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.

hiking
2 days ago

Majestic experience. My favorite lake in Glacier. Saw a young Grizzly.

Great hike!!! The views of the valley and mountains are awesome. And it’s hard to describe how incredible the lake is. You have to see it to understand. We also saw a moose as we got closer to the lake!! We went with the family today, which includes our youngest, who’s 8 years old. He did well on the hike up and was super excited as he played in the lake. He got a little tired on the way back, but that might be because it’s not as exciting hiking back to the car. :)

Watch out for the chipmunks and ground squirrels at the lake. They’re used to hikers grabbing a bite there and aren’t afraid to steal some food.

Also, we got to the motor inn around 9:15am and the motor inn lot filled up right after we got there. I’m guessing people started to park on the road by around 9:30 because there wasn’t any space left in the lot.

hiking
2 days ago

Though this hole is not what I personally would call challenging I feel your average how would. I hiked this July 16 2018 and here were still a lot of snow sheets covering a large majority of the upper part of the trail. The trail was closed beyond hidden lake overlook due to frequent bear sitings beyond this point so I technically couldn’t finish it. Despite this inconvenience the overlook is amazing to take in the majesty of hidden lake and I also saw 9 mountain goats 4 of which came within an arms reach of me.

hiking
2 days ago

Very lightly traveled in comparison to the rest of the trail system in glacier. This hike goes straight up after about a 1/4 mile. You’re welcomed by pine forest which yields to gorgeous views of 2 medicine lake which eventually scales to open alpine at the top. I was able to come within 20-30 yards of 14 big horn sheep. The views alone at the top are worth it.

Beautiful trail! Definitely worth it.

We were pleasantly surprised by the beauty of this lake! Fun chill hike (gradual climb, we didn’t think it should be rated as hard) gorgeous waterfalls along the way, wildflowers and the crystal clear blue lake was filled with trout!! It was incredible! A little gem! Definitely worth it! I’d do it again in a heartbeat and very few people.

One of those ideal hikes that’s about the journey and the destination. Fantastic vista views, forest trails, waterfalls, and an unreal lake at the end. Steep incline at the very beginning but don’t be fooled - trail levels off after that for a very gradual incline the whole way. Get there very early to avoid crowds, bugs, and heat (half the trail is pretty exposed). Not nearly as crowded as Avalanche or Hidden Lake but still quite a few people, seems like late morning is busiest time.

Heavily trafficked walk in the park! Steep incline the first quarter mile, then leveled off to fairly even ground for the rest. Don’t be afraid to jump in once you get there!

on Iceberg Lake Trail

hiking
2 days ago

Breathtaking views the entire way but just spectacular at the lake destination. Watch out for grizzly bears and mosquitoes however

hiking
3 days ago

Like all trails in this amazing park it’s nothing short of insanely beautiful. Literally icebergs floating in a caldera looking lake at the end of a trail. Gorgeous wildflowers line your hike the entire way.

Excellent hike for the entire family here. Likely see some people cliff jumping at Mary falls either off the rock or bridge. Great waterfalls

hiking
3 days ago

I can say there is nothing about this hike to complain about. Beautiful start (from the siyeh creek trail head) in the forest which opens to gorgeous meadows littered everywhere with flowers which eventually reaches alpine and oh man are the views insane from there. You can start at either the st Mary trail head or the siyeh pass trail head which starts at siyeh creek and shares the same trail with Piegan pass (also a great hike). One of the best and in my opinion underrated in glacier. Very little traffic the day I went.

hiking
3 days ago

Excellent hike like everything in glacier. Nicely wooded scene opens into an expansive meadow near alpine only to be finished off by the actual tunnel following a few switchbacks behind the lake. Easy directions to get to the trailhead. Would suggest doing iceberg lake on the same day since they share the same trail.

We just went on Friday July 13. Still snow on parts of the trail, a steep incline about halfway to the overlook that was snow covered. We weren’t able to go down to the lake because of bears.

It was amazing.

Great hike! Take your bear spray and camera!

