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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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Chestnut Mountain to Frog Rock
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38 Completed 1 Reviews

You lose the highway noise quickly. The wild glowers and views are incredible. You 'll see the Bridgers and Abarokas on this hike. The elevation gain is greater than it says here. Steep. But doable. Go to the next switchback and then the next. It 's worth it .

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Coffin Lakes
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Amazing trout here!!! Caught many 2+ pounders!!! Rainbows, and some of the most beautiful browns I've ever seen! You a gold kastmaster and you'll be nailing em all day long

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Pine Creek Lake
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16 Completed 2 Reviews

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Mystic Lake
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6 Completed 2 Reviews

Mystic Lake is a beautiful reward for a fairly short, but uphill hike on terrain varying from dirt trail covered in pine needles to sharp and sometimes unstable chunks for granite. Definitely watch your footing on the switchbacks, because there are plenty of spots to take a tumble.

I think the my favorite part is the fact that you really don't see the lake until the very end of your climb. You know it is there, but then voila, there's this beautiful mountain lake below you. Of course, once you make your way down there, there are some nice fishing spots and places to just hang out. Those with canine companions will note that their buddy will likely immediately jump in. You may be as well, but not for long, that water is COLD.

Speaking of those with canine buddies. This is a trail to definitely check your pal's paws to make sure there aren't any cuts. I brought VetraCare liquid bandage just in case as well as some other K9 first-aid (as I do on all trips.) Also, though there are a couple of small crossings early in the hike, plan to take some water for your buddy because after the second crossing, there aren't any sources of water that they can get to until the lake.

To the two young ladies I saw making their way down in flip-flops: You are crazy! I bet you bring better footwear next time.

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Beehive Basin
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15 Completed 5 Reviews

beautiful scenery. went late july and there was still an INSANE amount of wildflowers throughout the trail! relatively easy with a few steeper sections. the pond was smaller than i anticipated, but still a nice spot for lunch before heading back down, or continuing to beehive peak.

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Hell Roaring Creek Trail
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15 Completed 5 Reviews

rolling (small) hills along a creek once you get up and over the first steeper part. very easy trail, lots of wildflowers this time of year. whitney was right about the horse poop, but its still a nice, easy trial, especially if you have dogs since you're always near the creek.

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Drinking Horse
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5 Completed 1 Reviews

Amazing views fun little morning or evening hike!

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Crescent Lake
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5 Completed 2 Reviews

The first leg of this trail heads to Glacier Lake. Beautiful trail, easy to traverse. 2 cool tree trunk bridges to go over rushing water. Not buggy! The view at the lake is spectacular. Easy for all hikers. Huckleberry patches on the way to the trail head. Road in is gravel, but not pitted. Recommend this hike!

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Hidden Lake Overlook Trail
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68 Completed 23 Reviews

Very good hike. Only about 6000 feet. One of the best hikes in the park.

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Camas Lake
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8 Completed 8 Reviews

steady up all the way the lake is pretty buggy not many camp area only found about 2 and they are right on top of each other also hwavy use on our way out we passed many ppl going in no privacy of thats what ur wanting

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