Grinnell Glacier Trail

MODERATE 52 reviews
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Grinnell Glacier Trail is a 9.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near East Glacier Park, MT that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, fishing, and fly fishing and is accessible from July until September.

9.9 miles 2024 feet Out & Back

camping

fishing

fly fishing

hiking

lake

river

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

no dogs

1 day ago

beautiful trail

18 days ago

hiking
28 days ago

Awesome hike. Long but not technical with gradual incline to the glacier. Continue on past glacier to Angel Wings summit for a bonus. Oh yeah, bring bear spray!

29 days ago

hiking
30 days ago

Our first trip to Glacier did not disappoint. The hike was great & the views unbelievable.

hiking
30 days ago

This hike is well worth the trek. A bit strenuous in areas, and a lot of uphill battles throughout, but the views are so worth it.

hiking
1 month ago

The perfect hike. Lake views the entire hike. Picturesque. When we went, Ptarmigan and Iceberg trails were closed due to bear activity so there were lots and lots of people on Grinnell.

trail running
1 month ago

Great run! Did the whole thing in 2hrs 30min 18km

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful views the entire hike.

hiking
1 month ago

This hike is what dreams are made of. From a high cliff trail over a breath taking water fall to a ice cold glacier. This hike had it all. Great views for miles and one of a kind picture views that i still enjoy to this day. The moutain goat at the top was pretty awesome on its own. The trail had the feel of a hiker Logan's pass.

hiking
1 month ago

great trail, but very busy. took the 830am shuttle boat which allowed us to see multiple bears above the tree line that I wouldn't have seen otherwise.

hiking
1 month ago

Awesome hike! Toughest part was probably the last .5 mile to the actual glacier.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trial to hike with family. Saw a grizzly bear and her cub and three big horn sheep. You'll hike over 12 miles without even thinking about it. A lot of people hike on this trial. Carry bear spray and have a good camera.

hiking
2 months ago

We hiked from many glacier hotel as opposed to taking the boat shuttle. Shuttle cuts off about 4 miles round trip, but those are an easy 4 miles and in fact we beat the boat by hiking it. Beautiful hike all the way to the glacier, spectacular lakes and waterfalls all the way up. Glacier was beautiful but is more of a lake with ice now. Take your lunch and eat at the glacier not the small picnic area .5 miles from the glacier.

2 months ago

Spectacular. The views start early and don't stop. Big horn sheep, goats, and hoary marmots frequent the area. You have to go under a waterfall at one point, so be careful with camera equipment and kiddos. Go now before the glacier is gone!

hiking
2 months ago

Breathtaking!
the trail head states the hike to the glacier is 5.5 miles so RT is 11 miles.

hiking
2 months ago

This trail was nothing short of spectacular. Amazing scenery, moderate difficulty, lots of wildlife. Spotted mama grizzly bear and cub on the way across the lake. Lots of mountain goats and big horn sheep on the trail. We took the ferry boats across the two lakes and hiked the 7.2 mile RT from the second ferry landing. Awesome hike, totally recommended.

hiking
3 months ago

Amazing!

hiking
3 months ago

All members of my family list this hike as one of the best days of their lives! The sights are breathtaking. It was not easy for my teenagers, but we'll worth it. You need to plan ahead to get the boat tickets and read all of the tips. Dress for the weather to fluctuate about 20 degrees.

hiking
5 months ago

Incredible views of placid glacial lakes, snowy peaks, and of course Grinnell Glacier itself. The trail is long, but not particularly difficult or strenuous. Grizzlies use this trail too - keep your eyes open! I saw one loping along the trail ahead of me, coming my way, and had to turn around. Eventually, it headed off the trail to eat, and I was able to walk nervously by, bear spray in hand.