Hike and Climb Mt. Oberlin

Logan Pass

This should take you about 5-7hrs. roundtrip with some amazing views along the way and at the top...actually, the view at the top is stunning. It's steep in places, so be prepared and you may see mountain goats as well as bears.

To get to the trailhead you'll have to drive the Going-to-the-Sun Road through Glacier NP, which if you haven't done, is amazing in and of itself and you'll basically start this hike at the base of Logan Pass. So park there. There are rangers that will show you where to go and what to do, super friendly. You don't have to register at the Visitor's Center, but it's recommended, and pay either $25 for a week's pass or $35 for an annual one. 

The trail is clearly marked with cairns all the way to the top, so you will have no problem staying on trial and making it to the top safely. On the way to the summit and at the summit you will have views of Mount Gould, the Garden Wall and eventually the Livingston Range and the Lewis Range. The view's at the top are incredible, so pack a snack and stay here a while and enjoy it..and even snap a few photos before returning down the way you came. 

Pack List

  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Backpack
  • Hiking shoes
  • Hiking clothes/ layers
  • Trekking poles
  • Map
  • Bear Spray
  • Camera

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    RT Distance 4 Miles
    Elevation Gain 1500 Feet
    Activities Photography, Hiking
    Skill Level Intermediate
    Season Spring, Summer, Autumn
    Trail Type Out-and-Back
    Features
    Easy Parking
    Scenic
    Wildlife

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    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.


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