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A large glacier offering 300 acres of beauty.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Even a hike to the vista overlooking Grinnell Lake is well worth the effort. If you want to continue on to the glacier itself - good for you.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank schwingdad
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was a bit worried, being almost 60 and a little out of shape from my desk job, but decided to go for it. It was spectacular! I started with a ranger group hike, but quickly found that I walked faster than the group so...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank lovestotravel2z
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

This is a terrific hike full of amazing views and wildlife! We hiked on September 20 and the foliage was full of colors. Once you reach Grinnell Glacier, sit back and enjoy your surroundings- the lake is a beautiful blue and there was an iceberg...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Rdhcolleen
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

Such an amazing place to visit. On our journey we saw several goats, a grizzly sow and two cubs, and moose tracks along the trail. A beautiful and calming experience.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank BoonesWife
Reviewed 10 October 2018

first, if not experienced but in OK shape, this long hike is doable, but suggest trying to go with a ranger. He broke up the hike, and told us what to expect. It was really helpful. The scenery and views were incredible. Best thing we...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank pjsltk
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Glacier National Park in Montana is a pristine and gigantic park that covers one million acres and features parts of three mountain ranges, over 130 lakes, a diverse collection of different species of plants (over 1,000) as well as numerous animals, including grizzly bears, mountain...More

Date of experience: October 2018
5  Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Fabulous hike - stunning views the entire time. I chose the Grinnell Glacier hike as our one big hike during our stay in Many Glacier because of 1) a recommendation from another TripAdvisor member, and 2) because of the optional guided hike with a Ranger....More

Date of experience: August 2018
4  Thank Dina0827
Reviewed 23 September 2018

This hike is every bit as great and spectacular as other reviewers have suggested, so here I will just add some details on the $27 optional boat ride from Many Glacier Lodge run by the Glacier Park Boat Company. I tried to make reservations for...More

Date of experience: September 2018
4  Thank Charles S
Reviewed 17 September 2018

I've been putting off this review for days now. Our day started with the ride from st.Mary's lodge to many glacier lodge. We arrived and made our way down to the boat dock where we met this cute, bubbly, knowledgeable girl named kaytlin. We chatted...More

Date of experience: September 2018
4  Thank Lynn M
Reviewed 17 September 2018

took the much extended hike due to no boat availability and trail closures thanks to bears, not to mention a wrong turn or 2. so amazing and worth it. hike is definitely strenuous but can be done in 6 hours or so and the views...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Cara B
26 September 2018|
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Response from MaryEllenM27 | Reviewed this property |
Google "Ranger led hikes in Glacier". Then scroll down the site to see the calendars. The links I could post are not allowed on this function of TA. There may be ranger led hikes in different areas of Glacier but not to... More
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hulagirl9999
11 August 2018|
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Response from Mary_K_Easley | Reviewed this property |
Going to the sun road is a must do! If you’re going to do a hike I would do the Grinnell glacier hike or the Highline Trail! If you have time, a Red Bus tour is an excellent way to see Going to the Sun road! We spent three... More
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keane s
10 August 2018|
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Response from Suzanne D | Reviewed this property |
Took me 4.25 hours there and 3 back. If you don’t take the boats over 2 lakes and hike from lodge it is approximately 11miles round trip. I am 65 and made it. Beautiful hike.. I would call it strenuous. Best hike in park.
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