Looking for a great trail near West Glacier, Montana? AllTrails has 28 great hiking trails, views trails, wild flowers 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. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 14 hard trails in West Glacier ranging from 6.6 to 42 miles and from 3,225 to 8,431 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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walking
6 days ago

Sweet, easy walk (not a hike) on well a manicured path. Very busy. Highlight was a pristine tree root system that has been preserved for viewing. Great for kids or elders.

hiking
7 days ago

A great hike - tough to get up but worth the view. It took 2 hours 45 mins to get up with lots of breaks and 1.5hrs to get down. Would highly recommend - bring snacks tho!!

Very pretty but the boardwalk is crowded and parking non existent. Very much worth walking but do yourself a favor and get there early or do it in the late evening!!

hiking
muddy
no shade
over grown
rocky
7 days ago

hiking
7 days ago

Short hike on a cool, misty morning. Perfect for a saunter among the cedars. Lots of little ground squirrels and chipmunks. Chatted with a lady using a walker at the Avalanche Shute.

hiking
7 days ago

The whole point to this hike is the payoff of the view at the end, which is the most challenging part of the hike. Everyone who makes it up there says it’s worth it, and you will wonder how that can be true the entire way up. It’s a super steep, super rocky ascent that requires frequent breaks. The trail up here is not maintained. You can actually lose sight of it on your way if you’re not careful, or without people ahead of you to follow. Despite this, it doesn’t feel dangerous...just tedious. I’m torn between a 3-4 star review here because, honestly, the Highline trail that gets you here offers specialty views and we really enjoyed that part of the hike. The Garden Wall was a demanding slog that I question to this day. Was it worth it? We got a few cool pics, I suppose. And the view is a unique one. But if you want to see the glacier, the Grinnell Glacier Trail gets you a lot closer and is more rewarding from start to finish. I hiked the Grand Canyon a couple years ago, and the climb up to the top here was nearly as demanding as anything I encountered there. But this trail was in exceptionally poor condition, making it feel a lot more challenging than it should have been. I guess it all depends on what kind of adventure you’re looking for. Some people live for these kinds of side-trail scrambles where the conditions add to the thrill and sense of accomplishment at the end. If this is you, I’d recommend it. If you’re a casual hiker who appreciates nature and just likes to stay active outdoors, this one will frustrate and disappoint.

hiking
8 days ago

Board walk

Huckleberry's were good. My whole body feels like jelly. According to my watch I climbed 212 flights of stairs.

Nice friendly (senior friendly) trail to a wonderful vista point at Rocky Point. 2 options. From near picnic area/campground wanders along the lake’s shoreline. Or from 1/2 mile further up the road, the trail takes you they the forest. We did that trail.

hiking
bridge out
closed
muddy
over grown
rocky
8 days ago

Unbelievable hike! We were in and out of clouds most of the morning but still had fantastic views. We did the very hard climb to the Grinnell glacier overlook and were in the clouds all the way up but once on top we could see over into the Grinnell valley. It was cold and windy but awesome. We saw several Bighorn sheep, one up close and personal as it wanted to walk on the trail. We also saw a Grizzly eating huckleberries! My wife’s watch recorded almost 17 miles. Whether that’s accurate I’m not sure but it was a long hike I do know. I would absolutely do it again but at 57 I would probably leave out the Grinnell overlook climb.

hiking
8 days ago

Beautiful on a slightly cloudy day. Did the Grinnell overlook, more like 0.8 miles and very challenging/treacherous - a real leg burner! The down sucks on your knees. We saw a grizzly at mile 3.1 from Logan Pass, enjoying his huckleberries and ignoring us. Also a passel of marmots at about mile 5.5. Pika all over, listen for them. Stunning views, and an awesome experience!

Stunning views! If you have a car option, take the one with 4 wheel drive if you’re going across the park. There’s some construction that our little car wasn’t thrilled with. Driver must be brave. Take advantage of the pull off view points!

hiking
9 days ago

Probably one of my favorites! Beautiful scenery! Ran into a small herd of big horned sheep on the trail...also saw mountain goats (up high), a grizzly (way up high), and several marmots. Started at St Mary Visitor Center (parking lot was full, we had to drive around the lot for a while [thank you Michigan guy], so plan accordingly)....hiked to the chalet, then doubled back, as we got a late start and knew by the time we finished the shuttle would no longer be running. Very windy on the vistas, so take appropriate clothing. Face got a little wind-burned, but totally worth it!

Today, 9/11/19 we did the amazing Highline Trail hike. We loved it. We added on a0.6 one way 1000 ft gain hike to see the Grinnell Glacier. Difficult but Totally Amazing

hiking
rocky
9 days ago

This is a leg burner! but worth the effort. Go on a clear day, you won't be disappointed. You will be tired. Guard your knees on the way down. Saw mountain goats, grouse, and heard elk.

Must do but not the best views in the park can be seen there. Edit: It improves incredibly on a sunny day!

hiking
over grown
11 days ago

First off this was a great hike but it is overgrown, and it had rained that morning and 3/4 of the trail is overgrown so my legs, socks and boots were soaked. It is a quiet trail, I was on it by myself. Unfortunately it was cloudy/foggy at the top so the views weren't great and the lookout cabin was closed for the season. It is a good steady climb and I would do it again.

hiking
12 days ago

9-8-19 What a great hike!! The trail is pretty tame, and very nice. The growth on the sides are a bit of a pain with hiking poles, but not bad. Got to the top and hung out with Jake. His last day is Wednesday. After Wednesday he will be heading to the John Mir trail and hiking a bit over 200 miles. He was a absolute pleasure to chat with. Headed down after lunch and a bunch of chatter. Picked huckleberries on the way down- still a ton up on top!! And big too!! Spent 4 hours hiking but about 7 1/2 hours up there. Had a splendid time!!! One of our favorite hikes!! The views up top are absolutely beautiful!! Gonna come back earlier next year for the flowers!!

hiking
12 days ago

No matter how many people tell you it’s worth it on the way down, it’s not. It’s a miserable hike up to a nice view, but not one that’s worth adding distance and elevation onto an already 12 mile hike. Don’t do it. Don’t.

Great day out. Ended up being about 18miles on our gps watch. Parked at St Mary Visitor Center, took the first free shuttle to Logan pass in the morning which means you start late (~10am), hiked/trail ran and finished at 3:30pm at Swiftcurrent Motel, caught the Xanterra van back to St Mary’s ($10, reserved in advance). Beautiful day, loved loved swiftcurrent views of the lakes & waterfalls. We added the Grinnell Glacier Overlook trail, which was a great addon but the hardest part of the trail due to steepness. Great halfway stop at the Granite Peak Chalet, bought a delicious cold Gatorade!

walking
14 days ago

Nice walk in the shade. Good to do to get out of the car and stretch the legs.

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