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Hiking Glacier & Waterton Lakes provides details for more than 60 hikes, best hiking seasons, directions to the trailhead, difficulty ratings, average hiking times, GPS-compatible maps and more.

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 The Best Hikes for Wildlife in Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park is home to nearly 70 species of mammals, including grizzly bears, black bears, mountain goats, moose, wolverines, gray wolves, mountain lions, lynx, badgers and marmots. Although you stand a fairly good chance of seeing wildlife at any time or anywhere within Glacier, I thought I would offer some suggestions for those wishing to see wildlife during a hike. The following are just a few of the trails known for frequent wildlife sightings, and some of the animals that are commonly seen on each of them:

goatIceberg Lake: mountain goats, bighorn sheep, bears

Ptarmigan Tunnel: mountain goats, bighorn sheep, bears

Swiftcurrent Nature Trail: bears, moose, elk

Highline Trail: mountain goats, bighorn sheep, bears, marmots

Grinnell Glacier: bears, bighorn sheep, mountain goats

Hidden Lake Overlook: bighorn sheep, mountain goats, marmots, and maybe even a wolverine

Dawson Pass: bighorn sheep, mountain goats, moose

moose Piegan Pass: mountain goats, ptarmigan

Cobalt Lake: moose

Redrock Falls: moose (near Fishercap Lake)

Gunsight Lake: moose, elk and bears

Cracker Lake: mountain goats, marmots, bears

Bullhead Lake: moose