Hidden Lake Overlook

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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

no dogs

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.

A little crowded. Some views obstructed by clouds. Saw a marmot and mountain goat.

hiking
1 day ago

Nice hiking to the Overlook area. Saw several mountain goats. Stunning views from many different places.

hiking
4 days ago

Was hoping to get down to the lake but the trail was closed due to too much bear activity. Still, one of the prettiest trails I’ve ever done. The incline really isn’t too bad and the views all around are amazing. A hike that you should definitely take your time on and just enjoy the land around you. Saw about 25 goats on the trail.

hiking
5 days ago

Made it to the top of Logan's pass, tons of wind, over 7,000 feet up. Very nice trail seen a few ground hogs but no goats or Rams. Highly recommend it.

hiking
6 days ago

Hiked on July 10. Still some patches of snow on the trail. Crowded but very nice.... trail is well maintained. We were lucky to see many mountain goats. Parking is a Challenge... get there early.

hiking
snow
6 days ago

Did this after Avalanche and parking was a pain (10:30). Saw several large goats and there was a good bit of snow but nothing too bad. Couldn’t access the actual lake due to it being fish spawning season and a lot of bear activity so we had to settle on the overlook. Still beautiful though!

hiking
snow
7 days ago

We did this trail on 7/10/19. It was heavily trafficked at this point, but still absolutely gorgeous views. There was snow still present on some parts of the trail, so watch out. The first half is primarily on boardwalks. The latter part from the overlook to the lake was closed due to bear activity. We did spot many goats on the way to the overlook. Tons of amazing views on this trail!

hiking
snow
8 days ago

hiking
8 days ago

Probably hardest spot to find parking because it is so busy. Uphill climb was strenously with a toddler with some snow along the way. We walked into mountain goats and saw a herd of bighorn sheep also. We couldn't get down to the lake because the last 1.5 mile was closed due to bear activity caused by fish spawning near the water.

I honestly can't remember much about this trail except for the herd of 7 goats that took my breath away! It's a beautiful money shot vista at the "end", which I couldn't reach because of a bear sighting (theme of my trip). The wildlife blew me away on this hike - in addition to the goats, there were chipmunks and fat marmots. This is locked in my memory vault.

hiking
muddy
snow
11 days ago

7/5: Snow covered 90% of the boardwalks making it slushy and muddy at times from the number of hikers...some of the snow was hard packed making it difficult to walk on with sneakers as some of the visitors found out. The lake trail is closed due to bear activity, but from the overlook no bears were sighted. It took us about 45 minutes one way.

hiking
snow
11 days ago

Lots of snow. Great Views along the hike, lake view would have been better had it not been pouring heavily!

hiking
12 days ago

Great views lots of snow.

hiking
snow
13 days ago

Amazing views but we couldn’t make it to the end (last week) due to snow. Many made it to the lookout including kids. You can get a great view even in the beginning of the trail with all the glacier lilies in the foreground and mountains in the back. The parking at Logan pass took 20 min to get a spot around noon. Lots of ground squirrels at the beginning. Some folks spotted bighorn sheep near the lake.

hiking
no shade
snow
14 days ago

Excellent trail! The snow was a challenge without any micro spikes...trekking poles made all of the difference! Beautiful views....

hiking
15 days ago

We hiked on 6/28/19. It was a lot of snow/slush and took longer due to the snow and the large crowds. We started early and still a lot of people but worth the hike. I carried my 1 year old through it and did fine just be cautious of melting snow and collapsing snow bridges.

hiking
snow
17 days ago

Very snowy still on 6/30, about 90% of trail is covered in slush and very crowded, but view at top is amazing and saw several mountain goats

hiking
snow
17 days ago

A few mountain goats right on the trail at the lookout. Short hike but challenging with the slushy snow going uphill.

hiking
19 days ago

The route starts out across a wide meadow with lots of wildflowers in bloom. There was a lot of snow on some sections of the trail, and navigating these was somewhat interesting to say the least. We saw a marmot and two mountain goats on the trail. The overlook was very scenic.

hiking
20 days ago

Beautiful amazing hike to a snowy mountain surrounded by a deep blue crystal clear lake with snow and ice floating in it. We saw mountain goats with babies, and marmots. Felt like we were in Switzerland! A lot of snow to walk through so plan for that!

hiking
no shade
snow
21 days ago

Started late roughly 2:30 many folks starting after ya as well, waited maybe 5 minutes to get a parking spot. Snow/ice mist the way. Hiking boots recommended, many folks made it in tennis shoes. Spikes/poles not required maybe for newer/older hikers. Great views from the get go, many squirrels and a few goats near the lookout. Great for all ages.

hiking
23 days ago

We got to the Logan Pass visitors center at around 2pm on 6/23/19, the first day the Going-to-the-Sun Road was opened for the season. There was a lot of snow about 1/4 mile up the trail and everyone needed to follow the trail markers. About 3/4 of the way up, the rain and sleet came in and made the hike pretty miserable all the way back down to the visitors center. The Lake was VERY hidden from view ... see photos... If you do this hike any time soon, bring your hiking sticks and maybe even micro-spikes....and a rain jacket.

hiking
2 months ago

Simple trail with nice views and plenty of people. The overlook is impressive, and it’s worth a stop.

walking
3 months ago

Easy walk to the overlook with great scenery the entire way.

hiking
7 months ago

Did this trail the Saturday after Going-To-The-Sun road opened this year. Came here in the afternoon, found parking easily The trail was still mostly covered in snow. Many people came with their sleds and skis - apparently a yearly ritual for some locals. Hidden Lake was still frozen. The views were dramatic and stunning at the overlook and throughout the hike. I just wish there were less people.

9 months ago

Amazing views all around. We aren’t in great shape so it took us a little longer than others. There were a lot of people on the trail; views getting there and back were just as beautiful as the Hidden Lake. Mostly wooden planks and then there are gravel trails. Some snow on the boardwalks but dries out around noon.

hiking
9 months ago

Wonderful hike with lots of wildlife. We seen a lot of Mt Goats and long horn sheep. The flowers were just starting to bloom.

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