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The Best Backpacking in East Glacier Park

Looking for the best backpacking in East Glacier Park? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around East Glacier Park. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top backpacking spots in and near East Glacier Park

  • Glacier County, Montana

    Cobalt Lake

    11.12 mi / 1768 ft gain
    Cobalt Lake Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near East Glacier Park Village, Montana.
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  • East Glacier Park, Montana

    Dawson Pass

    5.0
    12.01 mi / 2450 ft gain
    This is a somewhat strenuous but extremely rewarding hike in Glacier National Park. It is much less crowded than the more popular Logan Pass and High Line trails, and in my opinion, more rewarding. Dawson Pass is on the Continental Divide at an elevation of 7,598 feet. It sits between Mt. Helen ...
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  • Glacier County, Montana

    Pitamakan Pass

    15.36 mi / 3064 ft gain
    This gripping, 16 mile round trail reveals adventure at every turn. Nestled behind Pray Lake in Glacier National Park, the Pitamakan Pass hike will begin at the North Shore Trailhead. To access this trailhead, a fifteen dollar fee may be payed to cross Pray Lake by boat. If your pocket book is ru...
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  • Glacier County, Montana

    Oldman Lake via Pitamakan Pass Trail

    13.23 mi / 2352 ft gain
    Oldman Lake via Pitamakan Pass Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Browning, Montana.
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  • Glacier County, Montana

    Triple Divide Pass Trail to Red Eagle Lake

    29.22 mi / 5499 ft gain
    A couple of notes to keep in mind before you start... this is a loop that takes you to a different part of the park so you will either need two vehicles (one for the pickup spot and one to take you to the trailhead) or you will need to hitchhike back to you drop off vehicle. Also you will need to...
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  • Kiowa, Montana

    Medicine Grizzly to Triple Divide Pass

    12.99 mi / 843 ft gain
    Medicine Grizzly to Triple Divide Pass is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near East Glacier Park Village, Montana.
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  • Glacier County, Montana

    Firebrand Trail to Ole Creek

    23.31 mi / 3176 ft gain
    Firebrand Trail to Ole Creek is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a lake located near East Glacier Park Village, Montana.
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  • West Glacier, Montana

    Fielding Coal Creek Trail

    31.11 mi / 8455 ft gain
    Fielding Coal Creek Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Essex, Montana.
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  • Essex, Montana

    Devil Creek to Elk Lake

    12.03 mi / 3025 ft gain
    Devil Creek to Elk Lake is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Essex, Montana.
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  • Browning, Montana

    Backpack the Continental Divide in Glacier NP

    4.0
    33.4 mi / 5257 ft gain
    Park your car at the Two Medicine North Shore Trailhead, and take a National Park Shuttle (if they are running during the season--they stop around Labor Day in September) or set up a private shuttle service to St. Mary and the Red Eagle Trailhead (only ~$10-20 bucks a person).The first day from t...
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  • Browning, Montana

    Gunsight Pass to Gunsight Lake Campsite

    5.0
    13.06 mi / 1667 ft gain
    How to Get There: Get your backcountry pass at the St. Mary visitor center and then head over to the hike, which begins from the Jackson Glacier Overlook, located 12.6 miles west of the center on the Going-to-Sun-Road.  The Hike: The first mile of the hike is a downhill, and then the trail is ...
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  • Browning, Montana

    Hike Mount Siyeh

    5.0
    8.45 mi / 4209 ft gain
    Once the Going-To-The-Sun Road has opened fully, this massive peak is accessible by driving to Siyeh Bend on the east side of the Logan Pass Visitors Center. Plan on a sun up to sun down adventure. Choose a sunny summer day and head up to hit the trail! Park at Siyeh Bend, and start on the Pie...
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  • Browning, Montana

    The Garden Wall

    15.16 mi / 3944 ft gain
    The Garden Wall Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near West Glacier, Montana.
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  • Browning, Montana

    Granite Park via Highline Trail

    11.54 mi / 1466 ft gain
    Granite Park via Highline Trail is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Siyeh Bend, Montana.
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  • West Glacier, Montana

    Granite Park Chalet via Highline Trail

    4.5
    11.49 mi / 1950 ft gain
    The trailhead for the Highline Trail is located near the west side of Logan's Pass. Parking is limited at the Pass so arriving early to guarantee a spot, or taking a park shuttle (no fee) is suggested. The shuttles run consistently during the day at different locations throughout the Park. Howeve...
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  • West Glacier, Montana

    Highline and Swiftcurrent Pass Trail

    15.31 mi / 2598 ft gain
    Highline and Swiftcurrent Pass Trail is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a lake located near West Glacier, Montana.
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