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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.

Snowshoed up to the lookout March 26th. One of the most memorable and rewarding experiences I have ever had the opportunity to do. Went with a group of 4 and we passed about 3 others on the way up. If you have the opportunity, definitely make sure you do this hike. Cant wait to hike up again and see it in the summer!

Very easy trail with a lot of interesting scenery. It's heavily used, but that can be a good thing! Because it's so accessible, it allows for a lot of people to enjoy the trail. You're able to go off-trail if you want to, and the path is wide enough for people to cross, but not too wide that you feel like you are simply taking a leisurely walk.

This is one of my favorite hikes! I went in late may it was mostly snow for about the last 0.5 miles but the view was amazing! I highly recommend checking this one out!

hiking
6 days ago

Glad I did it but not on my list to repeat. Had to do the additional 2 miles since road was closed. Very steep, and snow at the top was a little treacherous. Very challenging at steep sections -- views were nice though.

Breathtaking! Make sure to bring PLENTY of water as it can be quite strenuous during the mid summer day.

We had a great walk in the rain to the lake. I would rate this as an easy walk and not very far with spectacular sights. This was our first walk in the park and a great introduction. Just a pity nothing was open for a coffee or hot chocolate after the walk.

This hike was breathtaking the whole way! It is definitely a crowded trail passing other hikers about every 20 feet or so but it is a good family friendly hike!:)

Wonderful hike in to these two waterfalls! We went in the heat of summer so it was so refreshing to visit these falls. We saw deer and moose and quite a few people.

I have done this trail a number of times. There is a variety of terrain but mainly forest, ending with a sweet little glacial lake. We have seen bear and deer on the trail. It is a popular trail.

hiking
10 days ago

Lovely hike to a beautiful Glacier fed lake. There is usually a lot of foot traffic on this trail as it is a pretty easy hike once you leave the boardwalks. Parking can be quite hard to find. We always see goats at the top of the lookout.

heavily trafficked, but still absolutely beautiful. One of my favorite hikes to date. Be sure to bring water. Also, bring a jacket, when you reach the Glacier it gets chilly.
Best done in late summer, otherwise you might have to turn back because of snow on the trail.
Be cautious of Grizzlies!

Lots of snow - some were snowshoeing and that looked easier this time of year!

Lots of snow past falls up to bullhead lake but great trail otherwise

Super easy and worth the super short walk for the awesome view!

Good, but as of may 7 we had to hike up to trailhead about 1.5 miles from McDonald lodge

Good, but as of may 7 we had to hike up to trailhead about 1.5 miles from McDonald lodge