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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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Lava Lake (Cascade Creek)
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1 Completed 0 Reviews

Great trail, was just up there last weekend with the dogs. A bit muddy in spots, plenty of water sources along the way. Camping around lake but there is a buffer. Beautiful destination.

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Painted Hills Trail
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6 Completed 1 Reviews

Map lead to the start of a trail, but did not lead to a long trail (unless we did not find the rest of the trail). Went down into a tree filled area and a river flowing but did not lead anywhere else. Very, very short trail but good for kids to explore.

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Bass Creek Trail
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1 Completed 0 Reviews

Absolutely fabulous hike. It has everything to see. I'm not sure why Alltrails say this hike takes 5 hours.....it takes over 9 hours out and back. That is of course with a few breaks on the way up and a 45 min rest at the lake. The Beaver Pond is a easy 2 mile hike which took an hour. The next site to see is the waterfall. From the pond it is about 1.5 miles. There will be a fork in the trail. You will need to take the fork to the right. If you stay on the "main" trail, it makes you cross the river which is really rushing at this time of year. From here the trail get narrow but still well traveled. It is almost a continuous hike up. This trail is labeled hard due to its distance to the lake and the elevation change that you have to hike (over 3,000). I had never done a hard hike before. I made it but I have to say......my body (mainly knees) hurt like crazy today. I'm walking funny!!!!

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Snowbank Trail
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7 Completed 0 Reviews

Great place for skier tracked trail skiing. The farther you go the better it gets. It is a logging road that climbs consistently up for great views of the Mill Creek Valley. Fun ride back down. You can see the Bridgers once you get about 2 miles up. I recommend wax able skis if you want a fast cruise down. Bring kicker skins (for your wax able sis) if it is warm. Whatever skis you have you will be happy.

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Passage Falls
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7 Completed 0 Reviews

Trail enhanced with new bridges after the fires in 2011 or 2012. Mostly level with a steady climb after 2 miles that takes you Tina ridge above the falls. A lot of the area was burned but that jus opened up the views of this moderately wide valley. The falls are tucked away in a ravine at the end and are a nice surprise.

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Blackmore Trail to Blackmore Lake
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7 Completed 0 Reviews

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Fairy Lake Trail
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11 Completed 3 Reviews

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Doris Creek Trail
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6 Completed 4 Reviews

Roughly 5 miles out and back. Trail head is easy to get to and there's plenty of room to park. The trail starts off pretty wide and easy going then climbs. In May there was a lot of snow left but it was still pretty easy to make it to the top. Beautiful, definitely worth the trip.

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M Trail Bozeman Montana
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7 Completed 3 Reviews

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Lake Como Loop
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6 Completed 2 Reviews

Beautiful hike/walk! The trail on the north side of Lake Como is pretty flat, following the lake, above the shoreline until about 3 miles when you'll pass over flat rocks. When you get to the junction of Trail #580, you'll be tempted to turn left (south). Don't just yet. If you continue up the hill, the trail narrows but shortly leads you to an even larger falls. When you're ready, head back down to the junction and follow trail 580 which will lead you around the western edge of Lake Como to a smaller falls and a sturdy bridge. For an easy out and back, return the way you came. If you're feeling a bit more adventurous, continue back along the south shore of the lake on Trail #580. The trail along the south shore is not level and you'll find yourself climbing up and down, up and down. This trail is more rustic and includes 2 narrow bridges crossing pretty streams rushing down the hillside. Trail 580 ends at the boat launch on the east end of Lake Como. To get back to your starting point, walk over the dam.

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