There is so much spectacular hiking in Glacier that it’s hard to choose the Top 5, let alone decide the order. After much discussion and voting, here is our list of the 5 best hikes in Glacier National Park.

(16.1km, 625m, 5-6h)

Mountain at Grinnel Glacier Hike in Glacier National Park

Grinnell Glacier is a spectacular hike in Glacier Park on a remarkable trail past lakes, across vertical rock faces and through waterfalls (in early season), culminating in a spectacular lake and waterfall. You will often see game on this trail.

(4.2km, 165m, 1-2h)

Hidden Lake Overlook Hike Glacier National Park |

We can hardly think of a better short hike in the world that rivals the view from the Hidden Lake Overlook in Glacier Park. And if you’re lucky there will be some handsome Rocky Mountain Goats nearby on the trail!

(21.9km, 820m, 6-8h)

Swiftcurrent Pass Hike Glacier National Park

The Swiftcurrent Pass hike is a wonderful day out, with a trail that keeps you guessing. There is the option of a linear hike to Granite Park Chalet and down to the loop on Going-to-the-Sun road, though carefully confirm transportation if you’re not doing a car shuttle.

(21.4km, 705m up, 1435m down, 7-9h)

Mountain at The Highline Hike in Glacier National Park

The Highline is one of Glacier’s legendary hikes along the Continental Divide. Thanks to the efficient free buses along the Going-to-the-Sun Road, you can take a bus back to your car from the trail – though make sure you know when the last bus is!

(18.2km, 760m, 5-7h)

View from the mountain at Ptarmigan Tunnel Hike in Glacier National Park

A hike to Ptarmigan Tunnel is a wonderful day out in the Many Glacier area of Glacier Park – complete with forest, streams, lakes and sheer cliffs. The trail through the Tunnel takes you into another world, with totally different, still stunning, views.

(16.4km, 465m, 4-6h)

Iceberg Lake Hike in Glacier National Park

Iceberg Lake is a wonderful hike in the Many Glacier area, especially early in the season when there are still icebergs contrasting the incredible blue of the water! The trail also includes beautiful wildflower meadows and stunning mountain views.

Trail at Swiftcurrent Creek and Lakes Hike in Glacier National Park

The Swiftcurrent Creek hike is a wonderful day out in the Many Glacier area with great views, alpine flowers and the opportunity to see some game. Turn back anywhere along the trail, however we prefer getting to the end of the valley, just below the switchbacks up to the Pass.

(9.7km, 635m, 4-6h)

Trail at Scenic Point Hike in Glacier National Park

The Scenic Point trail includes beautiful mountain views, culminating with a fine viewpoint in the Two Medicine Area of Glacier Park – a must-see on any visit. The drive alone from St. Mary is exhilarating, on a narrow twisting road with great scenery.

(14.7km, 550m, 4-6h)

View from the mountain at Piegan Pass Hike in Glacier National Park

Piegan Pass hike is a great day out in the Many Glacier area to a spectacular viewpoint, complete with stunning mountain scenery. If you’re adventurous, combine this with Siyeh Pass trail, but that’s a darn long day!

(5.8km, 190m, 1-2h)

Forest and stream at St Mary and Virginia Falls Hike in Glacier National Park

St. Mary and Virginia Falls are pleasant hikes near Logan Pass on the Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park. These family-friendly routes include a tranquil waterfall and a more dramatic one, along with gentle climbs through a lush green forest.