hiking

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

forest

lake

birding

nature trips

river

camping

backpacking

waterfall

kid friendly

trail running

no dogs

fishing

horseback riding

beach

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.

Gorgeous. Great hike and the lake offers a beautiful place to rest, sunbathe and admire the scenery.

hiking
10 hours ago

It is a fairly easy hike. considering all that glacier has to offer, it was a bit underwelming. on a hot sunny day it can be a beat down. much of the trail is in the direct sunlight. wear lots of sunscreen and bring plenty of water. not much wildlife on the trail although we did see a deer at the lake. It is not easy to access the water with lots of vegetation. there was a tree down by the shore in the shade that made a great place to sit and take a break. this part of the park burned several years back and is making a slow come back. lots of wildflowers.

hiking
17 hours ago

Great trail, beautiful view at the end. However.... tons of horse poop. The whole way. (And the flies that go with it). I consider it a fair price to pay for an otherwise glorious hike, but i think it's worth mentioning to other hikers. Also.... lots of blind turns and overgrown bush right off trail- do NOT hike this without bear spray. There is a lake overlook just over 5.7 miles in, and a pit toilet another .75 miles or so further down by the back country lake camping area.

hiking
23 hours ago

We did this on our first day visiting the park. Stunning views of the mountains and the lake is pristine. Make sure to get there early (before 8am) to beat the crowd.

Good easy spot. Nice pretty lake.

Did this one for sunrise. Great spot to see goats and rams.

Best views in the park

Very worth the hike. . The scenery was amazing. I brought my kids along 10, 8, & 6. All finished with ease! We saw a lot of mtn goats and bighorn sheep.

negatives
It was quite crowded and parking was tough.