Glacier National Park - Hiker Forum Board

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The hikers in the park are the people who report on this board. This is not a government sponsored site. If you are a hiker and just made a hike then please help by updating the trail board with your hiking experiences and with the latest hiking conditions at Glacier. You can even upload your own trail pictures.

Every trail featured in the Glacier hiking forum board is colored in on the map below. Blue trails are lower in elevation and snow melts away faster on these trails. Many of the lower elevation trails are generally open by May. Red trails are higher elevation trails which can be clogged with snow well into July. To see the details of any particular trail on the Glacier hiking forum board simply click on the appropriate area in the map.

 

 

Glacier National Park
Glacier National Park
North Fork
North Fork
Many Glacier
Many Glacier
Lake McDonald
Lake McDonald
St. Mary & Two Medicine
St. Mary & Two Medicine
Walton
Walton
Many Glacier
glacier national park
Blue trails open usually by may     Red trails usually open in july     Orange boundaries for the parts in the map  

Iceberg Lake - As many postcards get sold featuring Iceberg Lake as any other Glacier NP symbol. The 5 mile trail leading to the beautiful lake is extremely popular. There are lots of bears early in the morning and they tend to stick near the trails so keep alert. The bergs in the lake are the after effect of the winter ice breaking apart each summer. This typically happens in July and the bergs can stick around for some time after that. For a more interesting view of the bergs in the lake then scramble up the hillside along the east flanks of the lake.
Iceberg Lake Iceburg Lake Iceberg Lake Iceberg Lake Iceberg Lake Trail
Indian Paintbrush at Iceberg Lake
Hiker Comments {4}

100% free of snow
Jeremiah
July 28, 2009

GNP reports: SNOW HAZARD-last 1-1/2 miles to lake, several snow chutes would present hazard as defined for average hikers unfamiliar with crossing snow. 6/12/09 per 632 Kintner.
Jeremiah
June 15, 2009

GNP reports: From Ptarmigan Junction to Iceberg snow cover 100% 05/15/09
Jeremiah
June 4, 2009

This was an awe moment for me. Did not see any bears along the hike, but plenty of digging signs. This is a popular hike so expect to share the lakeshore with many.
Leah
April 8, 2009

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Landmarks in Many Glacier
1 Apikuni Falls
2 Belly River
3 Cracker lake
4 Dawn Mist Falls
5 Elizabeth Lake
6 Gable Pass
7 Glens Lake
8 Grinnell Glacier
26 Grinnell Lake
9 Helen Lake
10 Iceberg Lake
11 Kootenai Lakes
12 Lake Francis
25 Lake Sherbourne
13 Lee Ridge
14 Mokowanis Lake
15 Otokomi Lake
16 Piegan Pass
17 Poia Lake
18 Ptarmigan Tunnel
19 Redgap Pass
20 Siyeh Pass
21 Slide Lake
22 Stoney Indian Pass
28 Swiftcurrent Lake
23 Swiftcurrent Lookout
24 Swiftcurrent Pass
 
Glacier Pictures Did you know?
Many donít realize the glaciers in the park began melting almost a hundred years ago with rapid melting from 1917 to 1926. The climate then cooled from the 1940s to 1979 and some of the Glaciers actually grew in size.
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