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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Pretty dope spot to have a little lunch my dudes. Last bit is tough but totally worth it. Keep calm and hike on my friends

hiking
4 days ago

Small easy well maintained loop. Did this while hiking to Avalanche Lake.

Don’t be scared of this trail! Yes, it’s hard. But the hardest section is fairly short (one mile or so) and there are payoff views most of the way. We saw very few people on trail... but did encounter a few mountain goats! I loved it so much!

Took a shuttle to the top and St Mary's East side. Total time from St Mary's side to Apgar visitors center is 2 hours 15 minutes via Shuttle. Highly advised to take it if you want to spend time taking pictures of the mountains and glaciers.

Beautiful trail with awesome views for the entire hike! We parked at the “Loop” parking lot and started at Logan’s Point...definitely the way to do it. Saw lots of wildlife too.

Must do when at GNP. Make sure you allocate extra 2 to 3 hours to stop at each tourist point to take some pictures

Nice walk along Lake McDonald

hiking
no shade
over grown
6 days ago

July 9: Definitely some pretty lookout points but overall trail led nowhere and was pretty overgrown at points. Bugs weren’t an issue for us. Made our way down to the water’s edge. That was beautiful.

Easy trail, beautiful trees, and love the birds are singing all around.

Few humans. Smooth trail. Great views at the top. Only a short 4 hours up. If I survive the trek down, it should only be 3 hours.

Amazing views all the way up through the burned trees. A steep hike, so bring lots of water and sunscreen and bug repellent for the area near the bottom. Got to meet one of the mountain goats while at the top as well. Hiking poles recommended.

Very relaxing and easy trail to walk on, yet is surrounded by beautiful trees and greenery! Great if you have little ones because the boardwalk path is stroller friendly:)

Beautiful hike to see Lake McDonald. Would suggest starting out with this one to prepare for the other ones lol. Beautiful views

hiking
7 days ago

Easy trail with beautiful views.

The Mainland America “Road to Hana”. Get here super super early as the RV’s like to take their time, but who wouldn’t with the epic views! Note: They’re closing this road for a few weeks in September to finalize preservation of this wonderful road.

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blowdown
bugs
muddy
over grown
rocky
8 days ago

We went up Coal Creek trail and camped at the Coal Creek campground and then at the Beaver Woman Lake Campground—then we hiked back, so this information only applies to about the first half of the loop. It’s both tough and fantastic. The first water ford (getting to the Coal Creek trail from the road) is very tough. Be careful to have trekking poles or a walking stick and unbuckle your hip and chest straps on your backpack. Water shoes are a must because the first 16 miles or so up Coal Creek feature about 8 water crossings. The trail stays on the mountain quite a bit, so there’s some significant up and down that makes it slower going than you’d think. Parts of the trail towards Surprise Pass have a lot of vegetation covering them, but if you are careful it’s not too hard to stay on the trail. Water is available frequently along that part of the trail. We brought two liters of containers per person and brought water purification with us and had no trouble at all. The trip is totally worth it—take the time to go up to Beaver Woman Lake. Bring your strongest bug spray. You won’t regret it!

hiking
no shade
rocky
snow
8 days ago

stunning vistas and squeaky ground squirrels. spotted a herd of big horned sheep right off the bat and we saw some mountain goats as well. The end had a steep downhill for about 5 miles in the sun. also I saw these birds in the 12 miles I was hiking: Rufous Hummingbird; Golden Eagle, Cordilleran Flycatcher; Canada Jay; Common Raven; Tree Swallow; American Dipper; Townsend's Solitaire; American Robin; Chipping Sparrow; Dark-eyed Junco; White-crowned Sparrow ; MacGillivray's Warbler; Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's)  not great for birding but still an enjoyable pastime.

Beautiful and so worth it. There are plenty of places to stop and take it the sights.

hiking
9 days ago

Great trail for the kids (ages 6 & 7) in GNP! Perfect length and just enough uphills/downhills to keep everyone interested. There are great places on the trail to stop and take in the beauty of Lake McDonald, have a snack or both. Enjoy!

hiking
9 days ago

Great trail for the kids (ages 6 & 7) in GNP! Perfect length and just enough uphills/downhills to keep everyone interested. There are great places on the trail to stop and take in the beauty of Lake McDonald, have a snack or both. Enjoy!

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