Great Glacier Trail [CLOSED]

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Glacier National Park

Great Glacier Trail is a 4.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Columbia-Shuswap A, British Columbia, Canada that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 4.9 miles Elevation Gain: 1,348 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

nature trips

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

snow

closed

historic site

This trail is experiencing full or partial closure due to COVID-19. Please see the open trails nearby for alternate hiking options.

hiking
off trail
snow
7 months ago

Oct 12th. Fantastic hike. The first 2/3 are easy to moderate in through the woods. As soon as you reach the treeline, the last 1/3 is pretty steep but possible for beginners. Everything was covered in snow and we continued to rock climb a little bit after the end of the trail. The view was absolutely amazing.

hiking
rocky
snow
7 months ago

Great trail. Did it in the morning of 13th October, completely covered in snow. We did it without spikes or snowshoes, sometimes it was slippery on our way down

hiking
muddy
snow
7 months ago

hiking
muddy
snow
7 months ago

12th October. Snow is packed so totally doable without spikes and snowshoes. Some little parts are icy, be careful. We did it in 2 hours.

hiking
rocky
8 months ago

hiking
off trail
rocky
scramble
8 months ago

Very nice trail, steep at the end and to go on top of the last rock you need some climbing expierience. This was one of the best hikes we did until now.

hiking
8 months ago

Amazing views almost the entire way! Trail follows a rushing river through the forest then is steeper & rockier at the end with breathtaking views of the mountains, trees, & glacier. It took us about 2.5 hours to get to where the actual trail ends & back out. Would recommend!

hiking
rocky
8 months ago

Very cool, steep last km’er. Beautiful views and paths.

hiking
8 months ago

Nice trail, easy to follow, beautiful views during the trail. Goes up all the way, but made it with my 2yd in child carrier with no problems.

hiking
muddy
rocky
8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Awesome trail, easy to find, easy to follow. Great views.

hiking
off trail
rocky
scramble
8 months ago

Facile jusqu’au point de vu, vous pouvez continuer pour monter jusqu’au glacier voir même faire une loop jusque dans l’autre vallée mais se sera de la roche. Donc climbing et scrambling après le view point

hiking
rocky
8 months ago

Great hiking. My friend has an ankle injury, so it was a test for him before to go to the Rockies. Test pass with success about the difficulty. Nice view at the top, you feel like very small. Falls and the immensity of the wild! Time to go and back : 2h30 but allow you more time to have a lunch at the top!

hiking
8 months ago

Me my gf and dog did this trail, we are beginners and made it to the top and back in about 2 hours. Trail is perfect in and out.

hiking
8 months ago

mellow and very pretty. the end is worth the hike.

hiking
8 months ago

Loved it, not too hard or long so it’s quite accessible for people of every ages and shapes. The view is hard to beat.

hiking
9 months ago

Beautiful hike with a great view. A little steep near the end, but well worth it.

hiking
rocky
9 months ago

Wonderful hike with several dramatic views of the river along the way. That said, I found it more difficult than others have indicated, especially at the end. It is also significantly longer. A sign just past Glacier House ruins, already about a mile along the trail, says that it is 4.7 kilometers from there to the trail's end, and I believe that to be accurate, making the round trip about 7.8 miles.

hiking
9 months ago

Très belle randonnée, niveau de difficulté modérée. Nous a pris 3h avec plusieurs pauses photos et une pause dîner au sommet. Très belle vue tout le long de la trail.

hiking
9 months ago

So so pretty! Not too hard either! Last bit is a bit of a trek but views are so worth it

hiking
muddy
9 months ago

Caught this trail on a rainy day. If it wasn’t raining I’m sure the views would have been stunning. Fun quick hike with a good incline during the last kilometer.

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