Hidden Lake Overlook [CLOSED]

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Glacier National Park

Hidden Lake Overlook is a 2.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Siyeh Bend, Montana that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is best used from May until October.

Distance: 2.8 miles Elevation Gain: 580 feet Route Type: Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

wildlife

bugs

snow

closed

no dogs

This trail is experiencing full or partial closure due to COVID-19. Please see the open trails nearby for alternate hiking options. Please note: users have reported that sections of the trail to get down to the lake are closed due to too much bear activity. Please consult the park's website before visiting.

hiking
1 month ago

This trail is fairly easy. A good portion of it starts on a boardwalk and there are gorgeous views of mountains and wildflowers. Also saw mountain goats and big horn sheep here which was fun. The parking lot was horrible and we arrived early as recommended, but did find a spot. If you can I recommend taking the shuttle. The overlook is really pretty but gets way too crowded. It’s still worth the walk though. The best part is if you keep going past the overlooks down to the lake. That was difficult coming back up the trail but worth it. Also there are far less people on this part of it as most just go to the overlook point. There is a gift shop/restrooms/water fountains/educational stuff at the building in the parking lot.

hiking
1 month ago

Amazing sunset hike. Prep for temps up here to be much cooler than in other area of the park. Windy almost all the time.

hiking
7 months ago

Great view at the overlook and I've always seen several mountain goats every time! Be patient in getting a parking spot at Logan Pass to try using the park shuttle instead.

hiking
7 months ago

Do this trail. You won’t regret a single step!

hiking
8 months ago

This was a nice walk to do in Glacier after driving along the Going-To-The-Sun road. We couldn’t park in the car park so drove a quarter mile down the road and found a space. First part is boardwalk with quite a few steps. It then leads on to a well marked path leading to the overlook. Spotted a family of mountain goats which were adorable. Very busy trail but worth it for the constant views.

hiking
8 months ago

A bit overrated

hiking
8 months ago

Great hike! Not too difficult but there are a few spots where I was a little gassed. Hiked it around 2:00pm on 09/12/2019 and didn’t think parking would be an issue but it took about 30 minutes to find a spot. Be sure to take a windbreaker because it’s pretty gusty once you get above the ridge line.

hiking
no shade
8 months ago

No shade and lots of stairs. This is the most touristy hike but would be a missed opportunity. Easily can see how there is much wildlife activity. Though, for us, it was rainy and windy. Worth every stair.

hiking
8 months ago

A must do in glacier. It’s definitely got too many people and parking is a nightmare but you are almost guaranteed to see mountain goats up close on this hike, plus it’s beautiful.

hiking
8 months ago

Perfect short hike from the Logan Pass Visitor Center. Steady climb along a combination of trail and boardwalk to the overlook of the lake. Great views, but definitely heavily trafficked. Our view was short, as fog rolled in within 5 minutes of getting to the overlook, but well worth it. Get there early if you want to get a parking place!

no shade
rocky
9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

Our crew labored up to the overlook for a great payoff! Definitely step intensive. Saw mountain goats at the top.

hiking
9 months ago

Awesome hike for all skills levels! Starts out on boardwalk, dirt rocky trail after that. It gets a little steep, but if you take your time the views are well wirth it! We saw Big horn Sheep, Mountain Goats, Marmots and of course lots of Columbian Squirrels!

hiking
9 months ago

Nice, easier hike. Trail is very well maintained and welcoming to everyone. We wanted to go down to Hidden Lake but the trail past the overlook was closed for bear activity.

hiking
9 months ago

Easy walk which was crowded. The view is nice of the lake. The rest of the trail past the overlook was closed due to bear activity.

hiking
9 months ago

Great sunset hike. Mountain goats and excellent views for picture opportunities.

just beautiful!

hiking
rocky
snow
9 months ago

I really enjoyed hiking this trail!! During the hike I saw at least 8 mountain goats which was really neat because seeing wildlife in Glacier is always a very fun. Overall the hike is not too difficult, however the trail is at a high altitude so when I did the hike in mid-July there was still patches of snow on the trail so I recommend wearing hiking boots rather than tennis shoes! It is a very populated hike (I believe it’s one of the most popular hikes in GNP) and there is a great view at the end of the trail so I definitely encourage families to try this hike.

Simple hike. Steep but simple. Open mountain side. Lots of boardwalks early. Saw a family (3) of mountain goats on trail.

hiking
bugs
no shade
9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

Nice walk, we did continue for an extra half a mile towards the lake. The views were great, it was a bit busy though. We saw a couple of mountain goats (including baby goats) crossing the trail in front of us. Kids loved it.

hiking
snow
9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

Very busy - it took me 30 minutes of circling to get a parking spot at noon on a Thursday! The hike was spectacular. Millions of wildflowers and beautiful views as you go. We saw 3 mountain goat (one came right to the trail and crossed it; didn't mind all the tourists) and 6 big horn sheep. It is a bit of an incline the whole way. I am slow and so it took me 1 hour to get up and 1 hour to get down. Had lunch at the top sitting on a rock. It is windy and sunny at the top. The day before a big hail storm had come through. Be prepared for mountain weather. Remember, don't feed the wildlife!! Leave those cute squirrels alone - "kindness kills"!

hiking
9 months ago

Meh, if you want something short by Logan Pass Visitor center, it’ll do.

hiking
no shade
9 months ago

Love this short walk. Beautiful views in all directions. Good thing to do with family that has varying levels of fitness. My mother, who does not hike, was content spending time on the paths near the parking lot and walking around the gift shop. Others who can climb the series of stairs and are not bothered by the altitude should make it to the overlook.

hiking
9 months ago

Nice trail with great views. Wonderful wild flowers, lovely vista for picnic. Fairly crowded though.

hiking
no shade
9 months ago

Very busy trail and most of it was boardwalk through beautiful wildflowers. Overlook was great and you can even continue on to go down towards the hidden lake. Plenty of wildlife too. Bring binoculars if you have them. Saw lots of kids and families.

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