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Grinnell Glacier

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

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Amazing hike!!!!

I've hiked some of the nation's most popular parks and this trail is one of the most amazing and beautiful trails ever! The trailhead, Swiftcurrent Foot Trail, starts at Many... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Dallas, Texas
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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

I've hiked some of the nation's most popular parks and this trail is one of the most amazing and beautiful trails ever! The trailhead, Swiftcurrent Foot Trail, starts at Many Glacier Hotel; and Grinnell Glacier is about 5.9 miles, one-way, from the trailhead. I did not take the boats (you have to book at least 3 days in advance if... More 

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Margate City, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Great hike, not too difficult. The glacier and lake at the end are well worth the hike! It was one of our favorite hikes with in Glacier. There are plenty of areas to take a break and take in the scenery while on the trail. You do have to climb next to a waterfall, so watch out for water splashing!

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This was our number one activity on our recent trip to Glacier. It is a pretty strenuous hike for those from 0 elevation, especially the moraine at the end. There are some sections that are a little challenging for those of us who are afraid of heights. Wow! The beautiful lake and glacier view at the end is a worthy... More 

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Boonsboro
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This hike was our favorite one in Glacier. Unbelievable views around every corner. Beautiful turquoise lakes. The glacier and lake was beautiful. I would suggest taking the two boat rides to start your hike. It took about 2 hours to get the the glaciers and spent about 45 minutes there. We also saw 3 big horn sheep at the lookout.... More 

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Kansas City, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This hike is absolutely amazing and feels like a major accomplishment. It has all of the best elements of Glacier NP. Its not just about getting to the end as the hike up is beautiful and there are bouquets of wildflowers bursting out everywhere in mid-July. Great views way down to turquoise colored lakes too. We did not take the... More 

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Lake Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This is a trail you must do when at Glacier. The trail is not the easiest but part can be skipped by taking a tour boat from Many Glacier hotel... Not sure if the costs (as I started from the Grinnell Glacier trailhead) but it will skip you across two of the three lakes that you'll come across. Getting to... More 

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Ramsey, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This was my favorite hike at Glacier. It took me 3.5 hours to hike up, but I am over 50 and stopped several times... Not because I was tired, but because it was such a stunning view, we stopped several times just to take it in. There is a waterfall along the way where you WILL get wet and it's... More 

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Munster, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We hiked to Grinnell Glacier in July. We took the ferry boat across the lake to get there. You need to book the ferry boats three days in advance if you want to do it over the phone-- which means you need to call Friday for a Tuesday boat-- I know that seems like more than 3 days!! but I... More 

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Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Beautiful sight. Beautiful hike, went as far as these Georgia lungs could carry me. if you want to cut off some time, take the boats. Books describe the climb as strenuous. They are correct. Preparation for a climb is mandatory unless you are a regular hiker. I saw children-not a good idea because some of the trail was difficult. We... More 

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Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

GNP is one of our favorite parks. This is a fantastic hike with a steady incline and beautiful views of the Caribbean blue lake below. Beautiful wild flowers and possible moose and bear sightings.

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Address: Glacier National Park, MT
Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Glacier National Park

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