The Grinnell Glacier Overlook trail can also be approached from Logan Pass via the Highline Trail which includes about 7 miles on easy trail and significantly less elevation change. But at the 7-mile point, that changed. My recent post Park Post #4: The Grand Canyon, Wow, this looks gorgeous! We’re planning a trip to Glacier National Park this July. There is an optional one mile (two miles out and back) spur trail to Grinnell Glacier Overlook that is definitely worth making the extra effort for. You’ll get a bird’s eye view from above Upper Grinnell Lake, Grinnell Glacier and the rest of the Grinnell Valley into the Many Glacier area. Like much of the Highline Trail, the Garden Wall Trail is a relatively narrow path with steep drop-offs in many places. Experience the spectacular beauty of Glacier on this hike that parallels the Garden Wall. We finally made it to Glacier National Park in August 2020 and at the top of our list was to hike the Highline Trail. Worth-mentioning is the Grinnell Glacier Overlook that has a scenic view of the glacier from a different perspective altogether. Despite this, it provides one of the most epic views in the entire park . As you proceed, 8436-foot Swiftcurrent Mountain eventually comes into view looking towards the north. If you decide to extend your Highline Trail experience and hike the Grinnell Glacier Overlook spur trail, factor in at least an extra hour. (They literally bring mules up a hiking trail to get their supplies delivered.) Added by Theresa Wang. Definitely worth the sweat for this view! Looks like the park rangers need to do a little more exploring LOL! The trail offers scenic views of glaciated U-shaped valleys. The Highline Trail in Glacier National Park begins at Logan Pass on the Going-to-the-Sun Road, and follows the west side of the Continental Divide northward for over 30 miles, and eventually ends in Canada! Travel to Ahern Pass (5 miles) Head north and follow the continental divide to Ahern Pass, a quiet trail where spectacular views await you. Find me on Instagram (I hang out there a lot). The hike to the Grinnell Glacier Overlook in Glacier National Park begins from the Highline Trailhead, located on the north side of the Going-to-the-Sun Road at Logan Pass. Garden Wall Trail to Glacier Overlook This extension off Highline Trail climbs a thousand feet in a mile to extraordinary views over Grinnell Glacier and a trio of subalpine lakes. Perhaps the ideal hike would be to leave from Logan Pass on the High Line trail. My recent post British Columbian RoadTrip & Murrin Provincial Park, BC, Canada. Great view of Grinnell Glacier but challenging hike up and down. Interestingly, during his final visit to the glacier in 1926, Grinnell noted in his diary that "the glacier is melting very fast and the amount of water coming from it is great. In theory, this overlook doesn’t exist. Sharing adventures since 2009. Starting from the chalet just before dawn, I took the trail up to Grinnell Glacier Overlook. You’ll get a bird’s eye view from above Upper Grinnell Lake, Grinnell Glacier and the rest of the Grinnell Valley into the Many Glacier area. If you've done or are doing the Grinnell Glacier trail, you'd be amazed to see the overlook from the bottom. If you have the energy, it’s well worth it. This is a difficult one way trail in Glacier National Park. My advice is to not let this deter you, as this is one of the most scenic hiking trails in America. References. Grinnell Glacier Overlook. Answer 1 of 8: We’re planning a trip to Glacier National Park this July. However, our day did not end with the Highline Trail and our arrival at the chalet. After sitting behind some rocks to block the wind while we ate lunch at this overlook, we decided to continue on the spur trail to see where it led or how far before it faded away. It was so bright against the white of the glacier. Is it worth the steep climb and adding a couple miles to a day hike (Logan Pass to the Loop) that is already fairly lengthy? At every step, and every turn, hikers will enjoy spectacular scenery as the Highline follows along the Continental Divide, also known as the Garden Wall throughout this section of Glacier National Park. If you're looking for solitude, however, you likely won't find it on this trail. For our second day at Glacier we hiked one of our US bucket list hikes: The Highline Trail to Grinnell Glacier Overlook! Cannon, 8179-foot Mt. Highline Trail Visitor hiking along the famous Highline Trail Cliff in Glacier National Park. Does this other overlook that’s not marked on the park map actually exist? There will also be a gem colored lake sitting at the base of the glacier, which