Highline Trail is a 11.6 mile point-to-point trail located near Essex, Montana that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking & nature trips and is accessible from July until September.
The High-Line trail runs from the Logan Pass Visitors Center to The Loop Trail Head along the Garden Wall. The first 7.6 miles of the trail in easy with gradual elevation climb. After Granite Park Chalet the trail drops 2,200 feet in 4 miles to the Loop Trail Head. Expect heavy traffic and be early if you plan to park at the visitors center. The trail in very narrow in some places with steep drop offs.
There are three other trails that joint the Highland at Granite Park Chalet allowing of alternative hiking options.
FROM THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE WEB SITE
Glacier National Park is located in the northwest corner of Montana along the spine of the Rocky Mountains.
West Entrance Near the communities of Kalispell, Whitefish, and Columbia Falls, the West Entrance provides access to the Lake McDonald area, Park Headquarters, the Apgar Visitor Center and is the west entry point to the Going-to-the-Sun-Road. From Kalispell, take Highway 2 north to West Glacier (approximately 33 miles).
St. Mary, Two Medicine, and Many Glacier Entrances Closest to the town of Browning, all three entrances can be reached by taking Highway 89 north from Great Falls to the town of Browning (approximately 125 miles) and then following signage to the respective entrance. The St. Mary Entrance is the east entry point of the Going-to-the-Sun-Road and provides access to the St. Mary Visitor Center and services at Rising Sun. The Many Glacier Entrance provides access to the Many Glacier Valley and visitor services at the Many Glacier Hotel and the Swiftcurrent Motor Inn.
Several commercial service airports are located within driving distance of Glacier National Park.
West Entrance - Glacier Park International Airport is located near Kalispell and is approximately 30 miles west of the West Entrance. Missoula International Airport is located approximately 150 south of the West Entrance.
St Mary, Two Medicine, and Many Glacier Entrances - Great Falls International Airport is located between 130 miles to 165 miles east of East Glacier Park, St Mary, Two Medicines and Many Glacier Entrances.
Car rentals are available at airports. Shuttles are available at the Kalispell airport.
Amtrak services both East Glacier and West Glacier. Glacier Park Inc., provides a shuttle service at these locations. Please call them at 406-892-2525 for more information.
There are also entrance fee to use the park http://www.nps.gov/glac/planyourvisit/entrance-fees.htm
Parking is VERY limited at the Logan Pass Visitors Center. No parking at the Loop Trailhead