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Amazing hike and beautiful scenery

Such an amazing place to visit. On our journey we saw several goats, a grizzly sow and two cubs... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
BoonesWife
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Lexington, Georgia
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incredible

first, if not experienced but in OK shape, this long hike is doable, but suggest trying to go with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
pjsltk
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St. Louis Mo
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

2  Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

1  Thank Dina0827
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

2  Thank Charles S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been putting off this review for days now. Our day started with the ride from st.Mary's lodge to many glacier lodge. We arrived and made our way down to the boat dock where we met this cute, bubbly, knowledgeable girl named kaytlin. We chatted...More

2  Thank Lynn M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

took the much extended hike due to no boat availability and trail closures thanks to bears, not to mention a wrong turn or 2. so amazing and worth it. hike is definitely strenuous but can be done in 6 hours or so and the views...More

Thank WTH9
Reviewed September 12, 2018

Started from Many Glacier, took the boat across to trailhead. (The north shore of Lake Josephine was closed due to bear activity - several visible with binoculars!) Started with a ranger-led tour and really enjoyed the information but the pace seemed to slow so we...More

Thank clj8t
Reviewed September 12, 2018

My husband, a friend and I took the 2 boats trips from the Many Glacier hotel to the start of the Grinnell Glacier trail head. We took the ranger guide boat ride & trail that started at 8:30 am at the hotel. The trail started...More

Thank M J
Reviewed September 11, 2018

I found this hike to be the best one in all the park. IMO. We started off purchasing boat tickets in advance for the 8.30 am departure. this was attached to a ranger lead hike. (you are not required to stick with the group). after...More

2  Thank mountiamsandcanyons
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Cara B
September 25, 2018|
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Response from MaryEllenM27 | Reviewed this property |
Google "Ranger led hikes in Glacier". Then scroll down the site to see the calendars. The links I could post are not allowed on this function of TA. There may be ranger led hikes in different areas of Glacier but not to... More
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hulagirl9999
August 10, 2018|
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Response from Mary_K_Easley | Reviewed this property |
Going to the sun road is a must do! If you’re going to do a hike I would do the Grinnell glacier hike or the Highline Trail! If you have time, a Red Bus tour is an excellent way to see Going to the Sun road! We spent three... More
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keane s
August 9, 2018|
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Response from Suzanne D | Reviewed this property |
Took me 4.25 hours there and 3 back. If you don’t take the boats over 2 lakes and hike from lodge it is approximately 11miles round trip. I am 65 and made it. Beautiful hike.. I would call it strenuous. Best hike in park.
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