Scenic Point

HARD 16 reviews
#17 of 105 trails in

Scenic Point is a 7.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near East Glacier Park, Montana that features a lake. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking and walking.

7.7 miles
2368 feet
Out & Back







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3 days ago

4 days ago

this trail was really difficult due to it being absolutely freezing and insanely windy and rocky. That being said the entire time you are faced with amazing views and I saw a family of mountain goats, with babies, on the way down. All in all one of my favorite hikes of glacier, but I'm a sucker for a challenge and beautiful views.

8 days ago

It was super windy and the constant steep incline was definitely a challenge. The last .75 mile didn't seem like they'd be that scenic and then you get to the end of the trail it is shockingly beautiful. Totally worth the effort. Took us about 3.5 hours at a good pace. Only had to go over snow once and it was minimal.

19 days ago

23 days ago

Nice hike with great views. Keep in mind that when you get to the rock cairn you are NOT at Scenic Point. You are at a saddle on the trail. It has scenic views, but it is not Scenic Point. To get to Scenic Point continue past the cairn along the rim trail. It is about 0.7 miles further. When I hiked this last week there was a snow field covering the rim trail so you needed to hike above and around the snow field.

1 month ago

A bit snowy still in the bottom third, but worth it. Saw some mountain goats and flowers starting to bloom. The views are fantastic for a quick half day hike!

3 months ago

This is by far one of the more challenging hikes in Glacier. BRING LOTS OF WATER!!! There is none. It is easy the first mile and a half. Once you get past Apostocki Falls, bring on the climb! Make sure to take pictures next to the ghost tree about a mile up (pretty obvious). Past that point, lots of straight up the damn ridge. You will be some snow toward the top but the last 100 ft vert is all scramble Just follow the footprints to the top. IT IS WINDY AT THE TOP so hang on but worth the 360 degrees of view you get. Please knock over the cairn at the top, it WILL get in the way of pictures and it is quite large (means it was quite the climb!)

8 months ago

9 months ago

Great views. Well worth the effort.

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Lots of uphill but so worth the amazing views! Bring lots of water!

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Worth the work! Gorgeous views the entire way, but stunning from the top. Big Horn sheep grazing close by, marmots waiting for your leftovers, and the closest I've ever felt to Heaven.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Pretty good return for the investment

Sunday, September 08, 2013

We did the 8 mile (round trip) hike and turned around once we got to the top of scenic point. We saw breath taking views the entire journey but they just kept getting better as we got closer to the top. It was a little rainy and got pretty cold at higher elevations. I would definitely recommend this trail to anyone in the East Glacier area.

Sunday, May 06, 2012

Breathtaking views! Unbelievable!