Looking for a great trail near Babb, Montana? AllTrails has 27 great hiking trails, trail running trails, dogs no trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails in Glacier National Park, we've got you covered. Ready for some activity? There are 11 moderate trails in Babb ranging from 6.9 to 39.2 miles and from 4,222 to 7,539 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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rocky
scramble
washed out
4 days ago

Lotta wildlife out there my dudes!! Totally rad hike! Best I've ever done, keep calm and hike on my friends

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rocky
snow
4 days ago

Saw a couple moose, a three-toed woodpecker, and a lot of amazing views! Last section of hike was marked with snowy terrain and was a hike at your own risk.

hiking
snow
4 days ago

This was our favorite hike in Glacier, it was breathtaking the whole way with the views. Trail is clearly marked and had steady traffic the whole way. We went past the closed portion, but didn’t make it all the way to the glacier due to snow. Several groups were going all the way to the end but we chose not to risk climbing over melting snowfields with such a large drop to the valley below. Definitely worth it regardless of not being able to finish! Did 8.2 miles total and took about 4 hours with snack and photo stops.

hiking
5 days ago

We got into the park by 9 and parking at the trailhead was only 3 spots left. There were other areas available to use for this hike or the glacier hike. The flora was abound in bloom today while hiking from the trailhead to the lake. The trail was busy but not crowded. The ranger told us they had recently rerouted the trail near the end to higher level due to the old trail was always in need of maintenance. The view was enjoyable and the wind made it feel cool. Make sure you visit the Hidden Falls before you leave.

Great hike. Decent elevation gain to the lake that will get your attention, but saw plenty of families making it. Once you’re at the lake, the switchbacks up to Ptarmigan Tunnel look much worse than they are. We went up and all the way through the tunnel (which was open) and took in an amazing view.

hiking
6 days ago

Our favorite trail all week! Rated as moderate, probably due to the length. The elevation gain is very gradual and therefore lots easier than other moderate trails. Toughest part, which wasn’t bad at all, is the first half mile or so. Very diverse scenery from majestic vistas, to forested areas, an of course the lake (which is beautiful)! We hiked on July 11 and there were TONS of beautiful wildflowers! A wonderful waterfall at the halfway point was a great place to take a short break! Highly recommend this hike!!

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snow
6 days ago

This has to be my best hike so far! We hiked this 7/11/19. PLENTY of beautiful views to go around! The first 2 miles is pretty flat, and then starts to grade up. There was a sign after around 3.5 miles warning us about snow. There were about 5 icy spots that we had to navigate, 4 of which had alternative paths right below. Best take your poles since the ice can be very slippery due to hiker activity. There’s nothing but falling down to the valley below if you have bad footing. There was also a spot we had to hike through a small waterfall. The glacier up above was calm and silent. It is sad to see the degradation of it over time. On our way back, we spotted a grizzly on our trail. But another gentleman and I, with bear sprays, were able to scare it off. There was another grizzly in the valley below. Stay safe, there are warning signs all around warning you of frequent bear activity. The last part of the hike up is pretty challenging! But once you’re up, you won’t be disappointed.

rocky
snow
6 days ago

Such a good hike! Pretty gradual the entire way. Views all around and well maintained!

Amazing views the whole way. Was signs saying dangerous due to snow but many people were passing. made it all the way up to grinnell overlook. saw mountain goat family on the way up.

