Explore the most popular forest trails near East Glacier Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

on Redrock Falls Trail

1 day ago

Reasonable hike with kids, lots of great climbing at the falls.

hiking
2 days ago

Did this trail a few years ago, just loved it. Beautiful views.

hiking
3 days ago

Looking to hike this in mid to late July with another person or small group. Normally would do this by myself but I’ve heard of a lot of bear and moose sightings in this area and rather not chance it. HMU if interested. 716 359 2077.

This is another must in GNP! The initially climb up checks that your lungs are working but after that, the hike was very pleasant! About .6 away from the lake you go through quite the snow field. The first lake is Little Iceberg Lake but the really showstopper is Iceberg Lake behind it. From listening to others that have done the trail before hiking it again today, the hike today didn't follow the path that it usually does. Instead of going to the left (looking at Little Iceberg Lake) as the trail does, you have to go right through the snow field to get to Iceberg Lake. Just follow the footprints! We saw big horned sheep in the hills throughout our hike. On our way down, deep in the meadow, we saw two grizzly bears in by the river.

I loved it. the wildflowers were beautiful and the water at the end was cold but it was fun to jump in

You get a lot with this trail. Starting off in the trees and coming to a waterfall before starting the bulk of the hike on an open, sun-exposed trail. Great views the whole time and the end of the trail is certainly rewarding.

hiking
6 days ago

Very scenic. Be careful of the moose

Easy romp through the woods to a lovely falls. Good if you’re passing through St. Mary and the boat ride was fun but there are better hikes in Glacier. Not much shade because the forest is still recovering from a fire so bring hat and sunscreen. Relatively crowded and they offer ranger-led hikes, but that didn’t keep the bears away!

Beautiful setting on Going To The Sun Road. Get to Logan Pass before 8AM in July/August or you will not get a parking spot! Crowded on the boardwalks but tapers off as you head down to the lake. Lots of mountain goats and bighorn sheep and postcard-worthy views. Wildflowers, too. I needed a fleece and a beanie in August, it’s cold because of the elevation.

hiking
6 days ago

Stop reading the reviews to figure out if you should hike this and get up there! The lake is incredible and definitely my favorite in Glacier so far!

It’s a long hike but as you can see with most other recordings, takes about 4 in a half hours of hiking. We had to walk through a lot of snow during the last mile here in early June and the lake had some crazy wind gusts, but it didn’t ruin the mood at all.

*edit - we saw a marmot

on Bullhead Lake Trail

hiking
6 days ago

This is a great first hike to do in Glacier as there is not a large increase in elevation. It’s a beautiful hike, great for all ages. You are able to see red rock falls along the way.

This is a great short hike to a spectacular waterfall, regardless of the water flow.

Great scenic hike. Lots of mountain goats & good look out points. As of the first week of June there were only a few short patches of snow to navigate.

One of our favorite hikes in the park included everything we hoped to see...a waterfall, meadows with wildflowers, minimal bugs, a beautiful lake and a stop at the top with a great view of the mountains. This one should not be missed!

This hike was spectacular. I loved traversing the side of St. Mary's Lake and hiking down to St. Mary's Falls, visiting the various cascades before arriving to the mighty Virginia Falls. overall, easy to moderate.

backpacking
10 days ago

My sister and I snagged a backcountry permit and backpacked to Cracker Lake two days ago. Based on other reviews/blogs we had read prior to going, we were really nervous about encountering a bear along the trail, but we made a ton of noise and luckily didn’t see a single one. The hike itself is mediocre; a couple steep parts and not a lot of views. The last mile and a half of the trail still had snowy parts, but we were fine with our hiking boots and trekking poles. Once you get to the lake, the views are phenomenal. Otherworldly; we were in such awe of this place! Camping was a breeze and waking up to the views of the lake was amazing. Definitely worth lugging 30 pounds of stuff up. It was about 70 during the day and got down to around 35 at night. This was one of our favorite parts of our roadtrip and definitely a must-see! Couldn’t recommend more.

Phenomenal. Gradual climbs make the elevation gain doable and the views are spectacular, even if there are forest fires and smoke in the park. This hike features a lovely creek, views of some alpine lakes, and an opportunity to visit one of the glacier-fed lakes if you go off trail a bit nearer the Siyeh Bend side. I recommend starting early for stunning morning light on the valley and creek near the beginning of the hike if you start from the Sunrift Gorge bus stop. Starting early also increases your chance of getting a parking spot - we parked at Sunrift Gorge, hiked to Siyeh Bend, then took the bus back to our car.

We only did a portion of this hike, but definitely enjoyed it! A little strenuous on the way back if you're out of shape, like myself, but it was worth it.

This was a wonderful, easy hike! We loved it. Excellent photo opportunities, especially right now in the Spring.

It’s really flat great for Young kids. We were at the End of May & the water fall was really running...

The trail is heavily trafficked, but I gave 5 stars because of all the wildlife. We were just 3 feet from mountain goats and they are so used to ppl that they cross the trail just feet from you! Be sure to wear hiking boots! I saw lots of ppl slipping on the snow in their tennis shoes in July!

A nice easy hike, saw a grizzly and some deer close to the trail.

Great beginners trail. Beautiful ending.

hiking
23 days ago

Beautiful hike, get above treeline very quick and are surrounded by other snow covered peaks. Had a standoff with a ram that caused some delay, and saw about 15 total. Still snow patches in areas but nothing impassable. Instead of going over to actual Scenic Point we went off trail to summit peak you hit before that and had amazing 360 views.

Took our 4 and 1 year old late July.We got stuck up there for awhile as a grizzly was spotted on trail and rangers kept us in group till it left. Beautiful lake and fun to see people jumping into freezing water with icebergs. My 4 year old did the whole thing herself.

Warm right until you approach the lake then a sudden climate change, for us cold and rainy but fun with raingear. Plenty of water along the trail. Lives up to its name.

This was a great section of trail and a highlight from my 2017 backpacking trip in Glacier.

Upper two medicine was unremarkable. If you want a workout or just to say you did it, then do it! Otherwise, give this a pass. There’s better almost everywhere else in the park.

hiking
1 month ago

Long distance. Pack enough food and water. Encountered snow, hike along a stream, steep inclines in parts, not much shade in places. Cobalt itself is relatively small and sheltered. Take swim or have a nap before heading back. Grab a beer or ice cream at the nearby store at the end as a reward. You’ll need it.

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