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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 Grinnell Glacier right now.
The last scheduled hike to Grinnell Glacier was on September 16th. All other Many Glacier ranger led hikes ended on September 23rd.
We did get some snow the last couple of days high up in the mountains.
There is one remaining ranger led hike in St Mary Valley and normally many ranger led hikes in the Lake McDonald Valley until September 30. BUT this year due to the fire along the west side of the lake, the schedules are different. They advise checking the bulletin boards at the Ranger Stations and visitor's centers.
Bears are very active right now...if you choose to hike independently you should carry bear spray and know how to use it.
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
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 days but would like to spend a week next time!
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.