Granite Park Trail

MODERATE 6 reviews
#44 of 113 trails in

Granite Park Trail is a 8.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Essex, Montana that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
8.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2673 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

This hike offers beautiful views of the valley and mountains. Easily done as a day in/out hike. There are also signs at every junction to point you in the right direction.

1 month ago

I went all the way to the Grinnell overlook from the chalet, definitely with it. It gets pretty hot since most of the trees burned down and the trail is almost all uphill on the way there so bring lots of water. With the overlook the trail is about 11.9 miles round trip.

2 months ago

Better going downhill!

backpacking
Saturday, July 16, 2016

Friday, July 08, 2016

We hiked up The Loop to the Granite Park Chalet and then back down the same trail. Lots of elevation gain so it is moderate-strenuous on the way up depending on how in shape you are. We were on this trail on a pretty overcast trail, but if it's a sunny day I highly recommend lots of water and sunscreen because there is no cover. The Chalet was an amazing destination at the end of the trail! Great views, snacks can be purchased with cash, toilet, and lots of wildlife to view!

hiking
Wednesday, July 29, 2015

hiking
Friday, July 04, 2014

I started on top w/ the Highline trail, to Granite Park Chalet, then down Granite Park Trail. Caught the free Glacier National Park bus back to the top. Mostly in direct sun due to a forest fire a few years ago, lots of undergrowth. See GPS track from Highline Trail.