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15 Amazing Hikes in Glacier National Park

Explore the most rugged terrain in the lower 48.

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Montana is about as wild as it gets in the continental U.S. and nowhere shows off the state's staggering beauty more than Glacier National Park. From the top of the rocky peaks, down the glacier-carved canyons to the unbelievably blue waters below, this park has no shortage of gorgeous views. Looking for a relaxing day in the mountains? Head out on a quick hike and take a dip in one of the park's many lakes. Craving an all day adventure covering 10+ miles? Take on the trails leading to the remote corners of the park and towering peaks above. Whatever kind of hike you need, Glacier National Park never disappoints. Check out some of our favorite trails and start mapping out your trip now!

1. Climb Mount Gould

Photo: Noah Couser

2. Hike to Swiftcurrent Lookout

Photo: Brendan Lynch

3. Hike to Hidden Lake

Photo: Allie Rippe

4. Hike to Grinnell Glacier

Photo: Michael Johnston

5. Hike to Cracker Lake

Photo: Dustin Wong

6. Hike to Baring, St. Mary, and Virginia Falls

Photo: Jon King

7. Hike to Sperry Glacier Basin

Photo: Noah Couser

8. Hike Pitamakan Pass

Photo: Elizabeth Carlson

9. Hike to Iceberg Lake

Photo: Conor Barry

10. Hike to Ptarmigan Tunnel

Photo: Chema Domenech

11. Hike Piegan Pass

Photo: Noah Couser

12. Hike to Redrock Falls

Photo: Jon King

13. Hike to Snyder Lakes

Photo: Noah Couser

14. Hike the Highline Trail

Photo: Kayla Bobzien

15. Hike the Rocky Point Trail

Photo: Noah Couser

Cover photo: Dustin Wong

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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