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Highline Trail

Address: Along Garden Wall, Glacier National Park, MT
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Type: Hiking trails, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking, Viewing wildlife
Owner description: A popular hiking trail with phenomenal views.
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Type: Hiking trails, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking, Viewing wildlife
Owner description: A popular hiking trail with phenomenal views.
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Atlanta, Georgia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This trail starts at the top of the Going-to-the-Sun Road just before you head back down the road, where you can park and leave your car. The trail is fairly flat at the start but start rises up and down for about 7 1/2 miles to Granite Park Chalet. You walk along the left-side of the Continental Divide starting at... More 

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Sweetgrass, Montana
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88 reviews 88 reviews
29 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This is one of the most popular trails in the park, although the trail doesn't usually open until early July because there are quite a few sections of the trail that are fairly narrow with a steep dropoff, so attempting the hike with snow on the trail could be treacherous. If you start at Logan Pass, the first 7 or... More 

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Rochester, MN
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Great hike. Beautiful scenery, can be quite hot during afternoon sun. Carry plenty of water with and start out early in the day. Lovely!

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Hamilton, New Jersey
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15 reviews 15 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

One of my favorites, from Going to the Sun past Chalet up and over Swiftcurrent pass and than down to Many Glacier to meet back up with friends....saw Grizzly and kept my distance but was an absolutely invigorating hike that I would do again in a heart beat!!!!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
26 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

But make sure you pack enough provisions and appropriate clothing. But it was an incredible hike. Got to see almost every animal promised for that area.

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
42 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We did the whole Loop trail which is 11.6 miles long. We parked our car at Logan pass car park and then took the shuttle bus back from the Loop (the finish line). It took us about 5 hours to complete the hike, but we are pretty fast hikers. The scary part at the beginning is not so scary at... More 

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Frisco, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This was my second time to GNP, but I hadn't been since I was a kid. My husband and brother were there with me for this hike - we only had a couple days and the reviews led us here. We were not disappointed! First I will say that we visited the park during the second week of September (after... More 

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Cincinnati, OH
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211 reviews 211 reviews
107 attraction reviews
195 helpful votes 195 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We hiked the Highline to Loop trails in July 2014. We parked at The Loop, waited for a shuttle up to the top, started at Logan Pass, and ended up back at the Loop. The Highline to Loop is 11.6 miles round trip, with 830 ft elevation gain and 3,026 ft elevation loss (not including trail to Grinnell Glacier Overlook).... More 

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Marietta, Georgia
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78 reviews 78 reviews
26 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I read a lot about this trail before setting out on the hike with my husband and three kids (ages 12, 14 and 16). Many reviewers mentioned the treacherous first quarter mile of the hike where cables are required. We hiked this in mid September and the cables were not present. However, they were not necessary. The trail is narrow... More 

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Just about every park visitor stops at Logan Pass and enjoys the iconic hike across the Highline Trail. Most folks hike to the Granite Chalet and then go down the loop trail eventually ending up at the Going to the Sun Road below. If your game for a bit more "fun", the real way to do this hike is instead... More 

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