Grinnell Glacier Trail

#1 of 134 trails in Glacier National Park
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.

9.85 miles Out & Back 1600 feet
camping fishing fly fishing bugs lake river
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Jeff Brown

18 Completed2 Reviews


Roger Chesser

54 Completed11 Reviews

We took the boat from Many Glacier Hotel across Swiftcurrent Lake and Lake Josephine. On the way back we skipped the boat and walked back along Swiftcurrent Nature Trail to the Hotel. A pretty tough little hike, but the payoff is worth it. While the destination views of Iceberg Lake are better, the views along this trail are superior. We saw a sow grizzly with her two cubs. Highlight of the trip.

Andrew Gilles

13 Completed9 Reviews

An incredibly scenic hike highlighted with a glacier and lake with icebergs floating in it! Plenty of waterfalls, lakes, mountain views, and big horn sheep on the way up. The climb is more strenuous than advertised. Do this hike before it melts!

Don Armenoff

3 Completed3 Reviews

Spectacular views. The hike was a very good mix of strenuous climbs with same flat areas for beautiful scenic views. Again as with our hike to Sperry it's very unfortunate that Grinnell will soon be gone also.

Mary Furman

3 Completed3 Reviews

One of the most spectacular hikes. The trail climbs along ledges and up so steep it gave me vertigo for moments. We climbed in September and still so many beautiful falls--one can only imagine it could be difficult earlier. The glacier , while beautiful is tiny compared to what it was less than 10 years ago.

Amy Perkins

1 Completed1 Reviews

Spectacular views. Well worth it but quite a few people.

Meg Richardson

2 Completed1 Reviews

The most amazing views I have ever seen! If you love nature and hiking this is a must do!!!

Franz Elizondo

1 Completed1 Reviews

Andrew Olek

2 Completed1 Reviews

Jacqueline Divita

13 Completed1 Reviews