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Highline Trail

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Highline Trail

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Make the most of your visit to Glacier National Park during this full-day river rapids excursion for an experience you likely couldn’t recreate alone. Soak up the scenery as you float down the Flathead River in the company of your guide, before taking on Class 2 and 3 rapids after lunch. Plus, round-trip transportation is provided for convenience.
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Cindy E wrote a review Oct 7
18 contributions2 helpful votes
I absolutely loved this hike the most! The view was soooo beautiful! It was not a hard trail. It was a little intimating on how it was set up, but all worth it!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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NCWFUcyclingVet wrote a review Oct 7
Huntersville, North Carolina248 contributions23 helpful votes
Much of this trail is along a ridge line allowing wide and distant views. It’s moderately difficult with lots of rocky areas. It’s just off the Logan Pass visitor center parking lot. We saw a few mountain goats right off the trail
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Parker Duncan wrote a review Sep 2020
23 contributions1 helpful vote
With Grinnell Glacier access restricted (Covid), we accessed via the Highline trail (Logan Pass visitor center), climbed to the Grinnell Overlook (via Garden Wall trail), and returned via the Loop trail (to the Loop parking lot for pickup). Highly recommend this route as Highline going back out is not only longer but harder and the loop is mostly downhill. The views on Highline after rain yesterday were amazing and perfectly clear. We saw a group of mountain goats, multiple bighorn sheep (on the trail), and a few marmot. The climb to the glacier was tough but definitely worth it. Recommend continuing climb to the saddle (see recording) to see all four lakes at the bottom rather than just looking into the glacier. Exiting via the Loop trail was great as it was mostly downhill. Would definitely do this again and highly recommend if wanting to see the glacier.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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LiketoeatCincinnati wrote a review Sep 2020
Cincinnati, Ohio2,212 contributions558 helpful votes
This is a very popular trail in Glacier NP. It is about three miles round trip and can be a bit strenuous due to some elevation. It is just behind the visitors center. Be aware of bears as there are warning signs everywhere. Views are iconic. Parking is very challenging but we were fortunate to find something pretty easy in a very full lot around 11 am. Just be patient and wait for someone to leave.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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PandaHouston wrote a review Sep 2020
Houston, Texas5,463 contributions934 helpful votes
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Perhaps the most famous trail in Glacier NP is the Highline Trail and rightly so. It is one of the most memorable hikes I've ever done. You get even better views from the beginning of this trail than you can on the Going-to-the-Sun Road. We hiked the Highline on Tuesday, 9/1. Because of COVID, they were not running any shuttles. Normally people start at Logan Pass and finish at the Loop and take the shuttle back to their car at Logan Pass. Because there were no shuttles, this trail becomes a return hike. Initially we wanted to do the Grinnell Glacier but in the end chickened out because we wouldn't be able to do the 14.7 mile return trip. Instead, we hiked 2.5 miles, ate lunch and turned back. We started the trip at 8 am and got back to the parking lot a little after noon for a total of 5 miles. The views are pretty spectacular the entire 2.5 miles going there. And it isn't difficult at all. The rewards definitely outweigh the difficulty. The hardest part of this hike is getting a parking spot at Logan Pass. Our hotel was in Whitefish which was 1 hour and 40 minutes away just from Logan Pass. Left our hotel at 5:20 am and arrived at Logan Pass at 6 am. There were a long line of cars in front of us and behind us on the Going-to-the-Sun Road. At 7 am, there were spots but by 7:30 am, the entire parking lot was full. So plan to get there EARLY if you want to secure a parking space. We carried Bear Spray and luckily did not need it. There were plenty of people on this trail. Also, at the Logan Pass parking lot, it was extremely cold and windy but once you are on the Highline, it is much less windy.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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