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on Hidden Lake Trail
8 hours ago

hiking

Crowded, but gorgeous! Due to time, we only made it as far as the lookout. Saw several mountain goats - strolling by the trail or taking a rest on a patch of snow. Great, easy hike with views of mountains & down to lake that amaze.

on St. Mary and Virginia Fal...
8 hours ago

hiking

Easy hike. Due to time only made it to St. Mary's and back. We say a mama moose & her calf on the trail. So incredible! The falls are beautiful, & I still can't get over the blue of the water! Nothing compares!

on Iceberg Lake Trail
8 hours ago

hiking

Great hike!

on Grinnell Glacier Trail
8 hours ago

hiking

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

on Bear Creek Overlook Trail
9 hours ago

hiking

Short, easy hike with great reward. Views from the overlook are spectacular. If you have a fear of heights like I do, don't look down. ;)

on Grinnell Glacier Trail
11 hours ago

hiking

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.

on Swan Creek Loop
12 hours ago

hiking

What a magnificent easy to moderate hike that offers lush mountain vegetation along a beautiful creek. We were able to see a magnificent swan floating around the small swampy lake. The trail takes you up to a beautiful tall Pine forest. Absolutely magnificent

on South Fork Ross Creek Tra...
13 hours ago

hiking

This hike goes through an old growth cedar ecosystem. It is a easy 2.8 miles to the first main creek crossing from the Ross Creek Cedars parking lot. After crossing the creek it is a short distance to the junction of trail 321 and 142.. Trail 321 heads up the south fork to the water fall. The last section is pretty steep and the tread reworked this summer. You go through a section that burned in 2015. The crew did a lot of work and a great job. I would rate the waterfall a 6 of 10. It is probably more spectacular earlier in the season. I had 4 miles on my gps to the water fall from the parking lot.

on Phantom Creek Trail #17
1 day ago

hiking

Definitely a moderate hike, however the elevation change is spread out pretty well. When you reach the second section of switchbacks be careful, you can easily miss the turn off for the lake. If you continue up these switchbacks you are heading up the trail to Mystic Lake. There is a tower of stones to help guide you to Phantom Lake. Very pretty area with nice views of the valley and lots of small creeks throughout the trail even through August. We ran into several groups during our day hike with a few being backpackers hiking through.

on Coquina Lake
1 day ago

Loved it! Beautiful hike, great for the dogs, although we wished it would have been a market trail because the first time we went, we didn't know which trail to go on and ended up 5 miles into the Nez Pierce Wilderness on the wrong trail with no lake to be found. We will be back!

on Beartrack Trail to Silver...
1 day ago

hiking

It's not so steep that you're on your hands, but it's a constant incline once you hit the switchbacks about 1/4 way in. Super fun, minimal traffic, and terrific views. My dog loves this trail too!

on Heart and Pearl Lakes Tra...
1 day ago

Super easy, well maintained trail with quite the payoff at the end. Many great campsites around Heart Lake, and excellent views of the surrounding area. The fishing in the lake is great, and we saw 4 mountain goats on the first day. If you feel like putting in an easy day, this is a good hike for you.

on Sky Lakes & Hanging Valle...
1 day ago

fishing

Lots of fish and the trail was pretty easy except the last mile which was pretty steep. Trail was well maintained

on Granite Lake
1 day ago

fishing

Long hike but trail was pretty clear and brush wasnt the bad for the last 2 miles

on Leigh Lake
1 day ago

fishing

Great hike and well maintained trail

on Avalanche Lake via the Tr...
1 day ago

hiking

Easy hike to very rewarding views at Avalanche Lake. Fun trail run back down!

on Grinnell Glacier Trail
1 day ago

hiking

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.

on Mystic Lake Trail
1 day ago

hiking

Only 2.7 miles to get to the lake, 5.7 is to walk all the way around it. Quick hike, nice vertical and great views! You end up at about 7700 ft ASL with a great view Granite Peak!

on Avalanche Lake via the Tr...
1 day ago

hiking

Awesome trail with moderate elevation change. Hiked with my 10 year old cousin who didn't struggle at all. Great views of the creek. Final destination is Avalanche Lake which offers breath taking views. Main spot for picture taking as well as a few secluded spots to avoid potentially heavy traffic. Went swimming in the lake. FREEZING but worth it!