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HikingGreat!

This was an easy-to-follow trail that was beautiful the whole way! Near the end there is a pit toilet, which is gross with no toilet paper, but much better than nothing! The final destination is beautiful - I definitely recommend hiking all the way to the far side of the lake, but make sure to bring water shoes! My only complaint was the high popularity of the trail - we were passing people the whole way, and at one point were even forced to slow down due to the amount of people. Overall, this isn’t a trail for those who like to rough it off the beaten path, but if you want to spend time in nature with a large payoff at the end, then this is the hike for you!

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WalkingGreat!

We loved the trail!!! We did it in about 6 hours and we started at 7am. I would definitely get to Logan Pass by at least that time! Gorgeous waterfalls, wildflowers, and wildlife. We had the best weather for it! If you go down to the loop, make sure if you want a ride back up to the Pass, to bring a sign!!! We got a ride within about 10 minutes!

Sam Caputo reviewed Howe Lake Trail [CLOSED]
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HikingNo shade

Trail isn't closed. This is a nice easy trail but I would skip it if you have less time in the park. 90% in the sun so bring a hat and wear sunblock. Limited parking. 5.5 miles down a gravel road. The views were just ok.

Andrew Sit reviewed Trail of the Cedars
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Hiking

Avalanche was closed: (

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David Skau reviewed Gunsight Pass Trail
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HikingGreat!

Did this as a long day hike from Gunsight Pass Trailhead (signed on the trail as Jackson Glacier Overlook, it seems) and exiting at Lake McDonald Lodge... Amazing views of Gunsight Lake and Lake Ellen Wilson! Also lots of huckleberries and thimbleberries ripe right now below Gunsight Lake, and saw 4 mountain goats. Tried to keep distance for safety, but they don’t seem to have any concern about humans at all - would walk right toward us on trail, even within a few feet if we couldn’t get off trail far enough! Not too many people between Gunsight Lake and Sperry Chalets... which is really the part with the best views!

Carl Gaebe reviewed Mount Brown Lookout Trail
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HikingGreat!

The hike is steep and will test your endurance, but like others have said, please don't let that stop you. The lookout and its residing mountain goat appeared sooner than expected. Worth the sore knees and calves. My goal was to summit Mt. Brown. I came close but had to give a nod of respect to Brown and its jagged, rocky, narrow, and steep spine. I went further than I had expected but stopped short. Great views from this rocky section! Be careful up there, but enjoy!

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HikingGreat!

Gorgeous hike through the cedars. I recommend going to the shore on the far end where there are fewer people.

Anna Brock reviewed Trail of the Cedars
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Hiking

Easy walk on a boardwalk through trees. Groomed trail. You pass water several times. Family friendly.

Kathleen Leiner reviewed St. Mary and Virginia Falls Trail
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HikingGreat!

Gorgeous hike! We added some mileage by also doing baring falls. All three falls were beautiful, but Virginia Falls was my favorite! I would recommend hats and sunscreen as a large portion of the trail is in full sun after the 2015 fires. The extra sun made for lots of wildflowers though!

Allison Jannett reviewed Huckleberry Mountain Lookout
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Hiking

My son and I started this trail at 6:40am on 8/4/20. It was a beautiful peaceful trail the whole way. My son isn’t an avid hiker so we did take frequent breaks on the way up. The beginning of the trail starts off fairly flat then you immediately get into the incline. A consistent incline until you turn the bend around the mountain then it is flat for a bit. Then there is a fairly steep incline to get to the tower. Once we got to the tower the views were just incredible. The lookout wasn’t there but we had the place to ourselves for a bit and just enjoyed the breathtaking views. On the way down we actually met Elizabeth (the lookout) and spoke with her for about 10 minutes. She was so pleasant and very knowledgeable. Overall, a wonderful hike and I would definitely do this one again. The huckleberries on the trail were pretty yummy too!

Fiona Jensen-Hitch reviewed Sperry Chalet Trail
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Hiking

8/3/20. Hiked up to the chalet, which is about 6 miles. It’s another mile up to Lincoln Peak (the peak is a short 300 foot scramble off the trail, definitely an easier summit), and about another 2 miles to Lake Ellen Wilson. We originally were planning to just do the peak but the lake looked so beautiful and we continued for a quick dip. The trail does keep going all the way to Jackson Glacier trailhead and can be done point to point either in a day (it’s around 22 miles) or as a backpacking trip (with permits). We went to the lake and back and it was about 18 miles EOY trip; started around 8:30 and finished around 6:30pm. Super beautiful, one of the less busy areas of glacier right now.

An3z Tia reviewed Trail of the Cedars
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Hiking

the trail to avalanche lake is close due to bear activity

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Fiona Jensen-Hitch reviewed The Loop and Garden Wall
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HikingBugs

Hiked on 7/31, trail fully open! I hiked with a friend (we live in the area) and we took two cars so we could do this route, the point to point. Usually there are shuttles but not this year. We started at Logan Pass, hiked up to Grinnell Overlook, and then to Granite Chalet, finishing at the Loop. The stretch from the chalet to the Loop is pretty exposed and it was very hot the day we did it, so be prepared with lots of water. I did not find this last section too bad on the knees. Tracked on my Garmin watch, exactly 14 miles.

Fiona Jensen-Hitch reviewed Hidden Lake Trail
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Hiking

Hiked 7/14 down to the lake and back. Beautiful, still lots of snow. We used microspikes/yak trax which were very helpful. Lots of people not prepared with the right footwear. We started around 7 and saw the most people on the way back, had buffs to pull up as masks. As of 8/5 the trail is currently closed because bears are hunting goats in the area.

