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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.

Length 2.8 mi Elevation gain 580 ft Route type Out & Back

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Forest

Lake

Views

Wildlife

Bugs

Snow

No dogs

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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.

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Reviews (607)
Photos (746)
Recordings (446)
Completed (1632)
Nichole De Boom
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Hiking

This is closed from the visitor center as of 8/4- you cannot get to the outlook!

T. M. P.
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HikingIcySnow

Soooo beautiful!! Hiking thru the ice/snow patches can be a bit of a challenge but you *have* to persevere and get to the lookout! It’s so worth it - words cannot do it justice! We so wanted to see a black bear as there reportedly have been sightings but no such luck. Still an amazing and rewarding hike!! 100% recommend!!

Vinto T.
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Hiking

07/27/2020 8:00 AM Amazing trail, amazing views. show up before 7.30 AM or after 4 PM to get parking spot, otherwise park remote and walk back to trailhead.

Staci Gray
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HikingGreat!No shade
Rachel Seguin
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Hiking

Freaking gorgeous. Big horn sheep and mountain goats everywhere. A grizzly crossed the trail. Four stars only because it’s so crowded. We hiked it in the afternoon and parking wasn’t a problem. Nice easy hike (we only went to the Overlook, the trail down to the lake was closed).

Tania Lokmagozian
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HikingClosed

The trail was closed due to a bear sighting from yesterday that was hunting some goats and got onto the trail. I wish they would have put a sign out before driving the long way up to Logan Pass. Definitely get there between 6-7:30am to find a place to park. The ranger said the trail will be closed until there isn’t a bear sighting for 3 days.

Ian Hundley
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Hiking

Great trail, lots of people, lots of mountain goats (20) and rams (20). It was a nice observation of hidden lake.

Alycia Murtha
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HikingIcyMuddyNo shadeSnow

This was one of the best hikes we completed at the park. Lots of wildlife (goats, sheep, a bear, and marmots) and scenic views. Make sure to wear appropriate shoes as there is still icy patches of snow that begin to melt as temperatures rise making passage slick. Hiking poles are not a bad idea. Rangers did close the trail once the bear crossed the trail. I definitely recommend getting there early as parking fills up quicker than you think. 7:30 is almost too late for a close spot.

Ryan Olexia
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HikingNo shade

Unreal! I am continually surprised that places like this really exist. Wildflowers, mountain top meadows, bighorn sheep, grizzly bears, mountain goats. This is simply one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen in person. Parking is impossible, we arrived at 7:55am and drove in circles for 45 minutes until a spot opened. Get there before 730 or after 5pm. We had 4 adults and 4 under 12, it is very doable for all ages. Pretty congested with people. Saw a grizzly a couple hundred yards off and the trail was closed while we were on it. Despite the parking and congestion absolutely worth the time. Probably my favorite hike of all time.

David amaya
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Great!Snow

fun trail

Aurora R.
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Hiking

I echo all the other reviews, this one is worth it despite the crowds! Literally every second on this trail is gorgeous. If taking kids, this is one they can do but there is one small section that is slick and a little steep. We carried our three year old on that part only, otherwise he was able to hike it himself. We arrived by 7:40am and were one of the last cars to get parking, so plan accordingly. VERY crowded. Bear activity is still keeping the trail to the lake closed. Snowy sections are slick, I was glad I had my poles!

Allyson Morici
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HikingBugsSnow

The best trail in all of glacier national park!! Be prepared for snow and watery passes, as the trail is covered in some parts! There were warnings about bear activity, but we didn’t see one! We started the hike at 8:30 wanted to get some awesome views for sunset—-/ totally worth it!!! Ended up getting back down around 9:30 and there was still plenty of light! The views were insane!!!!!! Saw mountain goats up close and personal and big horned sheep!! Literally amazing!! Make sure you dress for the hike- I wore long pants and a hoodie and was perfect ( temperature wise), and bring lots of bug spray once you near the top mosquitos are insane! Totally recommend this hike to anyone!!!! Literally breathtaking!! This hike is usually very crowded but at “night” it was barely crowded but still enough people to make me feel safe if there was a bear! Lol

Hayden E
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HikingIcyMuddyNo shadeSnow

So this was my first trail at Glacier and I'm glad it was done on my first day. As many people have mentioned, it's BUSY. The Logan Pass parking lot is definitely tough and will probably get worse if/when the high line opens. I recommend wearing a mask for the atleast the first half mile. There are a lot of people. Once you get into the snow, you can spread out. Wear boots! Most people had tennis shoes and sandles on. They were slipping and sliding not realizing how they could crash into others. Most people don't have trail etiquette and don't allow people to pass. There's a tough spot half way where only one person at a time could go and neither side would yield so you would stand there waiting for like 20 minutes to pass while people could knock you off your spot due to the snow. The view point is pretty and I didn't go down the lake because the view didn't look much better. I believe they closed it off due to bear activity. Yes, you should go if you can but be mindful of the parking, the crowds and snow.

Kayla Albrecht McMenamin
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HikingIcySnow

Short and sweet, go slow on the snow. We saw tons of mountain goats and one grizzly through binoculars. We heard from rangers there has been quite a bit of bear activity lately (trail to the lake was closed because of it). Gorgeous view of hidden lake. Pretty crowded.

Matt Brewer
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Hiking

Hit the trail at about 6:30am on July 27. Lots of wildlife. A herd of bighorn sheep was grazing in the grass, just as the trail turned from asphalt to boardwalk. Watching the sun rise over the mountains was worth the early start! A large goat surprised us, standing on the overlook deck as we came around the corner. We had the deck to ourselves for a couple of minutes, but the trail was pretty packed as we were headed out. The mosquitos were thick once the sun rose, especially around the overlook deck. There is still quite a bit of snow on the path and is pretty hard packed and slick in a few spots. The trail down to the lake remains closed, due to heavy bear activity.

David Wenaas
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HikingScrambleSnow

This is a highly trafficked trail that leaves from the visitor center. Trail surface was snow, gravel, mud, water and steps. Beautiful views from the end lookout over hidden lake, great little hike.

Annie Caron
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HikingIcySnow

Beautiful hike, however a group of 20 or so hikers (myself included) were charged by grizzly at the overlook today. Please be careful on this trail!

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