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One of the best hikes in glacier

The long route is starting from the hotel, and the short route is taking the boats up swiftcurrent... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Seattle, Washington

Did this hike as part of a ranger program. This is an excellent way to learn about nature and the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sydney, Australia
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A large glacier offering 300 acres of beauty.
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Glacier National Park, MT
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The long route is starting from the hotel, and the short route is taking the boats up swiftcurrent and josephine lakes. Either way is doable in a day. This hike has stunning views the entire way up. Be on the lookout for wildlife too as...More

Thank sjohnston12
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Did this hike as part of a ranger program. This is an excellent way to learn about nature and the park. By walking this trail at an "interpretative" pace, meant I didn't notice the ascent and was not fatigued when I reached the summit. Which...More

2  Thank NolicReggib
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The first 25 minutes out of the trialhead parking lot is flat and easy but after that is is a moderately strenuous grade to Grinnel Lake and Glacier. Worth every step it took to get there! Saw bighorn sheep right on the trail (we had...More

Thank randuzi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In the end, make sure you bask in the sun at the lake that is near the glacier. It is worth it! Views on the trail are amazing. It is either an ascent or a descent. There are minimal ups and downs in between. While...More

Thank traveligator
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This hike was one of our favorites in Glacier. We took the boat tour to cut off a few miles. We were pleasantly surprised that the boat tour also had a park ranger to guide us up the hike. Ranger Monica lead a great tour....More

1  Thank Nicole D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great hike! Just over 5 miles up to the glacier and can be a little intense. I recommend going early as there is limited shade on the trail. Great views and the experience to put your feet in the glacier lake are...More

1  Thank Madrugb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We felt we saved the best for last. During this trip to Glacier - we did Avalanche Lake, parts of Pigeon Pass & Siyeh, Highline with Garden Wall, Dawson's Pass. We hiked to Grinnell Glacier our last day and we weren't disappointed. The hike was...More

Thank LoveToHaveFun50
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We hiked from the Swiftcurrent Lake Lodge (making it an 11 mile round trip), and it was a tough hike. However, the view and wildlife that we saw made it absolutely worth it. We saw a bull elk swimming across Lake Josephine, a female moose...More

Thank StephenP807
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This hike is absolutely amazing. Out of all the hikes I did including the highline Trail, this was my favorite. The views are just incredible! This was very steep so be prepared for that. I did the ranger led hike and she stopped plenty of...More

Thank Amariew12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The views from this challenging hike were awesome! Yes, it is strenuous in parts but the payback is worth it. The wife and I were both fatigued after the hike (ages 62) but both felt the experience was well worth it. Take your camera for...More

Thank LDzHope
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Parul N
9 September 2017|
Response from Jodi R | Reviewed this property |
We were there prior to the forest fires, sorry.
25 August 2017|
Response from Vancouvoid | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, didn't take any helicopter rides. We did take the Many Glacier boat ride across Swiftwater lake and Josephine Lake--which was scenic and informative. If you want the early morning rides, need to reserve ahead of... More
14 August 2017|
Response from roxpwhite | Reviewed this property |
I'd call and ask St Mary's Chalet. Not certain after Labor Day