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Tears, both of crushing defeat and of pure triumph, were shed on this trail

My friends and I actually did this hike to the peak of Swiftcurrent Mountain and back in August of... read more

Reviewed June 13, 2019
kaochristine
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Swiftcurrent Pass Hike

One of our very favorite hikes. Only were able to hike a ways past the waterfalls, but such a... read more

Reviewed December 8, 2018
virginias729
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Santa Rosa, CA
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Reviewed June 13, 2019

My friends and I actually did this hike to the peak of Swiftcurrent Mountain and back in August of 2016. This was one of the first long hikes I had ever attempted and certainly my first summit. As an inexperienced hiker, this trail was challenging...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed December 8, 2018

One of our very favorite hikes. Only were able to hike a ways past the waterfalls, but such a gorgeous area! Always go down to the lakes, because moose are frequently in the lakes. Many, many beautiful views of the lakes, the snow covered mountains,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 28, 2018

We did this hike through Glacier Guides as an alternative to Iceberg Lake (closed due to bear frequenting) and is rated as a moderate to strenuous hike. Gets more strenuous as the hike goes on and you're gaining elevation quickly, but it shouldn't be too...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed June 29, 2018 via mobile

The view is breathtaking while hiking! So many ice covered mountains. Green pine trees. So many beautiful flowers, so many beautiful waterfalls! It was very long and tiring but it was well worth seeing the end! Flouting glaciers in a lake! We’re all amazed seeing...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed November 4, 2017

The Swiftcurrent Pass Trail ties into other trails in the Granite Park area, including the Highline Trail. If the day hike mileage seems too much, investigate the overnight accommodation possibilities at the Granite Park Chalet. The Swiftcurrent Mountain Lookout side trail and the Salamander/Grinnell Glacier...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed September 24, 2017

This trail departs from Many Glacier parking lot and climbs quite a bit over the 6 or so miles. There are many beautiful spots along the way as well as many good views. Take plenty of water and some snacks for this hike....you will need...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed July 14, 2017

The trailhead departs from the Many Glacier parking lot and climbs 2300 feet over a 6.2 mile trek. Along the way you will pass beautiful mountain lakes and streams, and may encounter a bear or a moose. Near the top, you can stop and admire...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed July 1, 2017 via mobile

The Swiftcurrent hike is one of the most beautiful hikes in the United States but you have to work for the views. Plan to arrive at the trailhead by 9:00 because the parking lot fills up. Current entrance fee at Glacier is $30 per vehicle....More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Deutschexpat3913
Reviewed September 18, 2016

Instead of the 14 mile RT hike, if you desire something shorter and easier, try the 8 mile RT hike to Bullhead Lake and back. You will pass 3 lakes as well as Redrock Falls. The first lake is not right on the trail; take...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

We did this hike going DOWN! We spent the night at Granite Park Chalet after hiking in via the Highline trail the day before and headed to Many Glacier using the Swiftcurrent Pass trail. Not sure if I would have tackled this as an out...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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