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Address: Glacier National Park, MT

A large glacier offering 300 acres of beauty.

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Gorgeous hike with stunning scenery

This is a real classic hike for people who are fit. However it can get crowded. Start this hike early and enjoy a picnic lunch at the lake where you can see icebergs calving... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Lethbridge, Canada
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Lethbridge, Canada
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59 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a real classic hike for people who are fit. However it can get crowded. Start this hike early and enjoy a picnic lunch at the lake where you can see icebergs calving off this shrinking glacier.

1 Thank JJawandering
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64 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It is impossible to explain the beauty seen on the Grinnell Glacier Hike. We hiked with our three children and our mom (the kids grandmother). We hiked in July. It was perfect weather and amazing scenery. Be sure to wear good hiking boots and carry bear spray. Put this hike on your bucket list for sure!

1 Thank YMC323
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30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

We want on a ranger-led hike -- saw a bear on the way, incredible views, sad that the glacier is melting. Great way to spend the day.

2 Thank Mr.Magoo
Kalispell, Montana
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568 reviews
220 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 840 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Grinnell Glacier is a beautiful area. You will see the Glacier and the stunning blue Tarn (Glacially formed Lake) below it if you hike up after the snow melts or take the two-lake boat tour up and back. That saves about 3 miles of hiking and for many people that is the only thing that makes it possible. The express... More 

5 Thank MaryEllenM27
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18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

This is a beautiful hike to...heaven, I'm pretty sure. Emerald green lakes, big horn sheep, marmots, and one of the last glaciers. It is a haul, but I managed it seven months pregnant, so I think this is doable for anyone in decent shape. It's a pretty slow climb after a flat first few miles. You can take a boat... More 

3 Thank Sheena N
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

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 

13 Thank Matt G
Arlington, Texas
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

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 

6 Thank dreamster
Missoula, Montana
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94 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
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.

2 Thank Shawn M
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
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

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