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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarFebruary 2, 2021
HikingGreat!

By far my favorite trail! I try to do it at least once a year.

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJanuary 23, 2021
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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJanuary 21, 2021
HikingNo shadeRocky

Beautiful weather back in August when I did this with a couple friends. Narrow trail and heavily trafficked. Was an overall tough hike, especially the last half mile up to the glacier. Encountered a group of rams who refused to move off of the trail for a good while, I suppose we are the intruders... Definitely do this hike before you die...

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJanuary 17, 2021
HikingGreat!No shade

Went back in September when the weather was perfect. Heavily trafficked but for a reason. Go up and see the Glacier. Best view in the park. Elevation on the hike isn’t all that bad, but 16 miles (glacier hike included) is what will get you. Do this before you die.

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarDecember 8, 2020
HikingGreat!

absolutely amazing. heavily trafficked so not the best if you want to be secluded.

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarDecember 2, 2020
HikingGreat!

Unforgettable experience!

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarNovember 24, 2020
HikingGreat!No shade

Heavily exposed trail, except at its beginning; get there before 6:45a.m. Grinnell Glacier is worth the strain, but there’s no shame in turning back if you feel uncomfortable. Overall, as someone with a terrible fear of heights, the experience was certainly not traumatizing; there are rope sections, but unless you’re chronically unsteady, the trail is wide enough in those areas to traverse without use of the rope. Most obvious essentials to bring are (1) ~ 2.5L of water per person, (2) sunblock/hats/jackets, (3) bear spray, and (4) other hikers to accompany you. My partner and I are moderately in shape: we completed the trail in ~9 hours (~7.5 hours hiking, and ~1.5 hours stopping for pictures, food/water, reapplying sunblock, bathroom, and leisure.) Ultimate Takeaway: You’ll be challenged, but you won’t forget this hike.

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarNovember 22, 2020
HikingGreat!

Did this guy first week of September. Started at 6 am with pink-painted skies, finished around 3-4 pm. Absolutely incredible hike, but the last half mile up to Grinnell Glacier... oh man, it BURNS. Beautiful nonetheless. Saw lots of animals and the views were insane. Would do again with better hiking boots, lol!

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Yellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarOctober 14, 2020
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You get the same views as the road.

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarOctober 13, 2020
Hiking

We ran into a big grizzly right on the trail, he walked the trail for about a mile (we put some distance between us and kept eyes on him) so definitely don’t do this hike without bear spray.

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarOctober 10, 2020
HikingGreat!No shade

Absolutely stunning! One of my favorite hikes I have done. I chose the “easy” option, hiking from Logan’s Pass to the Loop. I say “easy” because it is anything but easy on your body walking down the Loop trail. I also climbed the Grinnell Glacier overlook. That overlook was the highlight of the trip. Absolutely stunning and beautiful. The whole hike, including Grinnell Glacier, took about 4.75 hours, with plenty of stops for pictures and about 10 minutes at the top of Grinnell Glacier outlook. I did feel I walked quickly, but I also consider myself a rookie hiker, so take that into consideration as well. I clocked a total of 16.8 miles from Logan’s pass, up to the glacier overlook and down the Loop. The first portion is very heavily trafficked. I saw Goats and Sheep on the hike. Plenty of places to sit and eat after the first 1.5-2ish miles. This part had breathtaking views the entire time. It also had a large amount of foliage along the trail. Beautiful. The Grinnell Glacier Overlook portion was no joke. Steep hike 90% of the way, but it did flat a little at the end. Also extremely windy for the last 1/4 of the trail, but once you reach the top, it’s easy to duck behind the rocks to get out of the wind. Overall, this was my favorite portion of the trail because the glacier and lake were absolutely stunning. From Grinnell Overlook to the Chalet is very easy and quick, but still has some good views. The Loop Trail portion isn’t fun on the body as I went down the entire way and that’s after already hiking about roughly 10 miles. I did see 2 deer very close up on this portion of the trail. If I hiked this again, I would start at the Loop and hike to Logan’s Pass. I read a review saying the same thing and I thought they were crazy. I now agree with them. Even though this portion of the trail has a lot of Elevation again, once you reach the Chalet, the rest of the way to Logan’s pass would be very easy. I’d also like to add that I would have felt comfortable bringing my 4 year old on this hike if I hadn’t done Grinnell Glacier portion. I did not bring him because many said it’s not ideal for children. Although there are steep drop offs for a portion of the trail, if you hold your children’s hands, I don’t think it would be a problem at all. I did see at least 2 other families on the trail. It’s also nice that this trail is easy to turn around and head back to Logan’s Pass without being disappointed, because the entire first 7.6 miles is breathtaking and there really isn’t any portion that is “more breathtaking” than the other portions. Overall, this is my favorite trail in Glacier. It’s a must do for anyone up to the hike.

