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Highline Trail

Along Garden Wall, Glacier National Park, MT
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Type: Hiking Trails
Activities: Hiking, Viewing wildlife
Description: A popular hiking trail with phenomenal views.
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Manchester, New Hampshire
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Exciting hike over narrow ledges. I felt safe, but if you are terribly afraid of heights it may not be the hike for you. We saw marmots and beautiful wildflowers and stunning views. What more could you ask for!?

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Eagan, MN
5 reviews 5 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

I have hiked this trail many times. It used to be easier to stay at Granite Park Chalet to make an overnight ear, but it's popularity means you need to try for reservations on the day reservations open in the fall, and then with no guarantee. Early July may be too early due to snow conditions. The last time I... More

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Top Contributor
161 reviews 161 reviews
58 attraction reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

I hiked this Sunday September 15, 2013. Some would say they knew better than to hike alone but this time I should have known better than to go with a ranger led group. It had been a while since I did any kind of 7 mile hikes. First, it took 1.5 hours to find a parking space at Logan’s Pass... More

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Erie, Pennsylvania, United States
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

The Highline Trail was a wonderful hike although I have to admit I didn't complete the entire trail. It was our first hike after we arrived in Glacier and the entire trail was a little long for me. I did find it fun and beautiful, although anyone with a fear of heights may find it stressful. It was one of... More

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59 reviews 59 reviews
34 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Although the vistas surrounding the Highline were magnificent, the rimrock portion of the trail was simply to frightening for me to even begin it. Even though the trail is well maintained and there is a cable embedded into the cliff wall, the sheer drop was too much for be, Not for anyone who is the least bit afraid of heights.... More

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Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
17 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

We only did a short section of this trail - and I personally found it very challenging. Not physically, the trail is in good condition and reasonably flat, but mentally. The path is etched into the side of the mountain, meaning you are constantly walking with a sheer drop at the edge of the trail. It did not bother my... More

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Chicago, Illinois
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

I have hiked the Highline 6 or 7 times... mostly when friends and family are visiting. It provides a beautiful panorama of the park without too much climbing. I would recommend hiking on a cooler day with only part-sun, as are very few shady areas to cool off.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

We hiked this trail out to Haystack Butte. This is plenty long enough to get some great views. The first quarter mile is simple and downhill. Then you get to the scary part if you are afraid of heights. It is very safe as the trail is flat and relatively wide(4 to 6ft) but there is a cable to hang... More

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Nashville, Tennessee, USA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Not for the feint of heart but an exceptional experience. Very cool. Glad I did it. Pictures don't do it justice!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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167 reviews 167 reviews
50 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

We started early from West Glacier to Logan Pass as we were warned that the parking lot would be full by 9:00. This is likely a huge issue in summer. On this day in September, parking was no problem and when we returned from our hike the parking lot was still half empty. Even so, we found the trail crowded... More

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