wild flowers





nature trips


no dogs




kid friendly

trail running


horseback riding


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.

Hike was beautiful, certainly not difficult. Snow covered Switchbacks to the tunnel were moderate at best, even with no poles. Snowstorm blew in and could not see hidden valley.

Trail is through a forest that burned several years ago making it interesting to witness the regeneration of it. Falls are well worth the hike.

Great hike with some nice shade. Fantastic views at the top and had a fun time talking with the fire lookout at the top.

Nice, easy trail to some really cool views. If you can go in the fall, it's quieter with less people.

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The most picturesque hike I have done in a while. It was a rainy hike but the sight of pristine cobalt blue water lake, fall colors along the way, and the fact there there's no one at the lake made is worth 10 mile out and back hike. We heard from few folks and park ranger that this lake is a bear heaven but thankfully we didn't have to use our bear spray. Gradual incline makes it easier to soak in the view - bunch of glaciers and a water fall. I highly recommend this hike if you are visiting Glacier National Park. The only sad part was that we had to drive 2 hours to get to the trail head because of the going to the sun road closure due to forest fire, but as I said it was so worth the effort.

easy trail, dusty and very overused. beautiful destination hike.

4 days ago

Amazing hike.

5 days ago

3.5 miles is an accurate description — unlike the information that is available from NPS signage. A pleasant walk through woods and meadows.