Ben Balderson reviewed Florence Falls Trail
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Hiking

Wonderful views. But very overgrown and lots of bugs. Still worth it. Watch clocked 15.07 miles

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HikingBugsGreat!Rocky

This trail is definitely difficult. The first section is in a field like terrain, the second is in trees and the last section is up the rocks on the mountain. The bugs were terrible on 8/5 when we completed the hike so bring bug spray. There is a chalet after 3.5 miles which you can use the restroom and buy water, snacks and other items. They do not take trash. Bring extra water and plan to take lots of breaks. The hike is extremely rewarding but prepare for the difficulty! Towards the beginning of the hike there is a bridge with a creek running underneath. Getting in after the long hike makes for a great end to the day!

Mark Kirschmann reviewed Hidden Lake Trail
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HikingClosed

Closed on 8/5 in the afternoon. Disappointment partially offset by a large mountain goat laying in the shade at the visitor center!

Alan Miller reviewed Granite Park via Highline Trail
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HikingBugsGreat!

We did this hike as part of a two-night stay at Granite Chalet from July 30, 2020 through checkout on August 1. (Lodging reservations are available through their website daily, although spots fill up quickly.) Our one-way hike of 7.9 miles took from 8:15 to about noon, for a total of a little less than four hours. It was a really nice day with temps in the 70s and there was no snow on the trail. The bugs, including horse flies, were not bad in the early morning but they were pretty thick later in the day and over the next few days. This is a spectacular trail that is moderate and allows for plenty of breaks. It is ranked the number one hike on many lists, and there are a large number of people on the trail. We saw a lot of marmots and two mountain goats on or near the trail. Since the shuttle from the Loop is not running in 2020, it would be a long single-day hike unless you can shuttle two cars or hitch a ride from the Loop to Logan Pass. I’d recommend against hiking from or to the Loop if you can avoid it, since it is much less scenic and quite hot with little shade in the afternoon.

Dan Wofford reviewed Huckleberry Mountain Lookout
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6 miles trail to the fire tower. 4 miles of straight incline. Not killer but a damn good workout. Plenty of huckleberry bushes to snack on during the 4 miles. You then get 1 mile level hiking alone a ridge with beautiful waves of pines. The last mile is steeper to the fire tower. The Park Ranger stationed there is super nice! great panoramic views. Trail is well maintained. Bring plenty of bug spray the first 2 miles can get pretty bad with mosquitos.

Alexis Nguyen reviewed Siyeh Pass Trail
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Hiked this trail on 8/4 - did 4.5m in and 4.5m out. Really beautiful trail, with some of the best views of the park. A LOT of bugs, even with bug spray. There's also a river about 3 miles in that had a really strong current when I was there and was very difficult to pass, so beware. The hike is tough, but definitely worth the views!

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Hiking

Did this around 230 on a Monday. We found parking quickly. It was still quite hot outside, but the trail is shaded throughout. Lighting at the lake is definitely better in the afternoon, and I think that next time I’ll plan to go later on to avoid the heat and crowds. I really loved the creek views just above the Avalanche Lake turnoff, and would recommend that others keeping to the trail of cedars try to at least tackle that first hill beyond to get some nice views of the rapids.

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Hiking

Did this today in hot weather. Left 7:30 from Logan pass, took less than 90 min in the shade to the top of the haystack with a few quick stops. The next mile and a half is slightly downhill as you head towards the chalet, and you can see Lake McDonald. The last running stream water was on that first mile beyond haystack, and I’d advise maxing your bottles out when you can. The 0.8 mile hike to the glacier/lake overlook is one of the toughest trail stretches I’ve done. Full sun exposure, straight up with an incline that only steepens in the middle. No one looked good on that part. We arrived around 10:15. Views were amazing of course. We hiked back the way we came, and despite the relatively easy Highline trail, the sun becomes a beast on a hot day, especially that last mile and a half uphill stretch before you reach haystack. All said, our family of 4 (11/13 year old very fit sons) finished 12 liters of water while hiking. So plan accordingly when it’s hot, bring your filter or iodine pills, and enjoy the views. I gave 4 stars as the trail has a lot of flat walking, and I tend to like a bit more variety of terrain. I will start at 6:30 am next time if it’s hot.

MARY J reviewed Hidden Lake Trail
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Hiking

Stunning alpine trail. Wildflowers at the end of July were gorgeous. A few snow fields to cross made it fun, lots of goats right along the path, big horn sheep up on the mountain, and marmots at the overlook. Trail down to the lake was closed due to bears. It’s a crowded trail but for good reason. One of the best in Glacier. Saw rare rosy finches which is a treat for birders note: there was a long line for the pit toilets near the parking lot, no one was using the nicer restrooms up at the visitor center / pay it forward to people waiting in that line.

Dan Wofford reviewed Huckleberry Mountain Lookout
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Hiking

Starts slow but has plenty of huckleberries to eat along the way. Lots of beautiful views higher up.this a 6 mile hike up 90% of the time. coming down easy though.

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Bridget Myers reviewed Apgar Lookout Trail
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HikingNo shade

Beautiful at the lookout! Do yourself a favor and walk over towards the lake overview a bit just past the trees to get a STUNNING view. Go early and bring plenty of water. Not a lot of people!

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