Highline Trail

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Highline Trail is a 38.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near West Glacier, Montana that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
38.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
8740 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

The High-Line trail runs from the Logan Pass Visitors Center to The Loop Trail Head along the Garden Wall. The first 7.6 miles of the trail in easy with gradual elevation climb. After Granite Park Chalet the trail drops 2,200 feet in 4 miles to the Loop Trail Head. Expect heavy traffic and be early if you plan to park at the visitors center. The trail in very narrow in some places with steep drop offs. There are three other trails that joint the Highland at Granite Park Chalet allowing of alternative hiking options.

15 hours ago

This trail offers gorgeous views pretty much the entire time.

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3 days ago

This is one of the most amazing trails I've ever hiked! We started from Logan Pass and hiked the Loop, and we did the extra very steep .6 mile hike up to the overlook. We saw big horn sheep right on the trail, and several marmots. The last four miles back to the shuttle isn't that great and was very hot as there is no shade. But still definitely worth it!

4 days ago

The Highline trails is known to have a bit of everything the park has to offer. The first 7 miles have beautiful mountain views and such an array of wildflowers! We veered off to hike up to Grinnell Glacier over look. It is .6 miles but seemed much longer due to the 900+ feet in elevation you gain, it's very steep! The views from the top and the three bighorn sheep we saw made it well worth the effort. We went to the chalet .8 miles from where you go to the glacier overlook took a bathroom break and had some snacks from the little shop they have. It's 4 miles to the loop from there all down hill and very hard on your feet. When you get the the loop a shuttle will take you back up to the Logans Pass parking lot. All in all a beautiful hike.

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4 days ago

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5 days ago

After doing my research for a single day hike in Glacier we decided to day hike the Highline trail starting from Logan's Pass down to the Loop. One issue is the lack of parking both at the loop and at the Pass Visitor Center. We were there shortly after 8am and had to park about 1/2 mile down from the Logan's Pass Visitor Center lot. Most people parked there are not doing the Highline trail. The first 6 or so miles down to the switchback up to the Grinnell Glacier overlook were spectacular (views, waterfalls, flora etc). Also this part of the trail is probably only moderate. We decided to add the hike up to the glacier overlook and that 0.6-mile is strenuous but most definitely worth the reward. We saw big horn sheep as well as the overlook itself. After coming back down we stopped off at the chalet where there are toilets available and snacks and a great view again. The next 4-miles down to the loop is all downhill and fairly hard on the feet and not as interesting as the rest of the hike. Overall a great hike.

5 days ago

The wall was not as narrow as I thought it would be. We went to the top of the switchbacks and the view on both sides was incredible.

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8 days ago

Fantastic hike! The views were stunning, tons of wild flowers, and we saw multiple mountain goats on the trail. We did about 2 hr hike out to the top of a switchback section and then hiked back to the trailhead at Logan's pass. Parking was a pain though.

8 days ago

Unreal views the whole way!!! Really the only difficult part was the length, the hike overall didn't gain much elevation (one way) unless you do the glacier cut off (which is worth it!!). One of the prettiest hikes to do in my opinion!

8 days ago

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9 days ago

We took the shuttle from Apgar to Logan Pass, then hiked from Logan Pass to Granite Park Chalet, then down to the Loop, and took the shuttle back to Apgar. The hike was beautiful, but it was a hot day. Bring plenty of water. We finished around 6:30pm, and the wait for the shuttle back to Apgar was about an hour. Give yourself time to wait for the shuttle or time to find parking if you decide to drive. Very busy during the summer.

10 days ago

This is the #1 rated hiking trail in Glacier for a reason. The views are insanely beautiful with countless waterfalls, endless wildflowers and gorgeous snow-capped mountain vistas. It reminds me of the fabulous Panorama Trail in Yosemite. We started at Logan Pass and hiked to the Loop, then caught the free park shuttle back to our car at Logan Pass. It's 7.6 miles of truly spectacular views to the Granite Park Chalet, then 4 mikes of mostly downhill through a burned forest with no shade. The last 4 miles are not nearly as pretty, but they go quickly. We saw a mountain goat, marmots, and a grizzly with a cub (off the trail, did not bother anyone). Although 11.6 miles total, it's mostly flat or downhill. Narrow trail with steep drops at the start, I would not bring small kids. There is a bathroom at the Granite Park Chalet. Parking is hard to get at Logan Pass. Don't miss this hike!

11 days ago

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19 days ago

Very pretty scenery and views. Popular hike with many hikers but for a good reason!

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21 days ago

Hiked the 12mile segment to the Loop Shuttle stop.
Next time would hike to the chalet from Logan Pass, spend the night and hike back to Logan. 4mile segment after the chalet was all down hill and a 1 on the interest scale. An overnight with great weather would be amazing star gazing!!

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22 days ago

Stunning! We left the Logan Pass (from a park shuttle) and went all the way to Granite Park Chalet, then turned east and went up and over Swiftcurrent Pass down to our campsite in Many Glacier. Saw a wolverine! About 12 mile loop and spectacular. Don't go up the pass, come down it!

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30 days ago