Hike to Hidden Lake Overlook

Montana Hidden Lake Trail, MT

Added by

Take in epic views along the entire hike, ending at a beautiful overlook of Hidden Lake with Bearhat Mountain towering behind it. This is a great spot for sunsets and you'll have a good chance of seeing mountain goats along the hike. 

The trail starts at the Logan Pass Visitor Center, which is right in the middle of Going-To-The-Sun Road. It can be very busy during the middle of the day, but early morning and early evening will have less of a crowd.

It's a pretty short hike in a beautiful wide open alpine meadow. We were greeted by mountain goats only a few minutes into the hike and then saw half a dozen more when we got to the overlook. If hiking in the summer, you'll find wildflowers sprinkled all over the ground in the area after the snow has melted off.

Pack List

  • Water
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Food/snacks
Read More

Please respect the places you find on The Outbound.

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures. Be aware of local regulations and don't damage these amazing places for the sake of a photograph. Learn More

Share

Activities:

Hiking, Photography

Skill Level:

Beginner

Season:

Summer, Autumn

Distance:

2.7 Miles

Rating:

Features:

Lake
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

Are we missing something?

Suggest an edit

How to Get There

9 months ago

Short, Awesome Hike

Hiking to Hidden Lake Overlook is about as easy of a hike that you'll get in Glacier National Park. The views from the overlook rival views from anywhere in the world.

9 months ago

9 months ago

Breathtaking

A short hike but with very rewarding views. I set my camera up on a cliff edge to capture a time-lapse of the setting sun. As I watched the day turn into night, two juvenile mountain goats would continually come check on what was going on.

9 months ago

about 1 year ago

Incredible views for little effort!

This is one of the most accessible hikes in Glacier National Park, which of course means it's often crowded. If parking is a concern, you can take the park shuttle to the Logan Pass Visitor Center. I went in late July and there was still a bit of snow on the trail, but nothing impassable. For such a short, easy hike, the views are incredible!

about 1 year ago

over 1 year ago

Stunning sunset

I had just arrived at Glacier National Park, and decided to make this the first stop after a long day of driving.. The hike was short and fast but with stunning views of massive mountains the entire way. When I reached the overlook I couldn't believe my eyes! The sun was setting and the light was so magical dancing across the lake. Definitely a must do!

over 1 year ago

Added by Shane Black

I'm an avid landscape/timelapse/astrophotographer based out of central Ohio.

More Adventures Nearby

Hike to Two Medicine Pass

Montana / Two Medicine Lake

Starting at the South Shore trailhead on Two Medicine Lake (parking available), you'll follow the lake through alternating forest and meadows and eventually cross a small suspension bridge.

Stephen Dagley
2 Saves

Backpack to Black Lake

Montana / Camp Misery

Begin at Camp Misery (elev. 5,717 ft). This is a total misname by the way! It should be titled Camp On The Way To Awesomeness! Anyway, head .6 miles on Trail 8 to the intersection of trail.

Bryan Young
2 Saves

Backpack to Clayton Lake

Montana / Camp Misery

From the Camp Misery Trailhead (elev. 5,717 ft) take the left Trail 8 for .6 miles. At the junction continue left for a 1.3 mile gently ascent into Jewel Basin.

Bryan Young
1 Saves