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    6 days, 5 hours ago
    This hike is brutal, but also totally worth it. The miles to Preston Park are a steady, but manageable incline with a beautiful crossing of Siyeh Creek. Once you hit the meadow it’s an easy haunt until you start to climb the pass. The switchbacks and elevation gain are intense, but stick with it. The views at the top of the pass were incredible, even with low visibility due to smoke. The back half of the trail starts with the descent. This terrain is treacherous and technical, but steady pacing is the name of the game. On our hike it was warm and sunny, but there were still a couple patches of snow to cross. Hiking poles helped. After a couple miles of descent, you hit what passes for level ground in Glacier. The rest of the hike is a series of ridges through an old burnt pine forest until you hit the rocky edge of Barring Creek on your last mile. The back half of the trail is even less traversed than the hike from the Piegan Pass trailhead, with brush nearly blocking the trail completely in parts. The terrain is dramatic and dynamic. Bring extra water or a treatment to refill at the many streams and rivulets. When I do this hike again, I’ll make it an out an back from the Piegan Pass trailhead to the top of the pass. But it is amazing, and even though it may be challenging, you won’t regret it.
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    3 weeks, 2 days ago
    This was a challenging hike, but I saw a good number of older adults and kids doing it as well. BEAUTIFUL scenery. Iceberg lake is beautiful.
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    1 month, 1 week ago
    Backpacking to Cosley Lake was incredible. About 3 miles in there is a beautiful opening looking the mountains above the glacier aqua water. Great for pictures. We stopped for a snack at gable CG. Met some CDTers. Then continued on. After gable it’s about 3 more miles. We stopped at the waterfall which was gorgeous with the sun hitting on the turquoise water. It was ragging after all this rain and snow melt. The last mile to the lake is a bit rough and more uphill. The last mile hiking out is a bit brutal with the packs and it’s more uphill. I would say the hike is harder on the way out than on the way in. Lol But so worth it.
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    2 months, 1 week ago
    Great hike. Not very difficult. Beautiful views of the streams and the lake with snow coming down in the distance over the mountains. Highly recommend. Also saw a bighorn on the mountain face across the way.
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    2 months, 1 week ago
    Great and challenging hike. Massive views of the lake and mountains on the way up. Many trees down to cross but not difficult. Hardest part was the last Half mile where the trail was completely covered in snow. Difficult but rewarding and a fun slide back down. Beautiful views from the top. Highly recommend
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    2 months, 1 week ago
    This hike is very steep. My girlfriend and I are average hikers, and the ascent took 2hrs and 15mins. The work is worth it, the views are amazing.
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    8 months, 1 week ago
    Beautiful deep in the woods scenery along this easy stroll to the lake.
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    9 months, 1 week ago
    We hiked up to Avalanche lake in mid-October 2020. It was a rainy day--not a downpour, but a steady rain throughout the hike. We went all the way to the end of the lake and back down, which totaled around 7.5 mi. This is a gorgeous hike. The trail is well-used and smooth, and not difficult at all. It's moderately challenging aerobically, but I wouldn't call it difficult. Depending on when you go, you will likely see a lot of people--probably no need to worry about bears! Even on a rainy day in October, we saw a lot of other people on the trail. Do not miss the "Trail of the Cedars" at the trailhead. This interpretive trail is impressive, and worth the very small detour (if you want to call it that).
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    9 months, 2 weeks ago
    Arduos on the way up and we’ll worth it for the views. Stunning and magical.
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    9 months, 4 weeks ago
    The elevation gain and loss wasn’t the easiest, but the views were worth the pain. NO PAIN NO GAIN.
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    10 months, 1 week ago
    Go early to get a parking spot. You’ll travel along mostly easily walkable trails but you should be well prepared with good hiking shoes - saw lots of people thinking the short hike would be “easy”. Beautiful lake and awesome background of the mountains. If you’re prepared, walk the trail around the lake then up to monument falls. Once there turn around and look back - amazing.
