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  

Swiftcurrent Pass - The Swiftcurrent Pass trail is more easily hiked by coming from the Granite Park area and hiking down into the Many Glacier area. Along the way you will hike above and along several alpine lakes. Grizzlies and Sheep are often encountered along the way.
Swiftcurrent Valley View of Swiftcurrent Pass from Bullhead Lake, Many Glacier Bullhead Lake, Many Glacier Bullhead Lake, Many Glacier
Hiker Comments {6}

Snow cover: 0% Trees down: 0 Three washouts in trail below Devil's Elbow. Trail has been rerouted above washout. 7/17/09 per 824Wes
July 28, 2009

Husband and son went to the head of Bullhead Lake on 6/26--said the Beargrass is in full bloom! Didn't run into snow until the head of the lake. Pass still looks like there's some snow up there...Will post a few pics!
June 30, 2009

If you love Beargrass, it's massively blooming (almost) on the Red Rock Falls/Lake trail. Was there 6/20..... It'll be beautiful soon.
June 21, 2009

GNP reports: Snow cover: 10% to Devil's Elbow (top of switchbacks); appears to be ~70% beyond north side of Devil's Elbow. Trees down: 0 SNOW HAZARD-Extreme hazard just north of Devil's Elbow for about 400 yards: hazard consisting of high-angle snow chute with vertical drop at terminal end of chute...and snow caving by undercutting stream uptrail. Per 822 on 6/7/2009
June 15, 2009

NPS report: Snow cover: diminish to 35%, south and east sides of lake Trees down: Additional large tree down across trail from tour boat dock on southwest side of lake; tour boat patrons will be impeded gaining access to Nature Trail, or continuing to Lake Josephine from boat dock. 6/1/09
June 4, 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?
Grizzly bears in the park have a wide variety of food sources, including glacier lily bulbs, insects, and berries. They may also make an early season meal of mountain goats that were swept down in avalanches over the winter.
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