If you’re planning a trip to Glacier National Park, I recommend that you purchase Jake Bramante’s Glacier National Park Day Hikes guide at http://www.hike734.com. In his guide you will find the best trails, their distance and elevation changes. It also helps you find trails like this one, which is a little off the beaten path, but well worth the effort. We parked, then crossed railroad tracks to find the trail head for this fun adventure.
This trail is 10.2 miles round-trip with an elevation gain of 2,100 feet. It’s east of the Marias Pass and really showcases the east side of the Continental Divide. You’ll walk though meadows and aspen pockets before coming to lodgepole forest and eventually to great views.
This trail provides expansive views of the southeast corner of Glacier NP. Keep an eye out for huckleberry bushes, which features yummy berries smaller, but just as delicious as blueberries.
My husband, Jim and I have been exploring wild places since we met in 1998. I can't believe we've been together for 20 years! We both love to spend time in the mountains and are beyond thrilled that we now own a small piece of beautiful Northwest Montana.
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The Glacier National Park is on my bucket list for a while and I would love to go hiking there soon. Your post caused the travel bug to itch me. That trail sounds so inviting! When’s the best time of the year to explore it?
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Morning Lydia, Thank you for your kind words! We like visiting National Parks in the spring or fall, that way you can avoid most of the crowds. Spring offers more Wildflowers. Sept-early October gives you fall colors. The weather is cooler too. If you get on the road early (7am), you can avoid most crowds. You’ll also want to take longer day hike trails because most people don’t go that far into the wilderness. If you plan to visit Glacier or other national parks, check out Jake Bramante’s day hike trail maps at http://www.hike734.com. That’s how we found this hike. You’re going to love Glacier! Best, Allison