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Best trails in Babb

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Looking for a great trail near Babb, Montana? AllTrails has 26 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. You'll also find some great local park options, like Akamina-Kishinena Provincial Park. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 11 hard trails in Babb ranging from 6.3 to 54 miles and from 4,225 to 9,071 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Top trails (26)
#1 - Grinnell Glacier Trail [CLOSED]
Glacier National Park
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Length: 11.2 mi • Est. 5 h 30 m
Note: As of August 2020, visitors cannot access this route via the trailhead shown on this page. Access to the eastern side of Glacier National Park is closed due to COVID-19 precautions. Users have reported that Grinnell Glacier can still be accessed from the western side of Glacier National Park. Areas of this hike may be closed even into June due to lingering snow. Please consult the park's website before visiting.Show more
#2 - Iceberg Lake Trail [CLOSED]
Glacier National Park
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Length: 9.3 mi • Est. 4 h 43 m
This trail is experiencing full or partial closure due to COVID-19. Please see the open trails nearby for alternate hiking options. The trailhead is behind the Swiftcurrent Motor Inn in the Many Glacier section of Glacier National Park. At the very beginning, there is a section about .1 mile in length that climbs about 250'. It is the only steep section on the trail, but be ready for it on the return! Those with bad knees will find it a brief challenge. Most of the climb and return are easy-moderate. Most of the trail passes through open terrain, with most of the forested spots in the middle of the hike. At 2.8 miles, just past Ptarmigan Falls, there is a trail junction for the Ptarmigan Trail. The falls are a great place for a reast stop, and there is an outhouse just off the trail, right before you get there. Views are panoramic for most of the route. The trail ends at a lake called Iceberg Lake, named bfor the icebergs that float in the the lake all year (the lake is in the shadows of Mt. Wilbur and gets very little sun, so the water remains cold). The water is bearable for brief step-ins, and some of the icebergs are big enough to stand on. The trail is "rated A+ for grizzly viewing", but the presence of bears cannot be guaranteed. Having said that, the trail and/or adjacent areas are often closed for short periods due to bear activity.Show more
#3 - Cracker Lake Trail [CLOSED]
Glacier National Park
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Length: 12 mi • Est. 5 h 57 m
This trail is experiencing full or partial closure due to COVID-19. Please see the open trails nearby for alternate hiking options. One of the most beautiful hikes in Glacier. It's fairly long hike and the scenery is great. You truly get to experience everything from crossing creeks on log bridges, trekking through the woods and then the final approach to cracker lake is a breeze. Make sure to plan accordingly and go the extra ~1 mile down to the lake shore. Gorgeous blue nestled below the Glacier and surrounded by mountains on all sides.Show more
#4 - Grinnell Lake Trail [CLOSED]
Glacier National Park
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Length: 7.1 mi • Est. 3 h 6 m
This trail is experiencing full or partial closure due to COVID-19. Please see the open trails nearby for alternate hiking options. Note: The bridge near the end of the lake trail is removed in the winter, so hikers cannot get all the way to the final lake. A beautiful hike to a glacial lake beneath a massive melting glacier. This is one of the most beautiful hikes in the entire National Park. The wonderfully maintained park trail will take you past beautiful lakes onto steep hillsides with sweeping views of waterfalls and glaciers all around you. You will probably see a lot of wildlife on the trip as well so be ready with your camera. When you get to Grinnell Lake you will see icebergs (no joke) floating in the lake from the rapidly retreating Grinnell Glacier. It is not advisable to walk on the glacier as there are crevasses but if you are careful and are there during the late summer the crevasses should be very visible and you can take a very cautious stroll onto the ice.Show more
#5 - Redrock Falls via Swiftcurrent Pass [CLOSED]
Glacier National Park
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Length: 3.6 mi • Est. 1 h 36 m
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#6 - Swiftcurrent Pass Trail To Swiftcurrent Mountain [CLOSED]
Glacier National Park
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Length: 15.9 mi • Est. 8 h 57 m
Note: This trail is experiencing full or partial closure due to COVID-19. Please see the open trails nearby for alternate hiking options. Although the full Swiftcurrent Pass trail itself is CLOSED for the 2020 season, you can get to a gorgeous overlook near the Highline Trail about one mile (one-way) from the Granite Chalet. The Swiftcurrent Pass Trail originates just east of Fishercap Lake. This single-track trail winds four miles through Swiftcurrent Creek Drainage Basin, offering access to three named lakes (Fishercap, Redrock, Swiftcurrent). Windmaker Lake is also available via off-trail excursion. Near the western tip of Bullhead Lake, the trail crosses Swiftcurrent Creek and ascends some 1,850 feet to Swiftcurrent Pass. Remarkably maintained with awe-inspiring vistas, the Swiftcurrent Pass Trail is a favorite among those who frequent Glacier National Park. Swiftcurrent Mountain, standing at 8,346 feet with 676' vertical prominence, rises intimidatingly over the valley below. A 1.3 mile spur trail offers a class one/two route to its summit, gaining 1,300 feet of elevation along the way. Series of switchbacks ease the ascent's difficulty. The peak's true summit lies a few steps beyond Swiftcurrent Lookout; this is the highest point accessible via established trail in Glacier National Park. Summit vistas encompass glaciers, lakes, turquoise-hued tarns, and surrounding rocky peaks. Listed among the ten most remarkable hikes in Glacier National Park (per HikeInGlacier), this route offers a less travelled alternative to the nearby trio of Iceberg, Grinnell, and Cracker Lake. While this trail lacks crystalline, turquoise waters, tantalizing vistas mixed with plentiful waterfalls offer a stunning display of Montana's beauty. Redrock Falls, glacial-fed cascades, a quartet of lakes, and numerous vista spurs render the adventure to Swiftcurrent Pass unforgettable. These features additionally mitigate the potentially arduous distance. Parking is available near Swiftcurrent Motor Inn. This lot, as with many in Glacier, fills quickly; Iceberg and Ptarmigan Lakes share a trailhead area with Swiftcurrent Pass. Groups usually travel this trail in sections, typically culminating at Redrock Falls, Bullhead Lake, Swiftcurrent Pass, or Swiftcurrent Mountain. Staging a car at Logan Pass allows for a fusion with the Highline Trail. Additionally, the trek to Granite Chalet is approximately eight miles one-way-- camping out here could be prudent.Show more
#7 - Ptarmigan Lake Trail [CLOSED]
Glacier National Park
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Length: 8.6 mi • Est. 4 h 45 m
This trail is experiencing full or partial closure due to COVID-19. Please see the open trails nearby for alternate hiking options.Show more
#8 - Bullhead Lake Trail [CLOSED]
Glacier National Park
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Length: 6.9 mi • Est. 3 h 5 m
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#9 - Swiftcurrent Nature Trail [CLOSED]
Glacier National Park
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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 8 m
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#10 - North Circle [CLOSED]
Glacier National Park
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Length: 49.5 mi • Est. Multi-day
This trail is experiencing full or partial closure due to COVID-19. Please see the open trails nearby for alternate hiking options. A fee of $7/night/person is required for overnight camping.Show more
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