildflowers in season. Be bear aware.

on Avalanche Lake via the Tr...
2 days ago

beautiful hike to lake avalanche, can get a little steep, but manageable and rewarding once you see the lake. along the path of a creek with beautiful waterfalls.

on Grinnell Lake Trail
2 days ago

on Otokomi Lake
2 days ago

Awesome waterfalls, tons of windflowers, little traffic, and a great early morning hike!

on Dawson Pass and Pitamakan...
3 days ago

backpacking

Totally worth the aches and pain that come with backpacking!! We hiked to old man lake as our first stop and then did a second night at no name lake. I definitely think that way around the loop was a little easier as far as the elevation gain goes. But stunning views between the passes---one of my favorite hikes of my glacier trip. Just beware between the passes from old man to no name lakes, you won't find any water water sources. Loved it and would definitely recommend the backpacking experience. I would recommend it as a day hike if you are in pretty good shape and definitely leave early so you have time to enjoy the views and hike along the ridge.

on Cracker Lake Trail
3 days ago

hiking

The color of water was unlike any place I've ever experienced--truly unique and breathtaking. Not as popular of a trail in our experience so the solitude was refreshing. The only downside was quite a bit of horse poop the first couple miles where they do rides---not a huge deal just wish I wore my hiking boots instead of trail runners.

on St. Mary and Virginia Fal...
3 days ago

hiking

It was a nice recovery day from some strenuous hiking. It was a pretty easy trail but nice views and the waterfalls were a good place to sit and eat some lunch and lay in the sun.

on Highline Trail
3 days ago

hiking

Went from Logan Pass and then down the loop and took the shuttle back up. The views were incredible. Definitely as busy trail--glad we got out early (6:45a) to avoid most the crowds which we started seeing around noon up at the granite park chalet. My favorite part was the Garden Wall Trail up to the Grinnell Overlook...with the strenuous .6 miles!!!