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Address: Glacier National Park, MT
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A large glacier offering 300 acres of beauty.

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Do it!

If you're considering this hike, do it! The scenery was the most beautiful we saw in the park. We took the shuttle boat from Many Glacier Lodge...well worth it in my opinion. Just... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Layton, Utah
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

You have to start this EARLY in the day. We started after lunch so we could not take the boat to shave off time and walking. The first two miles are easy, but after that it is uphill and rocky. We did not make it all the way since some of the family just couldn't finish it. Be prepared with... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you're considering this hike, do it! The scenery was the most beautiful we saw in the park. We took the shuttle boat from Many Glacier Lodge...well worth it in my opinion. Just make sure you reserve a seat ahead of time! It took us about 2 1/2 hours to reach the point where the trail was closed, so we... More 

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Thank Euro44
Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My family of 8 (6 kids ages 4 to 14) took the boat from Many Glacier Hotel to Grinnell Glacier, Swiftcurrent & Josephine Lakes and then hiked back to Many Glacier Hotel. All in all I believe we hiked close to 15 miles that day, but it's totally up to you how far you wish to hike. This hike was... More 

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San Rafael, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 294 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This area of the park, Many Glacier, is the best. Much less crowded than other areas, it has many great hikes. A couple are to Grinnell Glacier and to Grinnell Lake. Start from the historic Many Glacier Hotel and you immediately are in pristine wilderness. Beautiful views of mountains and lakes. Carry your bear spray!

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Thank Craig T
Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

In my previous review of the Highline Trail I said it was the best in Glacier NP. The hike to the Grinnell Glacier overlook is the second best, IMO. Starting near Many Glacier Hotel, our out and back hike on the Grinnell Glacier Trail was 5.9 miles each way (10.8 total) with a 1,600 foot elevation gain on the way... More 

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Bucyrus, Kansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Let me start by saying the hike was worth it. I don't know what was more stunning, Grinnell Glacier, the view of three lakes towards the end of the hike, or the up close and personal encounter with bighorn sheep. So, if you survive, it is worth it! However, we started our hike from Many Glacier Hotel because we were... More 

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Monroeville, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

First week in July my son and I hiked up to the Grinnell lake overview on the glacier trail. Very nice hike, I would rate it moderate and I am 55. The trail was closed at the staircase falls due to snow, but the hike was still worthwhile. Next time I will try going a bit later int he summer... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a moderately strenuous hike but we took several young children who were able to make the ascent on their own. Having said that, this was the best hike we did during our trip. Seeing glaciers this close was the point of our trip to GNP! We went this past week and really had no idea how far we... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Wildflowers were in full bloom. Very adventures hike and somewhat strenuous! People who say it's a flat hike are avid hikers. Coming from Ohio park trails, I would not call this flat. Would not recommend for little kids. So beautiful, so peaceful. I've been to a dozen national parks and this was my favorite hike I've done. It looks exactly... More 

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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the two boat rides from Many Glacier Hotel which dramatically cuts the distance and hiking time from this hike. From the second lake, it's about 7 miles round trip. Definitely not an easy hike. Substantial elevation change in the beginning and end of the hike and some parts with narrow trail and long drops to one side -... More 

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