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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.

9 hours ago

A really under appreciated hike on the West side of Glacier. Views of Lake Macdonald, the back side of Heaven's Peak and tons of waterfalls. Hiked this Mid-May, was able to get to Arrow Lake before getting turned around. It's a good hump up Howe Ridge, from both directions, but well worth it.

14 hours ago

Beautiful hike with lots to see. Be prepared for bears though, we saw 3 on the trail happily munching.

stunning. One of the easier hikes in the park, but so beautiful. Avalanche gorge is quite the spectacle. I've done this hike a few times and it's just as beautiful each time.

This trail is beautiful. I came in from sea level and was not used to the elevation, so it was a bit more difficult than 'moderate' for me-but the view was totally worth it.

We did this hike in May and the trail was pretty empty. Deer everywhere! We crossed paths with at least a dozen.

Great hike, climes most of the way, so bring water! Also bring bear spray as saw one just a ways down road from trailhead. Waterfall is gorgeous and had lots of water raging over it from melt off! Many great view along the way of lakes below across highway and surrounding mountain peaks! Can't go to pool at bottom of falls yet due to snow filling creek bed below falls. Also last .2 of trailhead had several patched of snow on it so wear waterproof hiking boots. Also suggest walking stick for last .1 where you cross a long snow covered rocky hill area. Can get just as good of views of don't go last .1 mile while still snow covered right now.

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.

10 days ago

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!

10 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.