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Glacier trail map
National Geographic Trails Illustrated Map for Glacier National Park contains detailed topographic information, named and clearly marked trails, recreational points of interest, and navigational aids for both Glacier and Waterton Lakes National Park in Canada.



















Glacier Moon Guide Book
Moon Glacier National Park: Writer and avid outdoors - woman Becky Lomax offers an insider’s perspective on Glacier Nat'l Park. She provides the best ways to enjoy the park’s one million acres of wilderness, and gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.



Alphabetic Directory of Glacier National Park Day Hikes

The table below provides basic information for more than 60 Glacier National Park day hikes, listed in alphabetical order. By clicking on any of the trail names below you'll find more detailed information for each hike, including trail descriptions, key features, directions, pictures, elevation profiles and maps.

Difficulty Rating Defined: a difficulty rating of less than 5 is generally considered to be an easy hike, between 5 and 10 is moderate, and anything over 10 is considered to be a strenuous day hike. For a more detailed explanation concerning difficulty ratings for all day hikes in Glacier National Park, please click here.

R/T on the table heading below stands for total round trip miles.

To get a general idea on the location of any of the day hikes listed below, please check out our park map page.



Trail Name Location Trail Features RT Miles Elevation Gain Difficulty Rating
Apgar Lookout Lake McDonald Scenic Views, Historic 7.1 1845 10.79
Apikuni Falls Many Glacier Waterfalls 1.7 625 2.95
Appistoki Falls Two Medicine  Waterfalls 1.3 175 1.65
Aster Falls Two Medicine  Waterfalls 2.8 320 3.44
Aster Park Overlook Two Medicine  Scenic Views, Waterfalls 4.0 780 5.56
Avalanche Lake Lake McDonald Lake, Waterfalls 4.5 730 5.96
Baring Falls St. Mary Lake Waterfalls 0.8 160 1.12
Beaver Pond Loop St. Mary Lake Meadows, Forest Hike, Historic 3.6 350 4.30
Belly River Ranger Station Many Glacier Outstanding Views, Historic 12.2 870 13.94
Bullhead Lake Many Glacier Lakes, Waterfalls, Scenic Views 7.2 425 8.05
Cobalt Lake Two Medicine  Scenic Views, Alpine Lake, Waterfalls, Wildflowers 11.2 1450 14.10
Cracker Lake Many Glacier Alpine Lake, Outstanding Views 12.6 1400 15.40
Dawson Pass Two Medicine  Outstanding Views 9.4 2450 14.30
Deadwood Falls Logan Pass Waterfalls, Forest Hike 2.3 665 3.63
Firebrand Pass Two Medicine  Outstanding Views, Wildflowers 10.2 1950 14.10
Fish Lake Lake McDonald Lake, Forest Hike 5.8 1210 8.22
Florence Falls Logan Pass Waterfalls, Forest Hike 9.8 975 11.75
Forest and Fire Nature Trail Lake McDonald Scenic Views, Wildflowers 1.1 180 1.46
Gable Pass Many Glacier Outstanding Views, Alpine Meadows 13.1 2250 17.60
Granite Park Chalet (via The Loop) Logan Pass Outstanding Views, Wildflowers 8.4 2450 13.30
Granite Park Chalet (via Highline) Logan Pass Outstanding Views, Alpine Meadows, Wildflowers 15.2 1920 19.04
Grinnell Glacier Many Glacier Outstanding Views, Glaciers 7.6 1840 11.28
Grinnell Lake Many Glacier Lake, Scenic Views 3.0 220 3.44
Gunsight Lake Logan Pass Outstanding Views, Subalpine Lake, Wildflowers 12.6 1500 15.60
