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Grinnell Glacier Trail

East Glacier Park, MT

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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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Recent Reviews

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Halfmoon Campground
by David Vap

2 Completed 1 Reviews

Great campground. You aren't right on the Big Timber creek, but you can hear it from the camp spots. Only $5 a night and great access to trails. At a minimum, you want to walk up to the Big Timber Falls which is only a 20 minute hike. You will find snow on the trails up to Blue Lake through June. Can't recommend enough.

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Grinnell Glacier Trail
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2 Completed 3 Reviews

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Grinnell Glacier Trail
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2 Completed 3 Reviews

Beautiful.

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History Rock Trail
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3 Completed 2 Reviews

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Lower Lake Fork Trail
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10 Completed 10 Reviews

really, really easy hike. Perfect if you want to take kids and pets out, follows the river.

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M Trail Bozeman Montana
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

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Crow Creek Falls
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6 Completed 6 Reviews

First, a few useful things to know about this hike.
If you decide to do this hike, I recommend driving there in a 4wd. If you are taking a car, like me, you want a car with good clearance and good tires. This is really rather important, as several stretches of the road between Radersburg and the trail head are very rocky, and many of those rocks are big and sharp. I made it in a car just fine, but I'd of felt better in a truck or SUV.
Second, If your going in the morning, wear shorts or pants that you don't mind hiking in while they are wet. There is alot of foliage along both sides of the narrow trail, and the dew from them left my pants soaked a mile in. Now for my review
Beautiful hike, and aside from a few short uphill stretches, the hike to the falls is remarkably easy. It starts off with a nice gentle switchback that leads down to a bridge and creek crossing, and from there follows the creek for a few miles. Crow Creek itself is incredibly scenic, and the trail along the creek is filled with wildflowers of all kinds. About 2 miles in, you should refill your water from the creek as your gonna hit a short steep stretch that leads you into a small plain thats filled with wildflowers and butterflies, and you won't hit the creek again until the falls. This is a good place to take a break, as you will have to start hiking gradually uphill from here. Once you hit the tree line, its a gradual uphill hike. Before long you'll hit a fork in the trail, you want to take the left fork as the right leads to the eagle park station. After this, its more gradual uphill until you hit a set of steep switchbacks that lead down to the falls. The falls themselves are an INCREDIBLE view, and more than compensate for the pain in the ass drive to the trailhead. There is also places to set up backpacking tents and fire pits next to the falls, so you can backpack in and camp there, or just have lunch. Either way, you are gonna want to take a lengthy break at the falls to rest up because hiking those switchbacks back up SUCKS haha. After that though its all easy back to the trail head.

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Iceberg Lake Trail
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2 Completed 3 Reviews

Great views. The heat was too much but it was pretty unusual.

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Saint Mary Peak Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Beautiful hike. Steady up until peak but gorgeous views. Nice to find a spring about 1.5 miles in!

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Palisade Falls
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21 Completed 1 Reviews

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