The Garden Wall

HARD 18 reviews
#11 of 113 trails in

The Garden Wall is a 14.9 mile moderately 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 April until October.

DISTANCE
14.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3927 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

no dogs

hiking
6 days ago

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6 days ago

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10 days ago

17 days ago

Tough jaunt up to the window, but once there you are greeted with some amazing views of both sides of the divide!

20 days ago

The view is worth it, but it's definitely recommended that you be fit enough to handle the elevation gain and drop. The unparalleled view, however, really makes the struggle worth it.

hiking
24 days ago

Whole family loved, loved, loved this trail. Fav was the Glacier Overlook even though my asthmatic kids did have to pause a moment as the air was tougher to catch their breath. Can't wait to do it again!

hiking
25 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Amazing. The wall ascent was tough, but the view from the top, wow. Lots of traffic today, but worth every bit of the pain I'm going to feel tomorrow.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

I've hiked this twice on my way up the Highline, worth every step although a bit tricky in a windy hail storm.

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1 month ago

5 months ago

9 months ago

11 months ago

Amazing views that photos do not do justice. I saw a herd of bighorn sheep 10 feet away, plus a mountain goat. Lots of exposure to the elements on the way back so be prepared. Views from the chalet are amazing.

11 months ago

hiking
Sunday, August 04, 2013

Awesome hike. Really easy, great views, and cool wildlife. I went just after it stopped raining and fog was covering the whole valley below. So beautiful.

hiking
Saturday, October 13, 2012

One of the easiest hikes in glacier except for the distance, and for that reason probably the busiest trail in Glacier Park. Spectacular views the whole way. Took the spur up to Grinnell Glacier, up all the way, but worth it, great views. So many waterfalls along the trail. Recommend starting at Logan Pass, After the chalet it's all down hill. Had a ride waiting to pick me up at going-to-the-sun-road.

hiking
Monday, October 01, 2012

This is a very popular Glacier Park hike for serious hikers. Part of the Highline trails, owing to spectacular vistas, excellent wildlife viewing opportunities, and low level of difficulty by starting at Logan Pass. The trail follows the west face of the Continental Divide, maintaining a relatively constant elevation to Granite Park Chalet, from there the trail heads down to the Going-to-the-Sun road at "the loop". Elevation gain 830, elevation loss to the loop 3025. Many spur trail options off this trail, including the 8/10 trail up to a notch in the Garden Wall for a view of Grinnell Glacier which I recommend highly. Spent 10 days hiking @ Glacier & it could have been 30. Glacier is a serious hikers paradise, IMO.