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Grinnell Glacier

Glacier National Park, MT
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Hiking Trails
Activities: Hiking, Picnicking
Description: A large glacier offering 300 acres of beauty.
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Clyde, North Carolina
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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I was working in this place and found myself humbled by the view of this mountain alone. I felt so small standing next to it. I love this park and this mountain!

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Seattle, Washington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Hiked Grinnell early July so we only made it about 4 miles in before the rest of the trail was closed off due to snow. I don't know how much further in I could have hiked though in the 90 degree heat so 4 miles was enough for me. The trail doesn't have much shade, but there are a couple... More

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Hickory, North Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Didn't get to hike all the way to top due to late season snow piled up on trail. We started at trailhead parking lot and hiked around Swiftcurrent Lake. You can take boat to skip this part but trail was flat and beautiful here with great views of Many Hotel. While we were getting out of car people let us... More

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Troy, Michigan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Just to be in Glacier National Park is amazing, I always feel the crisp, fresh, clean air and think this is what we should do-stop the hectic, craziness of our lives and literally go somewhere new, off the road, view nature at it's best and appreciate the fact that you can visit this place.

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clearwater, florida
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71 reviews 71 reviews
9 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

Took the boat ride over to the trailhead which I feel was a good idea because it gave us more time and energy for the best part of the hike, and also gave us time to actually enjoy the glacier when we got there. It is not a difficult hike technically...no boulders to climb over, nothing "hairy," just a pretty... More

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Miami, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

Can't adequately describe this hike. The views are unbeatable all along the way and the Glacier itself is well worth the hike. We saw two fully grown grizzlies on the hike back which was a little unsettling since they weren't that far away, but it was still incredible. Definitely do this hike in a group and be very bear aware.... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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315 reviews 315 reviews
89 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

Pretty easy hike that is rewarded with one of the most beautiful, pristine, cobalt blue lakes. The trail is often closed due to high bear activity. Bring your noisemakers.

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Chanhassen, Minnesota
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113 reviews 113 reviews
17 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Can't recommend enough. There's plenty of info on this hike available, so it would be hard to add much info. We were there late in the season and the boat rides were no longer available. We started at Many Glacier hotel and the extra couple of miles around the lake were not a problem. The trail is flat and a... More

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Carroll, Iowa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

On our vacation we hiked 30 miles. This was the best hike we made. Grinnell Glacier is a spectacular view. It is simply amazing.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Short, fairly easy hike. Great payoff. We climbed on to one of the small icebergs and jumped into the water. Make sure the sun isn't going to be blocked by clouds if you choose to do that. We warmed up pretty quickly. One of the better hikes we did.

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