Highline Trail

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Highline Trail is a 38.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Browning, 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
7598 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.

hiking
2 days ago

Only downside was the smoke closing the view from the wild fires in Sept.

5 days ago

hiking
29 days ago

Absolutely breathtaking! Parked at the loop parking lot and rode the shuttle to Logan’s pass. Hiked to Granite Chalet then took the loop trail to the parking lot. 12.5miles of pure heaven

hiking
1 month ago

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2 months ago

Picked Glacier as my senior trip destination. This has held up over the years as the very best trail I have ever hiked.

hiking
2 months ago

One of the best hikes I've ever done! There is always something beautiful to see every climb and the views are nothing but spectacular! Bring lots of water because it's a long and fun hike!

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

We just spent 6 days in Glacier and logged over 100 miles. This was the best hike we went on. Spurs to lookout points are well worth the additional miles. Enjoy!

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

Amazing!

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Did this in July with a few relatives (including a gutsy 6-year-old!) and it is one of the best trails I've ever done. Started from Logan Pass and ended on the loop trailhead (~12 miles total I think). It was absolutely gorgeous the entire time. Beautiful views to your left the whole way, including of bird woman falls and the mount heaven Glacier. Tons of wildflowers and beargrass meadows. We saw a grizzly mama and cub, a black bear (at uncomfortably close range- definitely bring bear spray!), a ptarmigan, and several mountain goats and marmot.

Start early for parking!!! Even if you're just parking at Logan and taking the shuttle up, it fills up by 9. Also, the shuttle stops running fairly early, so you'll want to get an early start if you want to use that as your transport.

There were plenty of people hiking it but never felt too crowded- maybe it was just because there's so much open sky. It is a serious hike with a few steep uphills and a long downhill at the end, so I would only recommend it if you're in decent shape. However, it is one of the top 10 hikes I've ever done so if you are in Glacier for more than a couple days, I would definitely take a day to tackle this one!

backpacking
3 months ago

If you only have one day, do this trail! Great views the whole way! May be a little windy at the start but gets much better after you get away from Logan Pass.

hiking
3 months ago

Hiked on August 30th...lots of smoke so long views were minimal. Hiked in three miles and hiked back to Logan Pass.

hiking
3 months ago

A must-go trail in GNP, but go prepared. Bring enough water and bear spray. We did not see any bear but saw a deer. If you start early enough, you can hike the first few miles before it gets hot.

However, there's so much smoke in the park recently that we could not get very good views/photos on the trail.