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    10 months, 1 week ago
    First hike while in Glacier NP in June. Great hike with wonderful views and a picnic payoff at the lookout.
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    10 months, 2 weeks ago
    Hike beyond Haystack Pass and was confronted by a Big horn sheep that was using the trail. Saw mountain sheep a mile past the Pass. Turned around at the 4.8 mile. Lot of smoke but still an awesome hike. Highly recommended..
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    10 months, 2 weeks ago
    Took this hike today and was a awesome hike to Saint Mary’s falls and further up Virginia Falls. 2.1 miles to Virginia falls. Highly recommended. We were lucky to find parking at the trail head but if that is full there are two parking areas past the TH. Smoke from wildfires was bad today so seeing the mountains or glaciers was spotty but the falls more than made up it.
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    10 months, 2 weeks ago
    4.5 Pretty, at times busy but mostly at chalet. Very hot, dry and no water source- so bring it with you! Would love to stay at chalet or nearby campground- unfortunately we weren’t lucky enough in reservations/permits
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    10 months, 2 weeks ago
    Trail was easy to follow and wife and I rated it as moderate to strenuous depending on one’s fitness level. It is a 10 mile R/T. Beautiful views even with all the haze created by west coast and Idaho wildfires. Didn’t see any wildlife except a noisy squirrel. Windy at the top of the pass. Parking is by the railroad tracks at mile marker 203. Cross the tracks and the trail Head is thru a wooden gate.
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    10 months, 4 weeks ago
    A lot more exposure and sketchy rock climbing than expected. Stellar view.
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    11 months, 3 weeks ago
    Very rewarding hike
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    12 months ago
    Mount Reynolds climb
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    1 year, 1 month ago
    This hike was one to remember. We hiked in 6.5 miles and were unable to finish at Trout Lake because Camas Creek was a rushing river that we could not cross! There were absolutely no trail markings and at times barely a trail. I would describe it as unkempt animal path that we followed for way too long. Turn around at the amazing views of the creek at Rodgers Meadow, your boots will still probably be wet at this point! Plus side, and also kind of concerning, we saw zero people on our entire 7 hour trek!

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    1 year, 9 months ago
    First let me qualify my rating, I gave it 3 stars based on the Gaia rating of "Yes, I would hike this again." In terms of scenery this trail is top notch and as for wildlife viewing potential, well, my wife and I have seen nearly everything from a hiker narrowly evading a charging grizzly to mountain goats to bighorn sheep and everything in between. As for the hike itself, its not particularly challenging. If you are fit and well prepared it's nothing more than a long walk. The spur trail up the Garden Wall trail to the glacier overlook is strenuous, but well worth the effort. I recommend getting to the Logan Pass parking lot early, between 6-7am. You'll get to hike most of the Highline Trail in cool temps and watch the dawn light bathe the mountains and wake up the valley. Make the push up the Garden Wall trail and have some lunch, stop at the Chalet for the novelty of it and just before popping out onto the road, sit in the creek under the bridge and cool off before taking the shuttle back up.
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    1 year, 10 months ago
    We started from the Swift Current trailhead. You could choose a boat ride from the motel to the end of lake Josephine and turn the 5.5 mile (one way) hike into a 3.8 mile (one way) hike up to Grinnel Glacier. I'd rate the 5.5 hike in the challenging level. The hike along Lake Josephine is level and easy. Then you go 1600 feet up to the Grinnel glacier. Views of the lake are wonderful as you work your way around the cliffs above Grinnel lake. The last push to the top gives you an overlook of the Grinnel glacier and the lake forming below it. Check out the video at the visitors center to understand the ramifications of what you are seeing. Icebergs are floating in the lake and you can still see the blue hue of the glacier ice in places. You will likely see Big Horn sheep, eagles, squirrels, and even an occasional bear along the way. Amazing hike.
