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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Franz Elizondo (36)

1 Completed1 Reviews

Andrew Olek (85)

2 Completed1 Reviews

Jacqueline Divita (131)

13 Completed1 Reviews


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


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 $$.