The Glacier National Park Hiking Guide is here to walk you through the park’s most popular activity.
And with over 700 hiking trails to choose from, Glacier National Park’s trail system offers a hike suitable for every level of fitness.
Each trail has its own appeal and few require special hiking skills to enjoy: some, like Avalanche Lake or Hidden Lake, are short trails (between 3-5 miles) with barely any elevation gain and lead to gorgeous destinations. However, due to their ease and immense gratification, these trails are often over-populated.
Others, like Siyeh Pass or Apgar Lookout, are longer, more strenuous hikes but are less travelled with equally as rewarding scenic vistas.
There’s a lot here. If you’re not familiar with Glacier National Park, I’d recommend doing a simple search to easily find what you’re looking for. There is a search box in the right sidebar on every page across this site.
Otherwise, sit back, relax, and let the Glacier National Park Hiking Guide walk you through choosing trails that are most suitable for your family’s needs.
Glacier National Park Hiking Trails
I’ve hiked and explored over 200 miles through Glacier National Park, am very familiar with its trails and want to share my hiking tips with you.
That said, I’m no expert on all its trails, but I do have some advice worth sharing.
This section is divided into the different regions in the park. Within each region is an overview of the area, hiking trail descriptions, the surrounding wildlife habitats and camping accommodations.
Please keep in mind, this entire section is under heavy work and is being updated daily, so be sure to subscribe to The Growing Glacier Newsletter for updates!
There’s a backcountry section coming, but that will be in time. If you are interested in planning a backcountry trip, feel free to contact me and I can suggest an itinerary.
Now, although I constantly knock Moon and Lonely Planet Travel Guides, if you’re planning on hiking many trails in Glacier, I do believe it’s worth investing in a copy of Falcon’s Hiking Guide to Glacier National Park.
Yes, just using the Glacier National Park Hiking Guide would suffice. However, Falcon’s Hiking Guide to Glacier National Park goes into detail on far more hikes than I can and is a great reference to have with you on the road.
Are you a Northwest Hiker? Dennis Stilwell’s Northwest Hiker is a hiking site made for serious hikers. It has detailed descriptions, fantastic pictures and active webcams to help you plan your hikes.
Maps and Guidebooks – A good selection of Glacier National Park maps, guidebooks and DVDs available through Rocky Mountain Maps & Guidebooks.
Additional Glacier National Park Hiking Info
Hiking Gear – No matter what trail you choose, there is some essential hiking and backpacking equipment you need to come prepared with to ensure your safety and a pleasurable hiking experience.
Essential Tips – Glacier National Park’s rugged and remote. Learn hiking tips for a safer wilderness adventure.
Gear Checklist – Don’t forget anything before your next hike or backpack–Refer to this Hiking Checklist
Watch Hiking Videos – If a picture says a thousand words, how many words does a Hiking Video say?
Lake McDonald Lodge – Discover the hiking trails on the western end of Glacier National Park and around Lake McDonald Lodge
Many Glacier Lodge – The area around Many Glacier Lodge has both easy and difficult hiking trails, all of which lead to breathtaking locations and meander through grizzly bear habitat
Logan Pass – Located at 6,646 feet, the hiking trails around Logan Pass offer expansive views of the park and require little work
Bowman Lake – Escape the crowds at Bowman Lake in northwest Glacier National Park
Two Medicine – Hikes around Two Medicine are difficult but incredibly rewarding
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