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Address: Glacier National Park, MT

A large glacier offering 300 acres of beauty.

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One of the best hikes in the park!

I will keep this short and sweet, and include some tips below. We decided to do this hike over the Iceburg Lake trail, and I am happy wqith our decision (although I expect to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I will keep this short and sweet, and include some tips below. We decided to do this hike over the Iceburg Lake trail, and I am happy wqith our decision (although I expect to go back and do the Iceburg Lake trail at some point). We started around 10 AM by the Swiftcurrent Motor Inn, and I want to say... More 

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Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Glacier National Park has many wonderful hikes so it seems impossible to make them all in one trip. Some may be closed on occasion due to weather or bear presence. However, if given the opportunity, this trip to Grinnell is a true experience. This is one of the last glaciers to see in the lower 48 states so go while... More 

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Missoula, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Unless you are a really fast hiker, plan on a full day in and out. That will give you plenty of time to enjoy the views. You also may encounter some Big Horned Sheep right next to the trail. Be sure to take plenty of water.

1 Thank Shawn M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Parked at the trailhead lot. About a 11.5 mile rd. Trip hike. Not for wimps. Big elevation change. You will be hiking through some grizzly bear areas. To avoid my anxiety, i suggest bringing bear spray. A must hike if you really want to experience Glacier park.

4 Thank Larry C
Uniontown, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

This really is the hike you don't want to miss in Glacier! We started out with a ranger-led group, but split off with another couple we met and were able to move at a faster rate. Even in September this is a popular hike, so get started early to avoid the crowds.The views are amazing and the Glacier and lake... More 

3 Thank Ann S
Marne, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

We stayed at many glacier campground so it was a short walk to get to the trailhead. We went the week before Labor Day it was very warm & sunny . It took us about 6 hrs. But we stopped several times for photos & just gasping at the panoramas. If you do any lengthy hikes DO NOT MISS this... More 

7 Thank Joaner1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

It is wonderful so do it if you have a chance(and the stamina) We did our hike on a cloudy day so didn't need as much water with as we anticipated(was carrying around 2.5 litres). Started from Many Glacier Hotel around 9:45 and we're back to the hotel around 4:30. Spent around 45 mins on top near the upper Grinnell... More 

2 Thank RohanLikes
Olney, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

This is my favorite day hike in Glacier (as of yet). The Highline Trail/Swiftcurrent Pass is great (starting from Logan's Pass), but it is 21 to 22 miles. The hike to Grinnell Glacier is around 13 miles roundtrip, and gives you many similar views to Swiftcurrent Pass Trail. Ideally, everyone could do all the hikes in Glacier, but is just... More 

1 Thank Bryce20993
Athens, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

What a lovely day for this hike also. We watched a moose wade in grin bell lake on the way up, saw a genius actually ski down the glacier (in shorts nonetheless), picnicked by the water at the top, saw bighorns on the way down and was greeted by a mama moose and her calf at the boat dock. A... More 

Thank Elizabeth W
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We have done this hike both times we were in glacier. Amazing views, perfect shots of the glacial silt impact and a perfect up close view of the glacier. Lots of wildlife. Big horn sheep on the trail.

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