Hidden Falls Many Glacier Waterfalls, Forest Hike 2.5 250 3.00
Hidden Lake Logan Pass Outstanding Views, Alpine Meadows, Lake 5.4 1325 8.05
Hidden Lake Overlook Logan Pass Outstanding Views, Alpine Meadows, Wildflowers 2.7 540 3.78
Highline Loop Logan Pass Outstanding Views, Alpine Meadows, Wildflowers 11.8 1950 15.70
Highline Trail to Haystack Pass Logan Pass Outstanding Views, Alpine Meadows, Wildflowers 7.2 825 8.85
Howe Lake Lake McDonald Lake 4.0 240 4.48
Huckleberry Mountain Lookout Lake McDonald Scenic Views 12.0 3400 18.80
Iceberg Lake Many Glacier Outstanding Views, Alpine Lake 9.7 1275 12.25
Johns Lake Loop Lake McDonald Waterfalls, Lake Views 1.8 225 2.25
Lake McDonald West Shore Lake McDonald Lake Views 14.0 300 14.60
Medicine Grizzly Lake Two Medicine  Subalpine Lake, Scenic Views 12.4 625 13.65
Mt. Brown Lookout Lake McDonald Outstanding Views, Historic 10.1 4250 18.60
No Name Lake Two Medicine  Alpine Lake, Scenic Views 5.4 905 7.21
Oldman Lake Two Medicine  Alpine Lake, Outstanding Views 13.3 1850 17.00
Otokomi Lake St. Mary Lake Alpine Lake, Waterfalls 10.8 2180 15.16
Paradise Point Two Medicine  Scenic Lake Views 1.4 220 1.84
Piegan Pass Logan Pass Outstanding Views 9.2 1850 12.90
Pitamakan Pass Two Medicine  Outstanding Views, Lake Views 15.4 2500 20.40
Poia Lake Many Glacier Lake Views 8.6 1750 12.10
Preston Park Logan Pass Outstanding Views, Alpine Meadows, Wildflowers 7.1 1415 9.93
Ptarmigan Falls Many Glacier Oustanding Views, Waterfalls 5.0 768 6.54
Ptarmigan Lake Many Glacier Oustanding Views, Alpine Lake 8.8 1700 12.20
Ptarmigan Tunnel Many Glacier Oustanding Views, Alpine Lake, Historic 10.7 2300 15.30
Quartz Lake Loop Lake McDonald Lake Views, Forest Hike 12.8 2350 17.50
Red Eagle Lake St. Mary Lake Lake Views, Meadows 15.0 300 15.60
Redrock Falls Many Glacier Waterfalls, Lake, Scenic Views 4.2 285 4.77
Rockwell Falls Two Medicine  Waterfalls, Scenic Views, Wildflowers 7.0 375 7.75
Rocky Point Nature Trail Lake McDonald Lake, Scenic Views 1.9 350 2.60
Running Eagle Falls Two Medicine  Waterfalls 0.6 15 0.63
Scalplock Mountain Lookout Two Medicine Outstanding Views, Historic 9.4 3175 15.75
Scenic Point Two Medicine  Outstanding Views, Alpine Tundra 8.0 2300 12.60
Siyeh Pass Logan Pass Outstanding Views, Alpine Meadows, Wildflowers 8.9 2090 13.08
Siyeh Pass Loop Logan Pass Outstanding Views, Alpine Meadows, Wildflowers 10.4 2280 14.96
Snyder Lake Lake McDonald Subalpine Lake, Scenic Views 8.7 2045 12.79
Sperry Chalet Lake McDonald Outstanding Views, Waterfalls 12.3 3360 19.02
St. Mary Area Waterfalls Hike St. Mary Lake Waterfalls, Lake Views 5.2 700 6.60
St. Mary Falls St. Mary Lake Waterfalls 1.7 215 2.13
Swiftcurrent Lake Nature Trail Many Glacier Scenic and Lake Views, Forest 2.9 25 2.95
Swiftcurrent Pass Many Glacier Outstanding Views, Alpine Meadows, Lakes 14.2 2400 19.00
Trail of the Cedars Lake McDonald Forest Hike, Waterfalls 1.0 60 1.12
Trout Lake Lake McDonald Lake 8.4 4200 16.80
Twin Falls Two Medicine  Waterfalls 2.3 115 2.53
Two Medicine Pass Two Medicine  Outstanding Views, Alpine Lake 15.8 2350 20.50
Upper Two Medicine Lake Two Medicine  Lake Views, Meadows, Wildflowers 4.8 350 5.50
Virginia Falls St. Mary Lake Waterfalls 3.6 525 4.65