will make you believe in fairy-tales, or maybe that blue Gatorade comes from someplace other than a factory. As you reach the end of the spur trail, enjoy the commanding views of Lake McDonald in the distance. We made it back at 710 so it is a fairly long trail, that is with us waking fast but spending about a hour at the glacier. The side trip adds about 1.5 miles to the route and is quite steep . Physically challenging due to steady climb all the way up, and steep climb at the end to Grinnell Glacier overlook, which was totally worth the extra effort. The overlook straddles the narrow crest of the Garden Wall. A 1.2-mile (1.9 km) round trip side trail takes hikers up the side of the Garden Wall to an overlook to Grinnell Glacier. I would have probably listened to the park ranger missing out on this gorgeous view. Hidden by the rock ledge, but visible at the far end of Upper Grinnell Lake is Grinnell Glacier. Love the shot looking back towards the chalet with the snowy mountains in the background. So far, this was a pretty fabulous walk in the park – literally. At an elevation of 7024 feet the pass forms the saddle between 7486-foot Haystack Butte and the Garden Wall, which at this point is technically the southeastern flank of Mt. About 8 miles if done from the Highline Trail. Most people reach the overlook through the Highline Trail, but it was closed at the time due to ice cover. If you have extra time and energy, this side trail is just shy of two miles, out-and-back, and provides stunning views of Grinnell Glacier, over toward Many Glacier. My recent post A Holiday Destination at Albany Western Australia, That view is an awesome payoff! August 18, 2019 at 4:28 am. Since the Many Glacier area of the park is closed, it may be worth it for some people to hike the spur trail to the Grinnell Glacier Overlook just to get a glimpse of this area of the park. After a gazillion hours and a gallon of sweat, we finally arrived the Granite Park Chalet. The Grinnell Glacier Overlook trail can also be approached from Logan Pass via the Highline Trail which includes about 7 miles on easy trail and significantly less elevation change. It’s longer (7 miles) but it’s flatter and we could see that it would be far more scenic. My recent post Meridian Hill Park is one of DC’s hidden gems, I drove through Glacier a zillion years ago but never have I hiked it. Gould. Soon you'll begin a short but relatively steep climb up to Haystack Pass. With Grinnell Glacier access restricted (Covid), we accessed via the Highline trail (Logan Pass visitor center), climbed to the Grinnell Overlook (via Garden Wall trail), and returned via the Loop trail (to the Loop parking lot for pickup). Oberlin and 8986-foot Heavens Peak will dominate the views towards the west. Hikers will ascend more than 900 feet in less than nine-tenths of a mile. The view from Glacier Overlook justifies the effort. With its outstanding panoramic views of the upper McDonald Creek Valley, Haystack Pass is also a popular spot for a snack or lunch break. The Grinnell Glacier Overlook is a very special place that is thousands of feet above the Grinnell Glacier in Glacier National Park.The view from this overlook is absolutely spectacular, and it's very much worth the hike up the Highline Trail on the Going-to-the-Sun Road at Logan Pass to see it. Should we trust some random people on the Internet over a park ranger? If we had to do this hike all over again We’d take the Highline Trail start from Logan Pass Visitor Center instead of The Loop (this was our original plan until we learned about Highline Trail closure). : Johns Lake Loop This 2-mile loop visits a small lake in a mossy fores and then follows McDonald Creek past McDonald Falls to return to the trailhead. OR you can finish back at the Many Glacier trailhead (I recommend AGAINST taking the Swiftcurrent trail to the Chalet. Grinnell Glacier Editor's Pick. If you’re looking for one moderate hike to do in Glacier National Park, I don’t think you can go wrong with Grinnell Glacier Overlook from the Highline Trail.. Mileage (one-way): 5 miles if done from The Loop. Within the Many Glacier region of the park and departing near one of … Mileage (one-way): 5 miles if done from The Loop. 2 Replies to “Granite Park Chalet via Highline Trail, Grinnell Glacier Overlook, and Swiftcurrent Lookout” Ashley Knoef says: Reply. We were in the USA (WY, UT and CO) last summer and after visiting we got so many awesome travel advice from fellow campers … now we desperately want to visit Montana (and Oregon and Washington) … jealous you live so close to all this beauty. Glacier National Park Photo Gallery It’s very steep!). Sitting in the middle of the glacier was a baby-blue pool of water where melted glacial ice has collected. I hope to take Mike on some longer hikes the next time we go without children. The Grinnell Glacier Overlook is a very special place that is thousands of feet above the Grinnell Glacier in Glacier National Park.The view from this overlook is absolutely spectacular, and it's very much worth the hike up the Highline Trail on the Going-to-the-Sun Road at Logan Pass to see it. