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Mark Kirschmann reviewed Bowman Lake Trail
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Hiked 8/3. Was about the second group there around 7:45. The lake was unbelievably quiet and still. We heard a loon calling and the echoes off the mountainsides. Only able to do a little of the trail and saw some recent bear scat. For our group the 20 minutes of silence and stillness was worth the drive up on its own. The drive and the stop in Polebridge made this a memorable morning!

Mark Kirschmann reviewed St. Mary and Virginia Falls Trail
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Hiked the afternoon of 8/1 after doing Highline and garden wall in the morning. The heat of the afternoon was rough until we got to the falls and were able to cool off. Beautiful falls- both very different. Be sure to go all the way to Virginia- it is worth it. Had to park about 0.2 miles past the trailhead. Trail is worth it - not too challenging but a lot of visual interest!

Mark Kirschmann reviewed The Garden Wall
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Did out and back to garden wall on 8/1. Got to Logan at 7:10 a.m. and it was half full- maybe the morning rain kept some folks away. Most trails have a reward you work for at the end. This trail was rewarding from start to finish. After a little hiking we got acclimated to the drop offs. Differing weather and sunlight conditions made the return portion seem like a new trail on the way back. Incredible hike and a must do if you can!

Kate LeSaffre reviewed St. Mary and Virginia Falls Trail
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Great trail - two beautiful waterfalls with some smaller ones in between. Fairly easy up and back. Saw two black bears once we got past St. Mary’s falls and the forest became more dense, so be on the look out!

Molly Reitman reviewed Mount Oberlin Trail
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AMAZING hike! To start: Park at the visitors center and walk up the ramp that leads to the popular area that dissects into a bunch of different paths. Take the first paved path on the right. Very shortly in there will be a dirt path on the left — you may have to step over a rope. That should lead you down a path of trees and wildflowers and beauty! Be prepared for some intense climbing at times but two novice hikers were able to handle it just taking lots of breaks :) follow the rock piles near the top (at one point you need to climb through a big crack in the cliff side) to make the final climb to the highest point. View was totally worth it. Best hike ever

Adam Sutterffield reviewed Baring Falls via Piegan Pass Trail
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Nice easy trail with views all along the lake. The Falls were very impressive as well. We were able to witness a Bull Moose down in the lake from a distance. We did this one mid morning after St Mary and Virginal Falls trail and it was nice to cool off down by the lake.

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Adam Sutterffield reviewed St. Mary and Virginia Falls Trail
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We got on the trail today at 7:30 and it was perfect weather. We witnessed a momma deer and her fawn walking through the creek at St Mary Falls. A little further up, almost to Virginia Falls, we were surprised by a momma black bear and her 3 cubs just next to us on the trail. They went along about their business as did we but it was a little intense for a second as we were close! Virginia Falls were amazing and definitely worth the easy walk along this trail! 5 stars for sure!!

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Steven Fouquette reviewed Scalplock Lookout Trail
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Don Moosekian reviewed Firebrand Pass
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From False Summit 2 days ago. The Alpine meadows were filled with flowers. There are a few Aspen areas to walk through which are pretty. It is a steady up. The flies a horrible everytime you stop. The view at the top is amazing down the Ole Creek.

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One of my favorite hikes

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Beautiful lake, got there early and didn’t have trouble parking. Nice hike doable for families, might be more challenging for elderly/balance issues due to the large rocks and incline

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Wonderful hike. Up hill the entire way up! The climb is worth it, the last mile is definitely the worst. A lot of people used poles and it would probably be helpful, I did not use them and did fine! Bear poop on the trail, but did not see any- just a TON of marmots! Coming from Minnesota the bugs were not AWFUL, but the flys in probably the 3-4th mile were pretty annoying- bug spray is very helpful! Bring sunscreen and lots of water! We completed the trail in about 5.5 hours and clocked about 12 miles (did some exploring with some extra adrenaline once we got to the top). Thankfully started just before 8am, giving us shade most of the way up- it would have been miserably hot going any later!

Jordan Cook reviewed Granite Park via Highline Trail
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This trail is open but beware, thanks to our piece of shit Park Service and the lunacy surrounding COVID, they aren’t running shuttles this year. And no, they aren’t reducing admission fees or our taxes this year even though half this fucking Park is closed. So without the shuttle you have no way of getting between the Loop and Logan Pass. Thanks government.

shikin lockman reviewed McDonald Creek Trail
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Im sure this was a beautiful trail. but on 7/28/2020 unfortunately we had to turn back within 1 mile as we saw a grizzly cub on the first creek you see. it was literally 10ft/2m away from us. anytime there is a cub there is a mum. we turned around (did not run) and spoke loudly and left as fast as we could. we found out later when we talked to workers at the entrance that the family had been there for several days. there were also other folks a few minutes after we were in the parking lot that said they saw the cub with the mum. bring bear spray and note the parkinf can only fit 10 cars ish.

