Glacier National Park Hikes

On this page, you’ll find hikes grouped first by which side of the Continental Divide they lie, then by region. Tables below contain routes within each area. There you will find a difficulty rating, total distance, total elevation gain and loss, and walking time (assuming 2.5 miles-per-hour with additional time for elevation gain using Naismith’s Rule). Clicking on a link will take you to the hike narrative, map, notes on history, geology, fauna, flora, and photographs.

Regions

Glacier National Park regions and backcountry campgrounds
Glacier National Park Regions. Note that Many Glacier and Belly River Areas as well as Saint Mary and Cut Bank Areas are combined in this map.

West of the Continental Divide

East of the Continental Divide

Belly River Region

Glacier National Park, Belly River Region Map
HikeDifficultyTotal Distance
(miles)
Total Elevation Gain (feet)Total Elevation Loss (feet)Walking Time
>Many Glacier –
Ptarmigan Tunnel
10.35.22,5362623 h 21 m
>Ptarmigan Tunnel – Elizabeth Lake head7.56.26673,0252 h 24 m
>Elizabeth Lake head – Helen Lake5.85.22941272 h 14 m
>Elizabeth Lake head – Poia Lake18.111.73,2152,3526 h 17 m
>Poia Lake – Red Gap Pass Trailhead8.56.59971,8673 h 06m
*Goat Haunt – Stoney Indian Lake12.37.22,5474424 h 10 m
*Stoney Indian Lake – Glenns Lake foot10.28.11,0582,5133 h 46 m
*Glenns Lake foot – Chief Mountain Trailhead13.210.21,5021,0504 h 50 m
Lee Ridge & Gable Pass17.913.22,3676376 h 28 m
Difficulty: 0-5 easy, 5-10 moderate, 10+ strenuous. Hikes that begin with the same symbol are different legs of a backpacking trip.

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Many Glacier Region

Many Glacier Region, Glacier National Park
HikeDifficultyTotal Distance
(miles)
Total Elevation Gain (feet)Total Elevation Loss (feet)Walking Time
Fishercap Lake0.60.6151515m
Swiftcurrent Lake Nature Trail3.02.62432591h 07m
Apikuni Falls3.22.061201h 06m
Red Rock Falls4.33.72761121h 37m
Bullhead Lake7.86.94532003h 00m
Grinnell Lake8.27.24914683h 08m
Iceberg Lake12.99.61,6344894h 40m
Grinnell Glacier15.210.62,2777015h 22m
Ptarmigan Tunnel15.610.52,5362625h 38m
Cracker Lake16.713.01,8708336h 08m
Poia Lake16.513.11,6768086h 04m
Swiftcurrent Pass18.813.72,5623226h 47m
Difficulty: 0-5 easy, 5-10 moderate, 10+ strenuous.

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Saint Mary Region

Glacier National Park, Saint Mary Region
HikeDifficultyTotal Distance
(miles)
Total Elevation Gain (feet)Total Elevation Loss (feet)Walking Time
Baring Falls0.80.75517519min
Saint Mary Falls1.71.64223039min
Virginia Falls3.83.13562471h 25min
Beaver Pond Loop4.53.45025051h 40min
Waterfall Hike7.76.37064402h 52min
Florence Falls11.19.96051,0104h 16min
Piegan Pass12.58.81,8551214h 27min
Siyeh Pass14.69.72,4413,6105h 06min
Gunsight Lake 15.313.11,1181,0445h 48min
Otokomi Lake15.710.92,3834235h 33min
Difficulty: 0-5 easy, 5-10 moderate, 10+ strenuous.

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Cut Bank Region

Glacier National Park, Cut Bank Region map
HikeDifficultyTotal Distance
(miles)
Total Elevation Gain (feet)Total Elevation Loss (feet)Walking Time
Medicine Grizzly Lake14.512.98144075h 34min
Morning Star Lake15.513.31,0884665h 52min
Triple Divide Pass19.414.22,6103996h 00min
Difficulty: 0-5 easy, 5-10 moderate, 10+ strenuous.

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Two Medicine Region

Glacier National Park, Two Medicine Region map
HikeDifficultyTotal Distance
(miles)
Total Elevation Gain (feet)Total Elevation Loss (feet)Walking Time
Running Eagle Falls0.70.639715min
Paradise Point2.21.39310734min
Upper Two Medicine Lake5.04.24161181hr 53min
Aster Falls & Park5.13.77051021hr 50min
Rockwell Falls7.36.54051612hr 48min
No Name Lake (one-way on Sinopah boat)9.77.51,4081,4053hr 42min
Autumn Creek Trail (Marias Pass – Lubec Trailhead)11.08.51,2091,3094h 00min
Scenic Point12.47.62,4021974h 14min
Cobalt Lake14.211.11,5621715h 13min
Firebrand Pass14.310.22,0722155h 07min
Oldman Lake16.512.71,8993896h 00min
Dawson-Pitamakan Loop24.717.23,7543,7548h 46min
Difficulty: 0-5 easy, 5-10 moderate, 10+ strenuous.

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West of the Continental Divide

Lake McDonald Region

North Fork Region

Walton Region

Glacier National Park, Walton Region map
HikeDifficultyTotal Distance
(miles)
Total Elevation Gain (feet)Total Elevation Loss (feet)Walking Time
Elk Mountain13.56.83,373654h 24min
Scalplock Mountain16.410.03,3471905h 40min
Harrison Lake (head)16.914.51,2177226h 25min
Difficulty: 0-5 easy, 5-10 moderate, 10+ strenuous.

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Lake McDonald Region

Glacier National Park, Lake McDonald Region map
HikeDifficultyTotal Distance
(miles)
Total Elevation Gain (feet)Total Elevation Loss (feet)Walking Time
Rocky Point1.71.5831900h 38min
Waterfall Hike1.81.5125400h 40min
Johns Lake Loop2.52.02492520h 55min
Apgar Bike Path3.03.0levellevel1h 12min
Howe Lake3.93.23301141h 27min
Christensen & Rogers Meadows7.06.42962732h 43min
Avalanche Lake (head)7.35.87582532h 42min
Old Flathead Ranger Station7.56.93223772h 56min
Apgar Lookout11.17.21,960933h 52min
Trout Lake12.78.42,1411,4234h 26min
Snyder Lake13.08.72,1471424h 33min
Highline15.811.42,2024,5865h 40min
Huckleberry Lookout17.411.52,9422406h 04min
Sperry Chalet19.312.33,4861816h 39min
Swiftcurrent Lookout23.915.74,0756,4358h 19min
Difficulty: 0-5 easy, 5-10 moderate, 10+ strenuous.

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North Fork Region

Glacier National Park, North Fork Region map
HikeDifficultyTotal Distance
(miles)
Total Elevation Gain (feet)Total Elevation Loss (feet)Walking Time
Covey Meadow2.01.62001980h 44min
Hidden Meadow3.53.0261191h 20min
Kishenehn Ranger Station10.59.64335284h 03min
Akokala Lake14.111.11,5128495h 11min
Numa Lookout17.711.53,1202146h 10min
Quartz Lake Loop19.213.13,0653,0616h 46min
>Kintla – Upper Kintla Lk14.511.51,5231,1925h 22min
>Upper Kintla Lk – Hole-in-the-Wall16.48.63,9081,9745h 23min
>Hole-in-the-Wall – Lake Janet8.47.07062,0643h 09min
>Lake Janet – Goat Haunt5.04.33611,1181h 54min
Difficulty: 0-5 easy, 5-10 moderate, 10+ strenuous. Hikes that begin with the same symbol are different legs of a backpacking trip.

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