By himanshu
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An overview

At a height of 6,646 feet above sea level, the trails near Logan Pass in Glacier National Park offer all nature enthusiasts the opportunity to view breathtaking vistas and an abundance of wildlife. Some trails will lead you to a higher elevation than the pass. These trails are only accessible during the summer, as the Going-to-the-Sun Road is closed during the winter.

Hidden Lake

This trail includes a boardwalk, making the 3-mile hike considerably simpler. Cross open meadows, admire the breathtaking view of Hidden Lake, and you may spy some mountain goats. On your journey back, you will also see the Garden Wall. This trail is popular at Logan Pass. Logan Pass’ trailhead is located 32 miles east of the park’s western entrance and 18 miles east of its eastern entrance. The trailhead can be found at the Logan Pass Visitor Center.

  • Distance – 3 miles
  • Average Time of Hike – 1.75 hours
  • Elevation Gain – 460 feet
  • Difficulty – Easy
  • Trail Type – Out and back

Gunsight Pass

This trail provides access to the backcountry of Glacier National Park for backpackers. Obviously, you can hike lesser sections, such as the seven miles to Gunsight Lake. Due to the one-way nature of this trek, you can take a shuttle back to your vehicle. This hike will take you through forests and past glaciers, allowing you to experience the best of Glacier National Park. The trailhead for Gunsight Pass is located on the Going-to-the-Sun Road, between St. Mary Lake and Logan Pass, at the same turnout as the Jackson Glacier overlook.

  • Distance – 20.6 miles
  • Average Time of Hike – 2 days
  • Elevation Gain – 3,000 feet
  • Difficulty – Moderate to strenuous
  • Trail Type – One-way

Piegan Pass

Along the hike from Siyeh Bend to Many Glacier Lodge, there are breathtaking vistas. You will traverse Piegan Pass, see a variety of flora, traverse a range of altitudes, and cross streams. Piegan Pass Trailhead is located 15 miles west of St. Mary and 3 miles east of Logan Pass on Going-to-the-Sun Road. It commences at the parking area for Siyeh Bend.

  • Distance – 12.8 miles
  • Average Time of Hike – 7.5 hours
  • Elevation Gain – 1,670 feet
  • Difficulty – Moderate if going south to north, strenuous going north to south
  • Trail Type – Out and back

Siyeh Pass

It has been said that this is the finest day hike in Glacier. Beginning at Siyeh Bend, you traverse a rustic wooden bridge, trek through beautiful meadows, cross streams, and ascend rocky slopes. It is a difficult hike, but the waterfall views and wildlife make it worthwhile. The trailhead is at Siyeh Pass. On Going-to-the-Sun Road, three miles east of Logan Pass, is the trailhead. It begins at the parking area for Siyeh Bend.

  • Distance – 10.3 miles
  • Average Time of Hike – 6.5 hours
  • Elevation Gain – 2,240 feet
  • Difficulty – Moderate
  • Trail Type – One-way

Mount Oberlin

This trail offers spectacular views of Clements Mountain, Going-to-the-Sun Mountain, and the Garden Wall. You may have to scramble to reach the summit, but once you’re there, you’ll enjoy the view! The trailhead is accessible from the Logan Pass Visitor Center, which is located off the Going-to-the-Sun Road.

  • Distance – 3 miles
  • Average Time of Hike – 2.5 hours
  • Elevation Gain – 1,500 feet
  • Difficulty – Moderate
  • Trail Type – Out and back

Highline Trail

The Garden Wall segment of the Highline Trail allows trekkers to get up close and personal with Glacier National Park’s natural grandeur. This section of the trail between Logan Pass and the Granite Park Chalet is relatively simple to trek. Mountain goats and bighorn sheep are among the animals that you will observe. Following Going-to-the-Sun Road to the Logan Pass Visitor Center parking lot will bring you to the trailhead.

  • Distance – 7.6 miles
  • Average Time of Hike – 5 hours
  • Elevation Gain – 2,434 feet
  • Difficulty – Moderate
  • Trail Type – One-way

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