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A large glacier offering 300 acres of beauty.
Glacier National Park, MT
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Reviewed February 22, 2019

We hiked to the lake below and to the glacier. The hike was wonderful and the views were simply amazing. I would say this was an intermediate hike.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed January 23, 2019

This trail is amazing and absolutely the best we did on our trip. We didn’t bother with the boat simply to avoid being tied to a schedule. The 2 mile trip from the car park to the start of the trail was flat and travelled...More

Date of experience: September 2018
7  Thank Jellybaby67
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Even a hike to the vista overlooking Grinnell Lake is well worth the effort. If you want to continue on to the glacier itself - good for you.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank schwingdad
Reviewed November 29, 2018

I was a bit worried, being almost 60 and a little out of shape from my desk job, but decided to go for it. It was spectacular! I started with a ranger group hike, but quickly found that I walked faster than the group so...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank lovestotravel2z
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

This is a terrific hike full of amazing views and wildlife! We hiked on September 20 and the foliage was full of colors. Once you reach Grinnell Glacier, sit back and enjoy your surroundings- the lake is a beautiful blue and there was an iceberg...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Rdhcolleen
Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

Such an amazing place to visit. On our journey we saw several goats, a grizzly sow and two cubs, and moose tracks along the trail. A beautiful and calming experience.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank BoonesWife
Reviewed October 10, 2018

first, if not experienced but in OK shape, this long hike is doable, but suggest trying to go with a ranger. He broke up the hike, and told us what to expect. It was really helpful. The scenery and views were incredible. Best thing we...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank pjsltk
Reviewed October 7, 2018

Glacier National Park in Montana is a pristine and gigantic park that covers one million acres and features parts of three mountain ranges, over 130 lakes, a diverse collection of different species of plants (over 1,000) as well as numerous animals, including grizzly bears, mountain...More

Date of experience: October 2018
13  Thank Taylor B
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Fabulous hike - stunning views the entire time. I chose the Grinnell Glacier hike as our one big hike during our stay in Many Glacier because of 1) a recommendation from another TripAdvisor member, and 2) because of the optional guided hike with a Ranger....More

Date of experience: August 2018
9  Thank Dina0827
Reviewed September 22, 2018

This hike is every bit as great and spectacular as other reviewers have suggested, so here I will just add some details on the $27 optional boat ride from Many Glacier Lodge run by the Glacier Park Boat Company. I tried to make reservations for...More

Date of experience: September 2018
10  Thank Charles S
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Susan G
February 20, 2019|
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Response from Dina0827 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Susan. The official Grinnel Glacier trailhead starts at the Many Glacier Picnic Area which is next to the Many Glacier parking lot. You can start your hike there. The alternative is to take the 2 shuttle boats across... More
January 8, 2019|
Response from MaryEllenM27 | Reviewed this property |
It really depends on your kids...there is no standard. I can only give you what I know about and what we have experienced. What we know for sure is that if you take the 2 boats (some younger kids get bored with that to... More
January 2, 2019|
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Response from MaryEllenM27 | Reviewed this property |
Are you asking about the easiest trail to Grinnell Glacier or the easiest hiking trail in Glacier? The GRINNELL GLACIER TRAIL is very very strenuous...plus its at altitude. The GG trail gains 1,700 feet in a very short... More