We did this hike on Tues 7/10. We were completely surprised by and unprepared for so much of the trail being covered with snow but we hiked it anyways and were certainly glad we did. We did this trail with 4 of our children ranging in age from 1-8. The older two were able to complete the hike easily on their own with exception of one very small part of the trail (about 15 yards) where we were on a dirt hill between 2 snowy spots. I’d imagine this part will get easier and easier as the snow melts. The view at the overlook was so beautiful it was certainly worth it and we saw a few mountain goats. I highly recommend this trail

Make sure you hike to Virginia Falls - spectacular!! Not as many people

We did part of this trail, we started at the gunsight pass parking lot and went as far as we could which according to my gps watch was 8.6 miles, and 8 on my husbands apple watch, before we hit a big sheet of snow that we could not cross, this was above the lake before the pass, we tryed to test out a couple of feet, and couldn't do it, it is slippery snow and you can't really make foot holes with the running shoes we had on, maybe with clamp ons :/ most of the hike was scenic, we saw a moose that heard us from probably half a mile away and took off running. The trail was pretty overgrown, your legs are getting rubbed most of the trail.

hiking
4 days ago

Lovely trail. A bit heavy foot traffic but not bad. Take bear spray!! Not good for small children.

Went in at sun point nature trail was about 6 miles round trip to Virginia falls. definitely worth the trip waterfalls all along the way. dropped in at sun point due to lack of parking at the other trail heads but still a great hike. easy for all ages took about 3 hours with short stops at the waterfalls.

hiking
4 days ago

This was a really fun trail to do, however when you get down to the lake there seemed to be an avalanche that made it hard for me to find the trail. I turned back because I felt uncomfortable being down there on my own, but it would have been doable. the trail down is very slippery and snowy. I saw people in running sneakers making their way down, but I'd really urge against that. the way up is pretty steep, but the views were so rewarding that it made the crazy weather and terrain all worth it. This trail will probably be cleared up closer to late July, but it's still doable.

We hiked it on a foggy day so you couldn’t see all the tops of the surrounding mountains. Felt like another world as a result! We didn’t see any moose but several hikers on the trail said they had earlier that morning. Just the right amount of people - not nearly as crowded as other popular trails in the park. Very flat, too.

hiking
5 days ago

Amazing hike!! Absolutely beautiful!! A challenge but worth every step!! Saw longhorn sheep and a grouse and definitely scenic!! Beautiful picture opportunities the whole trek!! Another beautiful part of the park!! Don’t miss this one!!

Best destination hike I’ve ever done. So pretty. Go early- beat the crowds AND the bugs. We were on the trail by 830. Saw a few people. On the way back after 1240-yikes, Dear God, it was crowded. And hot! There’s a lot of exposed trail on the latter end with no shade so I’m imagining those hiking had to be miserable. At least the icy lake at the end could cool them off. Baby waterfalls and one big waterfall about 1/2way frequent the path. Fortunate enough to see a female mouse grazing the hillside. Views for days. And then the lake-There’s no adequate words in the English language to describe Iceberg Lake. Think of a mermaids tail and you might be close in visualizing the glorious color of the water. Don’t miss this hike!

Very fun for all ages. Pack a lunch and mosquito spray.

Easy hike to nice falls. We literally stumbled upon a deer near the trail head.

hiking
6 days ago

Pretty hike - also pretty crowded. Not very challenging, the elevation gain is very, very gradual. Enjoyed the scenery of the hike more than the actual lake itself but it was hailing when we got to the lake.

Gorgeous hike! We did this on 07/05. Only some snow towards the top when you are getting close to the pass put nothing unmanageable. The last 1.3 miles up to the lookout is the hardest part (since you're already kind of tired) but the views are so worth it. Saw some bighorn sheep, no moose or bears but we made sure to make a lot of noise. People close to Redrock lake said there was a grizzly with 3 cubs near the trail around 4PM but we didn't see her.

hiking
6 days ago

Did this hike from Jackson Overlook to Lake McDonald in a long day. It was absolutely stunning to go from the crowds of the Going To The Sun Road to nearly complete isolation near the top of the Pass. Bear spray is the obvious thing to bring but I would highly, highly recommend crampons and an ice ax for traversing the multiple long snowfields. I did not have them and would've really liked the peace of mind of having them because one bad step would've sent me tumbling quite a ways. Also keep an eye out for territorial mountain goats near the high spots and keep an eye out for construction at the Sperry Lodge as they rebuild from the 2017 fire.

We hiked from the sub point parking lot to Baring Falls, St Mary Falls and Virginia Falls. All three were beautiful and different. The views along the way were spectacular. Bring lots of water and a camera. It is a must to go to the top of Virginia Falls!

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