We will be visiting GNP in late July (first time with no hiking experience) with two kids that are 8 and 12. From the trip reports and the pictures I having been looking at I really want to do the Grinnell Glacier Trail but have worries on distance for the kids. I started looking more into it and have found two different choices. First is the boat trip which cuts the route short but I am not sure just how long the hike would be after the boat and how difficult?
Also I see that you can take a horseback ride that lets you get off and walk the last 1/4 mile. At $80 a piece this might be too expensive but would love to know if anyone has actually done this....maybe it would be worth breaking the bank!
Also as a post note....what about the Highland Trail? That first part looks a little scary. But if we could get passed that the views look amazing!
Thanks for any suggestions!!