The Best Hiking in West Glacier

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

Top hiking spots in and near West Glacier

  • Columbia Falls, Montana

    Hike to Apgar Lookout

    4.0
    7 mi / 1850 ft gain
    Precursor: I completed this hike in November, hence the snow in the photos. Due to a lack of tree coverage, this hike is best suited for a cool summer day, or in the late spring and early autumn. It is doable in the heat of the summer, but be sure to pack plenty of water. This hike begins by tre...
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  • West Glacier, Montana

    Apgar Bike Trail

    3.58 mi / 102 ft gain
    Apgar Bike Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near West Glacier, Montana.
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  • West Glacier, Montana

    Hike the Rocky Point Trail, Glacier NP

    5.0
    1.9 mi / 350 ft gain
    From the trailhead, just past Fish Creek Campground on the North Fork Road, begin strolling along the trail towards Rocky Point.  The trail meanders through some forest, and along a stream, and then eventually gets you some views of Lake McDonald.  The trail is signed the whole way. Finish off yo...
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  • West Glacier, Montana

    Rocky Point via Lake McDonald Trail

    1.63 mi / 138 ft gain
    Rocky Point via Lake McDonald Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near West Glacier, Montana.
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  • West Glacier, Montana

    Ousel Peak Trail

    6.24 mi / 3862 ft gain
    Ousel Peak Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near West Glacier, Montana.
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  • West Glacier, Montana

    Harrison Lake

    15.3 mi / 1076 ft gain
    Harrison Lake Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near West Glacier, Montana.
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  • Flathead County, Montana

    Snowshoe the North Fork Area of the Flathead River

    1.5 mi / 0 ft gain
    Starting in Columbia Falls, MT, which is 17 miles from Kalispell, MT, locate North Fork Road off of Railroad Street. Follow North Fork Road about 17 miles. While along the Flathead River, there are many Forest Service roads that are accessible to snowshoe along. There are roads that lead to the F...
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  • Columbia Falls, Montana

    Huckleberry Mountain Lookout

    11.78 mi / 2953 ft gain
    Huckleberry Mountain Lookout Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near West Glacier, Montana.
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  • West Glacier, Montana

    Hike to Howe Lake

    4 mi / 240 ft gain
    The hike begins along the Inner North Fork road across from a small parking area. The trail meanders up a slight incline most of the way through areas of a recent fire, as well as some areas with spectacular wildflowers when it gets a bit more lush. Around 1.7 miles in you will go up a relatively...
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  • West Glacier, Montana

    Backpack to Lincoln Lake

    16.75 mi / 3747 ft gain
    It's a 1600 ft slow increase in elevation. You can walk around the loose rocks going around the lake for an additional 2 miles of hiking. There is a back-country campground at the base of the glacier-fed lake and an amazing waterfall at the opposite end of the of the campground. To camp overnig...
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  • West Glacier, Montana

    Loneman Lookout Trail

    14.19 mi / 4213 ft gain
    Loneman Lookout Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near West Glacier, Montana.
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  • West Glacier, Montana

    Hike to Sperry Glacier Basin, Glacier NP

    19 mi / 4000 ft gain
    Starting out at the Sperry Trailhead adjacent to Lake McDonald Lodge, climb 9 miles up the trail to Comeau Pass.  The trail climbs steadily, and quickly weeds out the faint of heart, but it is well worth the sore legs.Follow the trail signs to Comeau Pass, and then continue East into the basin it...
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  • West Glacier, Montana

    Hike to Snyder Lakes, Glacier NP

    5.0
    8.8 mi
    Starting out at the Sperry Trailhead, adjacent to Lake McDonald Lodge, climb along the trail until you see the branch off to your left for Snyder Lakes.  Continue climbing through wooded trees with glimpses of the surrounding mountains until reaching the lower lake.  There is not much for a trail...
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  • West Glacier, Montana

    Hike to the Mt. Brown Lookout

    5.0
    The trail is accessible (though sometimes covered in snow) year-round because the trailhead lies in the lower elevation area of the park. It begins at the Sperry Trailhead, located directly across the street from the lake McDonald Lodge. Follow the Sperry Trail for 1.6 miles until you reach the M...
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  • West Glacier, Montana

    Hike to Comeau Pass

    5.0
    17.47 mi / 5007 ft gain
    Your hike will being at the Sperry Trailhead adjacent to the Lake McDonald Lodge. As you get moving on the hike, you'll pass the Sperry Chalet. If 17.5 miles seems a little long for a day hike, you can look into staying over at the Sperry Chalet (reservations required). This will mean that you'll...
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  • Martin City, Montana

    Drive around Hungry Horse Reservoir

    About 100 miles of mostly gravel roads (14 miles of pavement) will take you around this beautiful reservoir.  With that many miles of road and the shoreline to go with it, it is obvious that there is plenty to see and do in the Hungry Horse area. Check out some of my other adventures for ideas of...
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