Grinnell Glacier Trail

#1 of 134 trails in Glacier National Park

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Grinnell Glacier Trail is a 5.5 mile out and back trail located near East Glacier Park, Montana that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for camping, fishing, fly fishing & hiking and is accessible from June until September.

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Jacqueline Divita (131)

13 Completed1 Reviews

Awesome!

Trent Smith (539)

19 Completed21 Reviews

One of the greatest views in the Lower 48

Bibek Ghosh (204)

2 Completed3 Reviews

Bibek Ghosh (204)

2 Completed3 Reviews

Beautiful.

Co Kno (79)

3 Completed1 Reviews

Stunning. I fear the change in the glacier when we are able to return. Stopped and took a swim off the boat dock in the frigid waters.

Lauren M. (339)

Head up early before the crowds. There was lots of people coming up the mountain as we were going down. Hiked out to grinnell lake, and it was well worth.

Carmen Wilson (1103)

57 Completed35 Reviews

Cedar Reimer (404)

5 Completed3 Reviews

FANTASTIC trail - my favorite (so far) in GNP! Pretty steady climb, and the last 1/2 mile is a bit of a scramble up the glacial moraine. But the 11-mile roundtrip is well worth the stunning views - both of the glaciers themselves, and of the whole glacially-carved valley behind you. Beware of bears, especially around the berry patches in late summer (we had a somewhat close encounter with a mama grizzly). You can take the boats if you want to cut out a couple of hiking miles, but it does cost $$.

Michele Whisenhunt (816)

37 Completed35 Reviews

Absolutely gorgeous and totally worth the 11 mile round trip hike. Would do it again tomorrow. There is quite a bit of uphill, and conveniently, an outhouse near the top!

Kyle Pacatte (3592)

50 Completed44 Reviews

One of the best hikes in East Glacier park. Quite a climb up on the edge of the mountain with sheer drop offs to one side. Well worth the hike to reach the glacier. Hike includes going under a small waterfall that goes over the trail. Very scenic views along the trail, excellent photo opportunities.

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