Jordan Cook reviewed Grinnell Glacier Trail [CLOSED]
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Incomprehensibly stupid and irresponsible that our Park Service has seen fit to keep the entire East side of Glacier closed this summer in the name of...wait for it, COVID. Like you, I can’t see what COVID could possibly have to do with having an outdoor space open, but that’s their reason. This trail, Ptarmigan Tunnel, and plenty others won’t open this summer. Evidently packing the crowds into a smaller space is how you keep people safe. Just one of the litany of stupid decisions made surrounding this largely inconsequential virus. Even Going to the Sun road isn’t fully open. Apparently driving farther in your car makes you susceptible to catching a virus. I’m sure we can expect to see that big refund on our taxes from all the money we sent to the Department of the Interior since they aren’t bothering to do anything to manage our lands this year.

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The grinnel glacier is amazing. with that said, i found the total miles claimed on this trail extremely deceptive. it is a lot longer than the claimed 11.4 miles. The hike from the chalet to the junction that splits to highline vs overlook was at least a mile. The junction to the overlook was highly elevated and required many breaks for most people, especially with the sun beating on you. rhis seemed more like 1.5 to 2 miles. whether you attempt the grinnel glacier overlook via loop trail or highline, you have already lost some or a lot of energy from either a long highline hike or a shorter but steeper climb on the loop. i recommend more than 3L of water. 3L i think would force most people to conserve water on the hike instead of comfortably drinking. recommend to buy drinks and rest at the chalet, they accept cards. the mosquitos as everyone mentioned were relentless. returning to the loop parking with virtually no shade for 2 hours was close to unbearable. A lot of folks looked exhausted and dehydrated (whether or not they were doing highline to loop or loop round) for parking, around 620am there was only one spot left on designated parking. any other cars will have to park on overlook sections. summary - overlook was amazing. plan well and bring sunscreen and bugspray. bring 3 to 4L of water or plan to purchase at the chalet. Decide whats best for you (highline to glacier to loop parking lot vs loop rouns trip with glacier, one is longer but the other has close to double the elevation gain). also note, ive heard from more rhan one person that there was bear activity on the loop trail near the chalet. On the hike down, there were a lot of people but not as much on the way up for some time. bring bear spray like you always should on any trail.

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One of the most beautiful trails ive ever seen. Got to the parking lot around 710am and there were still a few spots left. did not do the full hike, stopped around where garden wall was more visible with a bunch of rocks that people were sitting on ( 4 to 5 miles) and you had a view of all the mountains. returning with the sun on you and limited shade was semi problematic so i would just make sure you have a lot of water. separate note we did the loop trail to the chalet and grinnel overlook on a separate day and met with many folks who did the entire highline trail as it met in one spot. if you do it that way, you should know if you want to hike back through highline (longer, more strenuous with bits of elevation and limited shade) vs going down the loop trail (going down and pretty much no shade). either way very beautiful but can be strenuous and extremely hot. a lot of people did not look adequately prepared with water. i recommend 3 to 4L at least. you can buy drinks with a credit card at the chalet.

Whitney Loucks reviewed Florence Falls Trail
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great hike, but very over grown. Bring bug spray!!! also saw a bear about a mile into the hike. 7/23

Satish Krishnan reviewed Rocky Point Trail
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super easy and flat, lots of huckleberries around the trail. half shaded and half sun, more shaded areas by the rocks. access to beaches by the lake. super hot around noon, but the water is nice to cool you down!p

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nice, easy trail. we arrived around 6:50 am and the parking lot started to fill up quickly. saw around 15-20 other groups on the way up. the lake is beautiful - super clear, and just a few groups were around the lake. saw crowds of people on the way back. slightly cold in the morning, bring a jacket. overall a nice hike.

Monica Meghani reviewed Apgar Lookout Trail
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It IS pretty hike, but the view at the top is quite obstructed. Just makes all the work not worth the reward. I started at 5pm, and the entire hike was in the sun. No shade on the hike. It was still a nice hike overall, but if you only have a couple days in the park, this is not the one you should do. The Loop to Granite Park Trail is similar level of difficulty (a bit more incline) with a much bigger payoff.

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Don Moosekian reviewed Huckleberry Mountain Lookout
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Awesome at the top. Purely worth it. 12miles. a must see. YESYESYESYESYES DONE DONE DONE ALL UPHILL LOVE GNP. LOVE MONTANA Off Camas Rd. Go north at Apgar

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T. M. P. reviewed Hidden Lake Overlook
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Soooo beautiful!! Hiking thru the ice/snow patches can be a bit of a challenge but you *have* to persevere and get to the lookout! It’s so worth it - words cannot do it justice! We so wanted to see a black bear as there reportedly have been sightings but no such luck. Still an amazing and rewarding hike!! 100% recommend!!

Jeremy Jenkins reviewed Numa Ridge Lookout Trail
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What an amazing trail! Parking can be a challenge; we arrived a bit later in the morning but drove around for awhile to wait for a spot to open up. The uphill portions were a bit of a challenge, but very doable as they were short sections. We saw no wildlife during this hike. We walked to the very end of the trail which led us to a quiet section of the shore - much fewer people there! The lake is stunning! We loved it!

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