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
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  

Ptarmigan Tunnel - The five mile trail going from Swiftcurrent Inn to the Ptarmigan Tunnel is great. The views given to the hiker who goes beyond the Tunnel towards Elizabeth are even better!! And the Tunnel itself is very cool. For these reasons then the trail is one of the more popular in the park. There are also a lot of bears on the Many Glacier side of the tunnel trail so keep a sharp lookout and be sure to make noise while traveling the trail.
Hiker Comments {4}

100% free of snow
July 28, 2009

GNP reports: Large fields of snow. Two SNOW HAZARDS the last mile. Lake is still frozen except at the outlet 6/11/09 per 624 Duncan.
June 15, 2009

NPS report: 40% first mile, then 90% to Junction: 05/19/09
June 4, 2009

Don't let the sight of the trail from the lake to the tunnel discourge you. Take it slow and you can make it. Then to go through the tunnel and see Elizabeth Lake on the other side is beautiful. Stop and soak your feet in the lake on the way back out. Not sure you can swim in it. Very cold!
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?
Did you know that 2003 was one of the hottest recorded years in Glacier National Park's history? That year, approximately 144,000 acres burned from multiple wildfires.
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