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. To avoid the frequently full parking area at Logan Pass, you may want to consider taking the free shuttle up to … Trail Description: The hike to the Grinnell Glacier Overlook in Glacier National Park begins from the Highline Trailhead, located on the north side of the Going-to-the-Sun Road at Logan Pass. We’re planning a trip to Glacier National Park this July. Trail opened 7/24/20 Granite Park Chalet - Fifty Mtn. With the additional trail to Grinnell Glacier Overlook, the hike is 13.6 miles. You guys are so lucky to be able visited this place. I’m so glad Glacier is shaping up to be all I had promised! How long is the Highline Trail in Glacier National Park? ... there’s an overlook that looks down on Grinnell Glacier in the Many Glacier Valley. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. The trail is southeast of the chalet and splits from the Highline Trail about 5-10 minutes from the chalet; the overlook is about a trail mile from the chalet. The 4.5 mile trail called ‘The Loop’ trail that we took to get there was no easy picnic. Great shots as usual! Roughly 2.5 miles from Logan Pass the slopes of the Garden Wall begin to shallow out. Hike to Grinnell Glacier Overlook via Highline Trail. The Grinnell Glacier Overlook trail will bring you above one of Glacier National Park’s most prominent glacier formations. My recent post Flashback Friday: The day we found a mule at Quilotoa, The view is amazingly breath taking. You photos are motivational Jill and definitely make me want to go there. Jack starting out on the Grinnell Glacier Overlook trail proper, Looking back at the Granite Park Chalet from the trail. It was steep with no shades and with no interesting view to distract us from our slow uphill slog. The Highline Trail is a scenic hiking trail in Glacier National Park, Montana, United States.The trail stretches 7.6 miles (12.2 km) from Logan Pass to Granite Park Chalet, and continues another 11.9 miles (19.2 km) from there to Fifty Mountain Campground.The trail follows the Garden Wall ridge and the continental divide for most of its length. As of 2005 it has shrunk to less than 200 acres. before using any information on this site. We’re two healthy adults and a fit 13-year-old girl. This was the steepest part of the hike (about 1000 ft in elevation in 0.6 mile) but fresh from our previous cold drink and candy bar party, we powered through and we were rewarded with the this view. Grinnell Glacier Overlook (1.4 miles) Hike a well traveled steep trail to view glaciers along the continental divide. Highline trail to the Grinnell glacier overlook Trailhead : Logan Pass visitor center, on the Going-to-the-Sun road. Highline Trail to Grinnell Overlook With Grinnell Glacier access restricted (Covid), we accessed via the Highline trail (Logan Pass visitor center), climbed to the Grinnell Overlook (via Garden Wall trail), and returned via the Loop trail (to the Loop parking lot for pickup). Highline Trail is the no. This site is a member of Amazon affiliates. We are both runners with many half marathons and marathons (albeit now very fast) under our belts. Obviously we would plan on starting the hike as early as possible shortly after first light. If you have extra time and energy, this side trail is just shy of two miles, out-and-back, and provides stunning views of Grinnell Glacier, over toward Many Glacier. ", National Geographic Trails Illustrated Map. I'm a San Francisco-based outdoor lover, world traveler, and road trip warrior. In 1850, at the end of what has been referred to as the Little Ice Age, Grinnell Glacier, combined with The Salamander, measured 710 acres in surface area. Hopefully Yosemite next summer … we'll see. Map of the Highline Trail. Very steep ascent to the glacier overlook. In the end, we decided yes…and drove to the trailhead. Highline Trail to Grinnell Overlook With Grinnell Glacier access restricted (Covid), we accessed via the Highline trail (Logan Pass visitor center), climbed to the Grinnell Overlook (via Garden Wall trail), and returned via the Loop trail (to the Loop parking lot for pickup). From the overlook, you will get an excellent view