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Grinnell Glacier

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Address: , Glacier National Park, MT
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Activities: Hiking, Picnicking
Description: A large glacier offering 300 acres of beauty.

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One of the Best Hikes You'll Ever Go On

This ranks up there in the top 3 hikes I've ever been on. It's not terribly difficult until the final last stretch to the glacier itself, but worth every step. Between the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This ranks up there in the top 3 hikes I've ever been on. It's not terribly difficult until the final last stretch to the glacier itself, but worth every step. Between the glacier, the lakes, the views, the waterfalls/streams....it's got everything. Taking the boat rides added to the whole experience. If you're in Glacier, do yourself a favor and take... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Great Hike! Of the three 10+ mile hikes we did at Many Glacier, this was the best for the kids (8 & 10). It is a long day but the grade/elevation change was not too challenging and the views were amazing. You can take a boat that cuts 4 very flat miles off your hike but we decided to save... More 

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Washington, DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Hey, there are so many lakes and glaciers in the park all I can say it that I'm certain I saw it and it was spectacular (like all the others!) I took the all day Red Bus tour so I know this was on the agenda-and I probably have a picture of it to prove it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I'm not much of a hiker but the view from the top overlooking the glaciers is worth the sometimes grueling walk - which is mostly done on an incline. We did the walk from the Loop, past the Chalet and then up to the top to the lookout. It took us about 5 1/2 hours all up there and back... More 

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Sunnyvale, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

1. Grinnell Glacier hike is the most accessible hike to a glacier in Glacier National Park. 2. We hiked the Swiftcurrent Nature walk, the hike to Grinnell lake, and a hike up to Akipuni falls, from the Many Glacier Hotel our first three days in GNP. Temperatures were in the 80s -way too hot to try Grinnell Glacier. 3. A... More 

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Cornelius, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We hiked grinnel glacier on 8/3. It was awesome. I was spell bound once i reached glacier. we took Ranger led hike with Megan, she is awesome. She got a lot of knowledge about the place and she seem passionate at what she does. Views are like desktop background pics all around you. We saw mountain goats, big horn sheep,... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This hike was difficult, but well worth it. My girlfriend did have a mini meltdown when we 'thought' we were at the end but had to go up another series of rocky switchbacks. But we survived and were glad we persevered. We were really jealous of a guy with a filtration straw, drinking right out of the 32 degree glacier... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We did it on August 10th. Excellent hike. Took us some 8 hrs without boat tour, but it was worth going all the way up. We saw some mountain goats and bighorns on the way, but no bear. Glacier lake was fantastic.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I'm not that experienced a hiker, so I found it a bit strenuous and long. That last .4 miles hurt, but it was worth it! Don't bother with the boat ride, which saves 1.9 miles each way, because boats don't help with the elevation, and that's what takes the energy out of you.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We took the boat rides across SwiftCurrent Lake and Lake Josephine and then started the hike from there. We did the hike on the way up with the ranger led group and our ranger was awesome!! His name is Brian and is very informative and very enthusiastic about his job. A few parts of the trail are pretty brutal but... More 

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