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Great hike and great views

For me quite a tough hike, about 8 miles and 1600 feet gain. I did it in mid September and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Southampton, United Kingdom
Strenuous but worth the hike

Wife and I, both mid 60s, hiked this trail on Sept 30, 2017. Boats were no longer running so we... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Germantown, Wisconsin
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A large glacier offering 300 acres of beauty.
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Glacier National Park, MT
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Reviewed 1 week ago

For me quite a tough hike, about 8 miles and 1600 feet gain. I did it in mid September and beforehand was a bit dubious about hiking it on my own as weather was cold and very misty. But the boats across Swiftcurrent and Josephine...More

Thank charlieson3
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wife and I, both mid 60s, hiked this trail on Sept 30, 2017. Boats were no longer running so we hiked the entire trail in and out. We are in decent shape, do several miles of walking each day at home. I had heart valve...More

2  Thank dogdoogone
Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided while staying on the West side to drive around and hike this amazing hike. We had ran out of time while staying on the East side so didn't think we would have the time to do this. But when they closed the GTTSR...More

1  Thank TimbersHouse
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The double boat rides from Swiftcurrent to the base trail point to Grinnell Glacier and Grinnel Lake was the highlight of our trip to Galcier National Park. It is breathtaking from the time you get on the first boat till you return to Many Glacier...More

Thank Daniel H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a fabulous hike! We love the outdoors but weren't in great shape this year so was a little nervous if this hike would be a little too steep for us. It gave us a run for our money but we were able to do...More

Thank ariceli79
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Grinnell Glacier named for the famous conservationist, George Grinnell was originally over 700 acres and encompassed what is now Salamander Glacier. Grinnell is currently 40% smaller and Salamander Glacier is no longer connected. It is expected that Grinnell Glacier will disappear by 2030 unless CO2...More

1  Thank Kathleen1314
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Opt for an early morning hike (around 8.30 AM). Ranger program: - Start from the Many Glacier Hotel - Reach a little early, get a coffee from the hotel and walk around the lake. It is beautiful as you can see from my early morning...More

4  Thank Suresh L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Grinnell Glacier hike is amazing.   It is about 12 miles long if you decide to walk all the way over to the mouth of the Glacier.  We got super lucky and were able to see a bear (at entrance), mountain goat, moose, lots of...More

Thank Neethu J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The long route is starting from the hotel, and the short route is taking the boats up swiftcurrent and josephine lakes. Either way is doable in a day. This hike has stunning views the entire way up. Be on the lookout for wildlife too as...More

Thank sjohnston12
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Did this hike as part of a ranger program. This is an excellent way to learn about nature and the park. By walking this trail at an "interpretative" pace, meant I didn't notice the ascent and was not fatigued when I reached the summit. Which...More

2  Thank NolicReggib
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Parul N
8 September 2017|
Response from Jodi R | Reviewed this property |
We were there prior to the forest fires, sorry.
24 August 2017|
Response from Vancouvoid | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, didn't take any helicopter rides. We did take the Many Glacier boat ride across Swiftwater lake and Josephine Lake--which was scenic and informative. If you want the early morning rides, need to reserve ahead of... More
13 August 2017|
Response from roxpwhite | Reviewed this property |
I'd call and ask St Mary's Chalet. Not certain after Labor Day