Explore the most popular hiking 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
18 hours 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.

Nice, fun trail. My husband and I took the round trip boat tour with a guided hike to Twin Falls. The boat ride is 20-25 mins. The guided hike was 45 minutes to the falls. The guide (Nathan) provided great information about the history of Two Medicine lake area. We highly recommend the guided hike. The hike was slow with the 25-30 people but the info provided made it worth it. We hiked on our own to upper Two Medicine lake. We did not see any wildlife other than squirrels (no bears!) heard birds. Nice views of the mountains at the upper lake.

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

hiking
2 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
2 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!

Amazing view at the end! Definitely still lots of snow even in mid July. I was amazed to watch people in sandals and tennis shoes trying to make it up the snow. Several mountain goats and bighorn sheep along the way.

2 days ago

amazing hike. the first part in particular is absolutely beautiful, walking through woods and fields of flowers. hopping over the pass is fine with all the switchbacks. descending the other side en route to sunrift gorge gets a little technical in parts - you’re best to use the rocks to scramble your way down until the snow melts a little more. highly recommend poles if you’ve got dodgy knees or ankles on the descent.

my other tip would be to park early (7.30,8am at latest) if parking at siyeh bend because there aren’t many spots. it’s an easy shuttle back once you pop out at the gorge. i’d say siyeh-sunrift is the best direction by far - the other way is a lot of thankless uphill.

hiking
3 days ago

Amazing!!!!

If anyone is planning on hiking this on Sunday 7/15 or Monday 7/16 and would like some more company, let me know. I'm not too keen on the idea of solo hiking around Glacier. 973.809.8846.

hiking
3 days ago

I felt very accomplished after this hike. Was not expecting miles of snow hiking up and down a hill. Fortunately, was prepared with hiking shoes and poles. I was also not expecting to have to scramble on a moderate trail. Did see mountain goats, which was exciting. The view is outstanding once you arrive. Lake was frozen in spots as of July 11th.

We loved it. It’s a beautiful hike with a nice and steady elevation gain throughout the whole hike (except for the very first part).
There are a lot of bugs. Bring spray.

Did this in mid-June. Even with the wind and rain the views along the trail are amazing. The ascent is gradual, nothing strenuous, just take your time walking across the snowfield. Don't be fooled by the first lake, continue on the trail for the main event. Totally worth it!

hiking
4 days ago

June 28 A lot of people and a lot of snow. Only went half way.
Hope to come back and try this one again with better hiking shoes or better yet, snow shoes.

hiking
4 days ago

This is one of best hike in Glacier national park. It is little bit steep at the start but gradually flat towards the end. There is waterfall on the route where people usually rest for a while and also there is pit toilet near the waterfall.

I encounter forest ranger on the route and he told usually bear roam around the trail in early morning and late evening which is usual time for bear to search for food. People have also mentioned about seeing mountain lion. But if we go in group and make noise while hiking, we should be fine

I would definitely recommend this hike because of the iceberg lake view which is beautiful and breathtaking

hiking
4 days ago

To shorten the hiking distance and get a view of the scenary from the water, I recommend taking the boat tour from Many Glacier Lodge across Swiftcurrent Lake and Lake Josephine. You are offered a return pass later in the day for both boats.

No grizzly sightings, but we did see two bull moose (at different times) soaking in Lake Josephine.

Cool hike with a nice view but went in mid June and it was far too snowy to reach the tunnel :( the lake is cool but not as cool as iceberg.

Amazing and difficult. Went too early in the season and got held up just before reaching the pass by avalanche debris. you WILL need an ice axe and crampons for this if you go mid June. Gorgeous.

Moderate and well populated so less of a bear worry even though it is apparently a bear frequented area. Very gorgeous and prob one of the most rewarding day hikes you can do. These icy spots won't be around for forever so enjoy! and clean up after yourself!

hiking
6 days ago

Hiked this on August 20, 2015. Did this trail on a ranger-led excursion focusing on geology. Super interesting, amazing views, frequent stops made it doable even for hikers without much experience. Iceberg Lake itself is absolutely stunning. Definitely one of those things you can't believe you're seeing when you get there.

hiking
6 days ago

One of my favorite hikes I've ever done. We saw moose, rams, deer, and all other sorts of wildlife. Amazing waterfalls, lake views, etc. It would be fantastic even without the payoff of getting to hang out at a glacier, but this hike just gets better and better the further up you go.

Not sure why people haven't mentioned but the trail to the overlook is over an entire uphill of packed snow for over a mile and is super slippery. Wear sturdy boots and bring trekking poles. Saw big horned sheep in parking lot and two mountain goats at the lookout. Hidden Lake is still almost completely frozen and it gets very crowded (we arrived at 7am and already 15 other cars in lot). Trail down to lake is impassable, closed for grizzly activity and also steep snowfields down to lake. Not safe in my opinion but still pretty and good wildlife. Hiked this morning (July 5th).

hiking
6 days ago

One of the best hikes yet. A bit steep incline to start and then it’s a gradual and long ascent to the lake. The lake was gorgeous with a lonely iceberg floating in the middle.

We loved this trail! There were stunning views of the lakes and glacier. We even saw a grizzly bear and her cub on a rock overlook and a moose cooling off in the lake during the afternoon. This hike is a must do!

Felt longer than 10 miles, but worth every step of the hike! What everyone else said is right - I was really surprised at gaining 1400 feet as it was generally pretty gradual. It wasn’t too difficult of a hike at all, but I think I struggled a bit more because I forgot to take any food... whoops!
Hiked up in 2 hours 15 minutes, hiked down in 2 hours 5 (and I honestly do not know how, because it felt like I was power walking down and it felt like about twice the distance!!)
Didn’t see any bears, or any other wildlife aside from squirrels etc, but I was doing a lot of yelling as a solo hiker.
Definitely a hike to check it if you’re in the area!! It was a lot more crowded coming back - I barely passed anyone being on the trail at 8.30am, but at midday it was pretty heavily tracked out.

A good easy hike, a well traveled trail two beautiful water falls, I enjoyed the second part of the trail the most as you follow the creek up to Virginia falls, also take a plunge into the current off the rocks at St. Mary falls, (at your own risk) and if you want to extend your hike, park at Sunrift Gorge trailhead and walk an extra mile past the baring water fall and along the banks overlooking St Mary lake.

hiking
7 days ago

Great hike, it is a constant uphill to the top, but nothing too steep, we had crazy wind especially at the top, making it much more difficult than it should have been, but awesome views all the way up.

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