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarOctober 9, 2020
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10.9.20: Made it 2.3 miles in until we had a cheeky encounter with a Grizzly. Very friendly & followed us & other groups about 1.5 miles along the trail. Be sure to take bear mace if booking this BearBnB

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarOctober 9, 2020
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amazing trip and a mist do. You will be missing out if you don't take the short 30 minute but steep trip up to Grinell Glacier as well. one of the most scenic hikes in United States.

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarOctober 9, 2020
HikingGreat!

Absolutely incredible hike. Easily one of the best I've ever done, if not the best. Met a few people along the way that said this hike stacks up to Angel's Landing at Zion -- it was that good. Awesome views the entire way and the view from Grinnell Overlook was great. I will say, the last 0.6 up to Grinnell was very, very tough. Worth it though.

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarOctober 9, 2020
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Hiked on 10/8/2020. One of the most incredible hikes of my life! Get up early for this one - it’s a popular trail, but we got up to Logan pass by 730am to a mostly empty parking lot and only saw ~8 people on the trail up until we got to garden wall, not to mention the sunrise on the drive up/at the top was incredible. Lots of wildlife - saw a bear, big horned sheep, mountain goats :) Hiked as an out and back given no shuttle, clocked in at 16 miles. Bring bear spray+ plenty of water!

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarOctober 8, 2020
HikingGreat!No shade

Beautiful, but a bit crowded. I'd say this is an easier hike, until you get to the end where you gain elevation. The more difficult part was the length and the last part at the end, but all in all the hike is relatively flat and well maintained. Took us about 7 hours with short breaks.

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarOctober 8, 2020
HikingGreat!

It was one of the best experiences in my life We did whole hike from Logan pass to “the loop” including half mile trail to the Grinnell Glacier. It’s took 8 hours. Views was amazing whole 25 kilometers(16 miles). I can’t say that hike is hard. It’s long, but not too hard. If you have a chance to be here -you should take this hike:)

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarOctober 7, 2020
HikingGreat!

It was the best trail I’ve ever done as there isn’t a boring spot.. 100% awesome jaw-dropping views the entire hike. Even after all that scenery, it gets even better once you do the tough climb to the glacier. A nice ending at the end.

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarOctober 7, 2020
HikingGreat!No shade

Tough but beautiful hike. Started at Logan Pass and did the Highline to Grinnell Overlook and back to Logan Pass. It took us almost 9 hours. Saw a couple mountain goats with their babies. Gorgeous views and narrow paths with steep drop-offs in certain parts. Made it back just as sun was setting. Shuttles were not running due to Covid. Otherwise may have taken loop trail back and shortened the hike a bit. Highly recommend!

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarOctober 7, 2020
HikingGreat!

Gorgeous views the whole way! MUST go to the glacier lookout. I was booking it at a pretty steady clip and it took me 5 hours, plus a 5-10 minute break at both the chalet as well as the glacier overlook. I hit the trail around 8:30. If I did it again, I’d get started a bit earlier just to avoid the slight traffic, although since it was a Monday, it wasn’t too crowded out there. I’d say the “hard” rating is more based upon the length versus the hike actually being a challenge as no part is too crazy. The climb to the glacier is easily the toughest part.

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarOctober 5, 2020
HikingGreat!

This trail has been on my bucket list for a long time. It did not disappoint. Breath taking views. I want to come back with some people that will finish the trail with me :)

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