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    1 year, 11 months ago
    This rating is comparing this hike to others in Glacier National Park. The trail is in the woods for a good portion of the hike. The trail is in great shape and very smooth. Most of the elevation comes in the last mile. The view at the top between the two valleys is nice but average compared to other passes in the park. Google maps does show the parking lot correctly since it is hard to find otherwise.
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    1 year, 11 months ago
    This was a very enjoyable but busy trail up to the lookout. The rest of the Path was closed as there was Grizzly Bear activity. The path is a well maintained boardwalk out from the visitor centre. This is a fairly constant ascent which might leave you a bit puffed if you are not used to the altitude. The views of Hidden Lake are great and it was a most pleasant trail in the crisp mountain air.
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    1 year, 11 months ago
    Hidden Lake Trail above the Logan Pass Visitors’ Center, Glacier National Park - always beautiful with great scenery and lots of wildlife.
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    2 years ago
    Amazing hike. Trail was well maintained and the weather is perfect this time of year! May be the best lake view in the park!
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    2 years, 1 month ago
    Prettiest hike I’ve ever been on!
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    2 years, 1 month ago
    Confusing trail signs led to a much shorter hike than expected.
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    2 years, 1 month ago
    Intense hike, amazing views at every turn. Most climb is at the route up to Pitamakan Pass and onto Dawson Pass.
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    2 years, 10 months ago
    Got to the Logan Pass parking lot at 6:50AM on 8/9/2018 and the parking lot was about 1/2 full. According to shuttle driver parking lot is completely full by 8AM. There is only one bottle filler at Logan Pass - the visitor center does not sell any liquids and there are no sinks or drinking fountains, so bring whatever water you will need with you as the lines at the bottle filler were very, very long. Unfortunately the skies were pretty hazy from the western wildfires. Views were still pretty good, and you could tell that on a clear day they would be spectacular. The trail to the Granite Park Chalet is in good condition and easy to follow. The part with the cables is hilariously wide (can easily fit two people walking side by side with no trouble); not sure why they put it there. The trail down from the Chalet to the Granite Park camping area is to the right of the Chalet (as you're looking at it from coming up the trail); there was a clothesline installed in front of it when we were here today. There is a building down in the Granite Park camping area and they have the area around it cordoned off; the detour trail is a very steep section over rocks but you can see the trail that you're supposed to pick up so it's not too difficult to find your way. From the campgrounds to the shuttle stop is a very miserable 4.2 miles of completely exposed, hot, dusty, multi-use (horses) trail. The majority is downhill, though there is a brief bit that's slightly uphill as you're (finally) nearing the end. Be sure you bring lots and lots of water and sun protection! A ranger met us at the bridge just before the shuttle stop and asked if we had bear spray as there was a black bear sow with two cubs on the trail, but we didn't actually see her. The shuttle ride back up to Logan Pass was uneventful. Traffic coming down from the pass (at about 3PM) was busy, but someone had broken down going down to Apgar and that was causing quite a back-up. Still, I would recommend not being on the Road to the Sun during the hours that they forbid bicycles from traveling on the road (this year that was 9AM to 4PM).
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    2 years, 10 months ago
    Got to the trailhead at 7:30AM on 8/7/2018 and got the last parking spot - you definitely want to get there early for this hike! There are composting toilets at the trailhead, actual toilets in the Avalanche campgrounds (about 0.2 miles from the road), and a pit toilet up at the lake. The trail itself was quite nice; went along Avalanche Creek for a good part of the beginning with lots of good photo ops. Avalanche Lake is gorgeous, with lots of little beaches for people to explore and phenomenal scenery to enjoy. The lake never felt too crowded while we were there (though we were done with the RT by 10AM - there were a LOT of people on their way up while we were going down); everyone there while we were were whispering, which was also very nice and added to the overall sense of serenity. Bugs were not too bad on the beaches or the higher trail around the lake. The trail right next to the water, however, had small swarms of them at intervals. Seems to just be gnats, nothing biting, but was still annoying. Not too much in the way of flowers along the trail. Overall a beautiful, highly recommended hike (as long as you start early).
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