Glacier National Park is the Crown Jewel of the Continent! The 1,600-square mile park preserves a stunning wilderness area including the northernmost section of the Continental Divide in the United States of America.
The Grinnell Glacier hike is arguably one of the best hikes in Glacier National Park. It is a 7.5 miles
100 – 300 feet trailed and the entire length of the hike offers one wonderous view after another. The hike is long enough to take up the better part of your day, but there are ways to shorten the hike. And, it doesn’t matter how far you go, or where you turn around. The views are consistently great throughout.
Begin the hike on Swiftcurrent Foot Trail, which immediately enters a forest of firs and lodgepole pines. Chart a level course down the east side of Swiftcurrent Lake, passing several places where a couple steps off the trail gives you clear views over the lake toward the dramatic surrounding peaks. Grinnell Point, an imposing pyramid-shaped prominence guards the end of the valley holding the hike’s next two lakes.
Glacier National Park is bear country, so be bear aware when hiking in Glacier National Park. Between May and October the entrance fee for Glacier National Park is $30 (for a seven day pass). In the winter months that price is reduced to $20.Lake.