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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.

Hiked to St Mary's Falls early in the morning before the crowds. Saw only a couple of other hikers on the trail. Many varieties of wildflowers. Water is crystal clear.

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3 days ago

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6 days ago

Hiked this in mid/late June, by far my favorite hike of the trip. Parking wasn't bad - we got there early. Lots of people milling about, only about 1/2 actually seemed to climb through the snow to the lookout point.
Then you're fairly alone on the trail once you start heading down from the lookout. We saw about 5 other people at the bottom by the lake. The weather was warm, we ended up shedding layers after the hike. Definitely glad we brought poles through the snowy trek to the bottom.

Gorgeous hike. Wasnt able to finish, trail was closed once got to chalet.

on Hidden Lake Trail

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7 days ago

I hiked this trail years ago when I lived there. it was beautiful!

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7 days ago

Amazing trail, and great little trout streams... with a trout filled lake at the end!

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9 days ago

Great hike with amazing views. Did the hike without the boat rides. Did this one Mid June and snow still present towards the end of trail. Lots of beautiful wildflowers. Nearing the glaciers, going around a bend were fresh grizzly tracks. Keep bear spray accessible. Did this one with 2 kids 14 and 12 who were absolutely amazed at the views & not focused on distance.

ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!❄️ without taking the boat, it’s more like 12 miles round trip.

Went mid-September. There was snow on the trail but no icebergs in the lake. Still spectacular.

Saw a MOOSE! lots of bear activity and moose activity on the trail - bring bear spray. Turned back 4 miles in due to time but photos look awesome from top - need to do more next time!

Great hike. Steady climb, beautiful views.

Picked Glacier as my senior trip destination. This has held up over the years as the very best trail I have ever hiked.