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Best trails in Glacier National Park

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Looking for a great trail in Glacier National Park, Montana? AllTrails has 142 great hiking trails, running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 58 hard trails in Glacier National Park ranging from 3.5 to 92.9 miles and from 3,192 to 10,006 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description
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. For seasonal hours, see: https://www.nps.gov/glac/planyourvisit/hours.htm Entrance Fees Entrance Fee by car - 7 day permit $35.00 (Winter Rate - $25.00, November 1 to April 30) This is a entrance fee for all persons traveling in a single, private, non-commercial vehicle (car/truck/van). The permit is non-transferable. Visitors can enter the park at any time, if the entrance station is not staffed, a self-registration area is available for purchasing a 7-day park permit. Entrance Fee - single entry $20.00 (Winter Rate - $15.00, November 1 to April 30) This is a per person entrance fee for a visitor traveling on foot, bicycle, or for individuals traveling together in a vehicle as a non-commercial, organized group. The permit is non-transferable. Entrance Fee by motorcycle $30.00 (Winter Rate - $20.00, November 1 to April 30) This is a per motorcycle entrance fee. The permit is non-transferable.
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Map of trails in Glacier National Park
Park information
Acreage
1013572 acres
Contact
(406) 888-7800
Top trails (142)
#1 - Grinnell Glacier Trail [CLOSED]
Glacier National Park
hardYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow Star(1381)
Length: 11.3 mi • Est. 6 h 1 m
Please note: Areas of this hike may be closed even into June due to lingering snow. Please consult the park's website before visiting.Show more
#2 - Avalanche Lake via the Trail of the Cedars [CLOSED]
Glacier National Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(1727)
Length: 5.7 mi • Est. 2 h 48 m
Start south of Avalanche Gorge Footbridge on Trail of Cedars; gradual climb through old growth cedars and hemlock forest along roaring stream to glacial melt lake fed by waterfalls from the surroundiShow more
#3 - Iceberg Lake Trail [CLOSED]
Glacier National Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow Star(882)
Length: 9.3 mi • Est. 4 h 43 m
The trailhead is behind the Swiftcurrent Motor Inn in the Many Glacier section of Glacier National Park. At the very beginning, there is a section about .1 mile in length that climbs about 250'. It Show more
#4 - Highline Trail - Logan Pass to Granite Park Chalet [CLOSED]
Glacier National Park
hardYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow Star(608)
Length: 14.9 mi • Est. 7 h 44 m
The High-Line trail runs from the Logan Pass Visitors Center to The Loop Trail Head along the Garden Wall. The first 7.6 miles of the trail in easy with gradual elevation climb. After Granite Park ChaShow more
#5 - Hidden Lake Trail [CLOSED]
Glacier National Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(700)
Length: 5.3 mi • Est. 3 h 4 m
Please note: This trail often closes due to bear activity. Uphill hike from the top of Logan Pass to great surprise view of Hidden Lake, with option of hiking down to the lake. The trail to Hidden LShow more
#6 - St. Mary and Virginia Falls Trail [CLOSED]
Glacier National Park
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(581)
Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 28 m
This trail is experiencing full or partial closure due to COVID-19. Please see the open trails nearby for alternate hiking options.Show more
#7 - Hidden Lake Overlook [CLOSED]
Glacier National Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(476)
Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 31 m
Please note: users have reported that sections of the trail to get down to the lake are closed due to too much bear activity. Please consult the park's website before visiting.Show more
#8 - Cracker Lake Trail [CLOSED]
Glacier National Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(278)
Length: 12 mi • Est. 5 h 57 m
One of the most beautiful hikes in Glacier. It's fairly long hike and the scenery is great. You truly get to experience everything from crossing creeks on log bridges, trekking through the woods and tShow more
#9 - Trail of the Cedars [CLOSED]
Glacier National Park
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(344)
Length: 0.8 mi • Est. 21 m
This trail is experiencing full or partial closure due to COVID-19. Please see the open trails nearby for alternate hiking options.Show more
#10 - Granite Park via Highline Trail [CLOSED]
Glacier National Park
hardYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow Star(197)
Length: 11.2 mi • Est. 5 h 30 m
This trail is experiencing full or partial closure due to COVID-19. Please see the open trails nearby for alternate hiking options.Show more
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