Hike and Climb Mt. Oberlin

Montana Logan Pass

Added by Bo Baumgartner

  • The view from the top is stunning
  • Some pretty unusual and funny wildlife
  • Roundtrip hike 4 miles, elevation gain 1500'
  • Duration: 1/2 a day

The drive up the winding Going-to-the-Sun road is a worthy adventure itself. There is plenty of parking at the Logan Pass summit, where this hike starts. There isn't an official trailhead, but the rangers will point you in the right direction when you register for the climb at the ranger desk inside the Visitor's Center. Also, it's always good to keep an eye on the weather and plan ahead when packing. Glacier National Park doesn't have as many afternoon thunder storms as other mountain states, but always best to be prepared.

The trail is well marked with cairns, but is very steep in places and forces you to scramble over a little scree as you head uphill. On the trail, there's a fair amount of wildlife including mountain goats and potentially bears. Once you reach Clement's-Oberlin saddle, be prepared for strong gusts of wind. As you continue up the trail, be prepared to scramble over some class 3 areas. When you gain the summit, take a deep breath, relax, and enjoy the 360 degree views.

National Parks pass is required.

Pack List

  • Day pack
  • Bear spray
  • Camera
  • Water -* Food
  • Layers
  • Map
  • Trekking poles
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Spring, Summer, Autumn

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4 Miles

Elev. Gain:

1500 Feet



Easy Parking

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How to Get There

about 2 months ago

Great Beginner's Climb

Mt. Oberlin is the best introductory climb in GNP, in my opinion. The climbing is not extremely technical (class 2/3) and there is little exposure. On top of this, the views on the summit showcase the valley below.

about 2 months ago

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