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.