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bugs
snow
8 days ago

Amazing hike! There was a warning at about the 3.5m mark but we proceeded because we are experienced and avalanche trained. There were about 4 snow crossing that was were fairly easy to do with no concerns. It was a very busy hike until the warning sign and then just a few people continued on. Absolutely gorgeous with the two glaciers after hiking past 3 lakes and all the wild flowers. So sad to see how far the glacier has receded (pics avail in the MG Hotel). There was a family of mountain goats at the top (two babies) and one young male moose at the bottom lake (Josephine). Sadly it was scared and waded through the water trying to get to shore where no people were but they kept crowding it trying to get pictures until the boat driver yelled at them to give it room. Recently, where I live, a poor moose drown and died in a lake because there were too many tourists trying to take pictures and it was too scared, stressed and tired to get to safety. PLEASE respect the wildlife - this is THEIR HOME!

hiking
8 days ago

The experience being at Cracker Lake is everything you have read - beautiful glacial-blue hazy water surrounded by mountains on every side. It is absolutely stunning. The reason I said it is 4 stars is two-fold. First off, the reviews that talk about how bad the start of the trail is because of the horses are completely accurate. However we read lots of reviews about it being a mile, it is 2 miles (we used the app during our trail to record). So what is a gorgeous lake hike starts and ends with 2 miles of smelly, slippery mud and horse poop with often only small walkable areas. The other warning is that it is heavily bear trafficked. There was scat on the trail throughout and we did see a big grizzley on the way back that stopped many of us while we waited for him to move away from the trail. Other hikers told us about a mother and her cubs in the area this morning. We did not see them though The lake is top notch but you certainly have to earn it and be alert throughout.

One of my favorite all time hikes. It reminds me of Lake Louise without the crowds.

hiking
8 days ago

One of the best hikes in Glacier. Did this on July 6th. The weather was very favorable with light showers here and there. It was a pretty easy hike. The scenic views throughout was breathtaking. Would definitely love to come back here.

Hiked June 20th, 2019. We were dropped off at the parking lot. The hike is easy at the start as you hike along a lake and then another, being Grinnell Lake. We started our ascent to the Glacier and stopped where the sign said, due to snowfall and meeting up with an off duty Glacier Park Ranger who also stopped. On our way back down, a grizzly bear was coming up the path. We had to turn around back up and wait. We continued this for almost an hour until the few of us with bear spray walked down the trail, yelling random things, until the bear finally got off the trail. We told a few Europeans about the Grizzly and carrying bear spray and one said “Do you spray the bear with it or onto ourselves!” PLEASE READ THE BEAR HANDOUT THEY GIVE YOU AT THE ENTRANCE STATION! This was one of the best hikes we’ve ever experience and the grizzly bear was the (unwanted) cherry on the top!

This is a must do trail in Glacier. It is also a must wake up early trail as it quickly becomes very congested. We started the trail before 7:00 and were back down by 12:00 including plenty of time at the lake. No significant wildlife sightings on the morning of 07/07/19.

This hike will take quite a while and can be crowded at times! It’s very picturesque the entire hike, stunning. If you haven’t seen a glacier up close and personal, this is your hike.

Awesome shorter trail!

Beyond amazing. Decent amount of snow covering parts of the trail but worth the slight risk!

Hiked the full trail 7/05/19. Large snow banks still in the area but able to cross them. An abundance of wildflowers, incredible views of the lakes, & lots of wildlife. The glacier itself was breath taking! This is our favorite day hike in the area!

Used this trail to go up to Lake Josephine and then back too. It was beautiful! Overall hike (including the lake) was prob 6 miles. It was beautiful and fairly flat. There was a pretty marked up trail. Personally didn’t, but people in front saw a grizzly cub.

The trail has a warning sign at the lookout point warning hikers of snow and hazardous conditions. MANY people (including us) went around the sign and were able to make it to very top! There is a ranger at the first snow crossing to make sure people are being safe passing. People were crossing in tennis shoes. We went with crampons and poles. It's very do-able, just need to be very careful. The views are incredible the whole way up!!

amazing views! beginning of July is the perfect time to do this since there were tones of wild flowers on the way.

hiking
10 days ago

the lake was beautiful. I would have given it 5 stars if it weren't for the horse trail portion of the trail. we took the trail right after a big rain so it was extremely muddy and covered in horse sh*t. there are many gorgeous hikes in the park that this is NOT worth the pain.

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