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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.

Love the falls, worth mentioning is that the entire .8 mile going in is all uphill. Wildflowers are incredible.

7 hours ago

I swear it's more than 9.7 miles. It's difficult climb first mile but after that its pretty flat. The views are breathtaking. Bring jacket, its gets pretty cold and windy up there. Spring is late this year, lots of snow to walk on.

8 hours ago

Did this hike June 23 and the last .75 miles to the lake was closed due to flooding. We went the .2 mile hike to Hidden Falls which was amazing!

10 hours ago

Beautiful trail with gorgeous views!! When we went there was a lot of water on the trail so be prepared for that.

My husband and I did started thus waterfall at Sun Point Trailhead and continued on to do St. Mary Falls and Virgina Falls. In total, we did 7 miles. We started early and it was one of our favorite hikes. It's not as hard as some of the other hikes we've done this trip but it was one of the coolest. You see Virginia Falls from the road and, on this hike, you trek all the way up to it!

My husband and I did these two waterfalls in a hike that started at Sun Point Trailhead and also went past Baring Falls. In total, we did 7 miles. We started early and it was one of our favorite hikes. It's not as hard as some of the other hikes we've done this trip but it was one of the coolest. You see Virginia Falls from the road and, on this hike, you trek all the way up to it!

20 hours ago

First part of trail is pretty steep but nice views of lake. Steep sides upfront made me a little nervous with the kiddos. The falls were just ok to us.

20 hours ago

Looked like a neat easy path but only got to do a little bit of it as closed for construction.

Absolutely amazing view at the end but tougher than expected in heavy mud conditions. Slipped several times.

Make sure you have good boots on! Lots of rocks and uneven terrain, water, and chances are, snow! But what an amazing hike!

This hike was gorgeous! Other than the first couple hundred yards, it was a pretty easy. The waterfall makes for a perfect break spot, and is just over halfway to the lake. There is a pit toilet just before the waterfall and a pit toilet just before the lake as well. The people in front of us did spot 2 large grizzly bears just off the trail, so several of us on the trail gathered up, made a bunch of noise, and the bears ran off. The trail is heavily trafficked, and we walked by people pretty constantly throughout the hike. I’d absolutely do this again, the lake is beautiful and there are so many amazing views along the way.

Did the hike a couple of days ago. Nice trail that is mostly shaded. Awesome views at the lake. Pretty crowded though, especially since the going to the sun road was only open for 16 miles.

We biked the GTTSR early June on a weekend Caught the free shuttle from Apgar Visitors Center to Avalanche parking lot. Apgar Village has a place to rent bikes The shuttle has a bike trailer to haul bikes. We didn’t make it all the way to Logan Pass but did get about 10 miles up the road. The views are breathtaking and so many turnouts to stop and enjoy the park. I would recommend doing this to everyone in good physical condition even if you don’t get all the way to the pass , its a great way to experience the park. There were a lot of bikers but no cars because the road was closed from Avalanche on. Saw black bear with cub right along the edge of the road on the way down. When you get to the Loop take the Loop trail for a short walk to some Falls for a break There were all age groups doing the bike ride from young children to 60’s so if you are in decent condition you can definitely do it!

My husband and I did this hike today and it was great. Especially the section at the creek

Really wonderful hike. Waterfalls, streams, wildlife, and an amazing cookie at the end. Easy hike, but the last mile or so of the trail is covered in snow. Trail is a bit hard to find at the end if you’re one of the first ones out and it isn’t trekked yet, especially with the melt.

Great hike that has amazing waterfalls along the way. Saw more bear grass and other flowers than you can imagine. Just don’t forget it’s 10 miles but it’s really not that difficult.

1 day ago

good hike total down pour beautiful scenery

great hike coming back the skys opened up

1 day ago

great hike

Trail is super muddy on the south end and on the way up to the lake. The waterfalls are moving quite nice and scenery was beautiful. Saw a bull moose on the north side of the lake that was super docile! 13 miles from north campground to north side of the lake to upper two Medicine to the south side of the lake and the two waterfa trails.

2 days ago

Tough trail. Lots of downed trees on trail required under, over around and through technique. Super views.

The entire hike is beautiful and arriving at the lake was a spiritual experience for me. I also did the trail ride and the experience was enhanced by riding and sharing the trail with a horse.

Beautiful hike. Pretty easy and not a lot of things to watch out for. Mule deer was on the trail and saw a black bear deep in the bushes after the first falls. Don't forget to bring your bear spray and talk to the bears... Here bear, bear, bear

The end of the hike was worth it. Was a bit crowded near the gorge but many times we felt we were alone on the hike. It was a bit cloudy that day and the mountains around the lake looked more magical

horseback riding
3 days ago

We did this trail on horseback which made it seem really steep but the horses are so familiar with the trail it was a lot of fun! Beautiful view at the top Did it early June , no snow. Seemed like plenty of people on the trail

Did this hike on our first day at Glacier. It is a well beaten path with over 3,000 visitors per day. The river is dramatic with outstanding stretches of whitewater. The lake is beautiful with the Monument Falls cascading the down the 1,000 foot vertical rock face in the distance. The path continues along the right hand side of the lake but it is super muddy and slick

3 days ago

Great place to hike, far from the madding crowd! Excellent views as you start the long zig-zags up the mountain. But the real goal is to persevere to the top to get superb views N-S-E-W. p
Parking at trailhead somewhat limited approx 24 cars, no RVs or 5th wheels allowed. Approach road rough and narrow in stretches with few pull overs.

I did this trail today (6/21) and it was great! It wasn’t too difficult (I’m not in shape at all) but there were lots of bugs for sure. I saw people turn around a mile or so in due to all the mosquitos (they didn’t want to use bug spray). I started at 7am to avoid people and heat. It took a total of 4hrs and 10min. On my way back down between 10-11a, I started seeing a lot of hikers. So if you like your peace and quiet, start out early. Also, there aren’t restrooms at the trailhead so plan accordingly. All in all, beautiful views at the top!

Very nice trail through the Trail of Cedars to Avalanche Gorge. Went in early June so lots of rushing water. Pretty cool area around the gorge. The trail to Avalanche is easy going not too steep and such a beautiful turquoise lake at the end. Very photogenic! Snow capped mountains surrounding the lake that time of year. Loved this hike!

Really nice easy going trail, saw deer right along the trail. I thought the tree burn had its own beauty with the blackened trees with fresh green growth coming up and the beargrass popping up. The contrast made for a beautiful trail. Many waterfalls along the way. Even saw a mule train that had been down repairing the bridge! Both St Mary’s Falls and Virginia Falls were amazing! We went early June so lots of rushing water.

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