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Best trails in West Glacier

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Looking for a great trail near West Glacier, Montana? AllTrails has 30 great hiking trails, wild flowers trails, forest 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. You'll also find some great local park options, like Herron Park or Lawrence Park. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 16 hard trails in West Glacier ranging from 6.6 to 42 miles and from 3,205 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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Map of trails in West Glacier
Top trails (30)
#1 - The Garden Wall
Glacier National Park
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Length: 14.7 mi • Est. 8 h 17 m
#2 - The Loop and Garden Wall
Glacier National Park
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Length: 14.2 mi • Est. 9 h 13 m
NOTE: As of July 2020, a portion of this trail is closed. Hikers can still do this hike as an out-and-back. Note: Parts and all of this trail can be closed due to Grizzly bear activity during the summer months. Please exercise caution and visit the park page before planning your trip. This is a one way hike so you will need to leave a car at each end. Alternatively, the NPS does run shuttles up and down the road. This route starts at The Loop, a famous hairpin turn in Glacier National Park. It provides an incredible view. There is limited parking there so be prepared.Show more
#3 - Mount Brown Lookout Trail
Glacier National Park
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Length: 10 mi • Est. 6 h 52 m
Mount Brown Lookout is not a hike for the faint of heart. The trail branches off of the Sperry Chalet and Snyder Lake trail. The trail shoots straight up to an elevation gain of 4,315 feet. There are between 30-35 switchbacks. For the majority of the hike you will be immersed in heavy woods. Show more
#4 - Huckleberry Mountain Lookout
Glacier National Park
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Length: 11.3 mi • Est. 6 h 25 m
Hikers report that the lookout is on private property with a resident. Please be respectful of the property. Show more
#5 - Going-to-the-Sun Road: West Glacier to Saint Mary
Glacier National Park
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Length: 49.9 mi
Going-to-the-Sun Road in Montana's Glacier National Park spans 50 miles through the park's wild interior, winding around mountainsides and treating visitors to some of the best sights in northwest Montana and the whole US. Open Season Portions of Going-to-the-Sun Road remain open all year and provide access to many locations and activities. The opening of the alpine portion varies, based on snowfall and plowing progress. There is no set date for the road to open. Typically the road has been fully open in late June or early July. Closing portions of Going-to-the-Sun Road is also weather dependent. Typically the road is fully open until the third Monday of October, but that can change due to weather conditions at any point.Show more
#6 - Rocky Point Trail
Glacier National Park
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Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 1 h 44 m
Rocky Point Trail is an easy hike with nice views at Rocky Point of Mount Brown and Edwards Mountain across Lake McDonald. Getting to the Trailhead for Rocky Point is a little tricky. At the 'T' intersection north of the west entrance to Glacier Park take a left on Camus Road. Cross the outflow from Lake McDonald onto Camus Road. As you go up the hill look for signs on the right for Fish Creek Campground, turn right onto Fish Creek Campground Road and stay to the left. You will come to a divided section of the road, there is a small building on your right and in front of you is the entrance to Fish Creek Campground. Circle back towards were you were coming from and immediately turn right onto the dirt road known as the (Inner) North Fork Road. From this point it is one half mile to the trailhead parking area. You will come to a gravel pit on your left, pull into the parking area in front of the gravel piles and park. The trailhead is in the right hand side of the road just before you entered the opening for the gravel pit. Show more
#7 - Rocky Point via Lake McDonald Trail
Glacier National Park
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Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 55 m
#8 - Snyder Lake Trail
Glacier National Park
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Length: 8.8 mi • Est. 4 h 56 m
#9 - Numa Ridge Lookout Trail
Glacier National Park
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Length: 11.6 mi • Est. 6 h 43 m
#10 - Swiftcurrent Mountain via Granite Park Trail
Glacier National Park
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Length: 12.1 mi • Est. 7 h 44 m
This trail is experiencing full or partial closure due to COVID-19. Please see the open trails nearby for alternate hiking options.Show more
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