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

fishing
21 hours ago

did this trail in early Aug 2016. the. hiked the rest of the way to avalanche lake. Best decision of the whole trip.

Great trail except for the first 2 miles or so. You start off straight up the mountain, after that not too bad.

Pretty hike. The first 2 miles are the steepest but once you get halfway through you start to go through the Sprague Fire burn area from last fall, so bring lots of sunscreen and water as you’re pretty exposed. Beautiful towering peaks once you get into the basin. Still about 2 feet of snow for the last 1/4 mile and the lake was still mostly frozen. Completed 5/21/18.

Easy and beautiful trail that even small children can easily walk!

hiking
25 days ago

Compared to other hikes in Glacier, this one is just ok. I mean, it's beautiful, but if you have a capable group of hikers, then I'd look elsewhere for a challenge.

hiking
30 days ago

This trail is a must do in Glacier - unless big exposure is a no-no. The views are just amazing. We hit a cold pouring-down rain from the Granite Park Chalet to The Loop. If we are in Glacier again this is a re-do for sure but we will hope for a clear sky. I would not classify this trail as hard unless the elevation or distance is a problem for you.

It's pretty once you get to the lake but there is not a lot to see along the way. You may be lucky enough to pick a few huckleberries but it's another hike you want to be sure to have bear spray on you.

walking
4 months ago

Nice walk through the forest , much of it on boardwalk. Plenty of room. Great look at some amazing trees up close Fallen cedar with roots on end is an amazing natural work of art !

hiking
6 months ago

Great short trail with plenty of great photo opportunities! Hiking or snowshoeing

Went in mid October ran into one couple a long the way. Very remote lake that makes you feel really close to the mountains.

walking
8 months ago

Groomed trail, very wide & flat with a boardwalk section. Great creekside scenery amid giant trees makes it seem like you're further in the forest than you are

8 months ago

Definitely take the trail from Logan Pass and go up to the wall (it's worth the difficult incline), then down past the chalet to the loop. My only reason for four stars instead of five is the sheer amount of traffic on the trail and having to pause to pass.

hiking
8 months ago

Very nice little hike.

hiking
9 months ago

Hiked this loop in conjunction with the Avalanche Lake Trail. Great views. Very heavy People Pollution!

Easy hike, beautiful views. Wish it was longer :)

Very remote and lots of burned areas but worth it to get away from everyone

hiking
9 months ago

We reached this trail right from the Fish Creek Campground where we were staying. Easy, quick hike, but we only did the loop/nature trail, which is less mileage. Great hike for a lazy day.

9 months ago

Tough jaunt up to the window, but once there you are greeted with some amazing views of both sides of the divide!

It was a nice, easy hike; very buggy.

Tough hike, but well worth it in the end! The descent back to the Sperry trailhead is just as grueling as going up, so prepare your knees!

Very easy trail along gorgeous glacier blue river water and majestic trees.

Be prepared for a steady climb right from the start. All vertical, very little rest from the incline even on switchbacks. This is an endurance hike.

View is amazing!

Excellent condition on the trail. Really enjoyed the natural beauty

hiking
9 months ago

Did this as a day hike with my friend in the second to last week of july. relatively steep switchbacks through older forest lead you up to nice views of lake mcdonald. the grade becomes much more gradual as you go. less shade, and more bushwacking for the middle third of the hike. then you enter a valley/bowl with meadows and towering peaks all around you--for me, this was the pay off. the lake is pretty small, but definitely still beautiful. while we were exploring the lakeside, we saw a grizzly swim across the lake. i had been making a lot of noise throughout our entire hike so i was relatively surprised. we started talking loudly and it swam in the opposite direction. enjoyable hike!

9 months ago

The view is worth it, but it's definitely recommended that you be fit enough to handle the elevation gain and drop. The unparalleled view, however, really makes the struggle worth it.

hiking
9 months ago

Easy to get to and moderately trafficked. I hiked it with my daughter and we got to enjoy fantastic swimming in pristine water to we off a hot day. Breathing views and inviting blue waters await.

Beautiful...ferns over your head.

hiking
9 months ago

Nothing special about this hike. We did it in around 2 hours RT and it served as a quick hike to waste time. It brings you to a small lake but there's a lot of trees in the way (we did it at dusk so we didn't spend much time exploring the area for a better view)

hiking
9 months ago

Whole family loved, loved, loved this trail. Fav was the Glacier Overlook even though my asthmatic kids did have to pause a moment as the air was tougher to catch their breath. Can't wait to do it again!

hiking
9 months ago

This hike was nice and quiet, not many people on this side. Great view of the lake.

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