of the retreating Grinnell Glacier, Upper Grinnell Lake (complete with floating icebergs) and Mount Gould which rises to an elevation of 9551 feet. Do the loop See lower map. Highline Trail Hike in Glacier National Park Grinnell & Salamander Glaciers overlook trail also. (Rafting in Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic), Wow. The overlook stands roughly one thousand feet above Grinnell Glacier, which was discovered in 1885 by George Bird Grinnell, an early American conservationist, explorer, writer and founder of the Audubon Society. We are both runners with many half marathons and marathons (albeit now very fast) under our belts. Was an addition to The Highline Trail h... 2mi Aug 11, 2017 Oleg Eyser. Since the Many Glacier area of the park is closed, it may be worth it for some people to hike the spur trail to the Grinnell Glacier Overlook just to get a glimpse of this area of the park. All these glaciers are receding rapidly and after a time will disappear. The highest Lookout in Glacier, with an unrestricted 360 view. Hiking the Highline Trail in Glacier National Park, from Logan Pass to Haystack Pass, is an alpine lover's dream. My recent post A Coastal Hike in Forillon National Park, Quebec, Thank goodness for the Internet! United States › Montana › Glacier National Park › Granite Park Chalet via Highline Trail and Granite Park. The hike is strenuous (over 650ft of elevation in 0.6mi without shade) and totally worth the extra time. What’s nice about this hike is the loop possibility. All rights reserved. Hiking the Highline Trail in Glacier National Park, from Logan Pass to Haystack Pass, is an alpine lover's dream. July 2018 Third hike in three days. Fortunately Glacier National Park has installed a hand cable along this stretch of the trail. My recent post The Best Meals We Ate in Budapest, Good for you guys! Although it's a very strenuous hike, Grinnell Glacier Overlook is still a very popular destination. From the top of the Continental Divide you'll have a commanding birds-eye view of The Salamander, Grinnell Glacier, Upper Grinnell Lake, Allen Mountain, Angel Wing and Mt. At an elevation of roughly 7280 feet you'll reach the highest point on this climb. From the rimrock area the trail continues to hug the cliffs and slopes of the Garden Wall, and does so for most of its length to Granite Park. This trail was strenuous, gaining a lot of elevation over a very short distance, but was well worth the effort as it offered views of the Grinnell Glacier accompanied by a series of turquoise lakes. It is unlike anything previously seen on Highline Trail. This is where the Grinnell Glacier Overlook side trail shoots off. Beneath us lies the reason for our happy state of mind, an expansive view of a valley that starts with a glacier followed by a string of turquoise lakes. At 3.6 miles, after climbing roughly 275 feet up one long switchback, hikers will reach the pass. We scrambled up further to get a better look at the string of lakes below us: Grinnell Lake, Lake Josephine, and Sherburne Lake. Highline Trail is the no. Hiking the Cares Gorge (Garganta del Cares), A Northern Spain Highlight, Doing the Via Ferrata in Telluride, Colorado, A Guide: The Tugela Gorge Hike in South Africa. This is where the Grinnell Glacier Overlook side trail shoots off. The Highline Trail continues towards the Granite Park Chalet, located roughly seven-tenths of a mile away. ... there’s an overlook that looks down on Grinnell Glacier in the Many Glacier Valley. Please read this Disclaimer / Privacy Policy Without having seen Grinnell Lake and Glacier from below, we still decided that this view without a doubt would beat the view from Grinnell Glacier trail. Highline Trail Hike in Glacier National Park Grinnell & Salamander Glaciers overlook trail also. What Happened to the Glaciers in Glacier National Park? Jul 31, 2017 Michelle Jaeschke. Bring a windbreaker. With Grinnell Glacier access restricted (Covid), we accessed via the Highline trail (Logan Pass visitor center), climbed to the Grinnell Overlook (via Garden Wall trail), and returned via the Loop trail (to the Loop parking lot for pickup). From the overlook, you will get an excellent view of the retreating Grinnell Glacier, Upper Grinnell Lake (complete with floating icebergs) and Mount Gould which rises to an elevation of 9551 feet. The glacier spills into Grinnell Lake and a string of lakes to the northeast in the Many Glacier region of the park. Amazing what a blast of sugar can do for you isn't it.! This is probably best done as a one way hike finishing at either The Loop (further west along the road) or at the Swiftcurrent Motor Inn in the Many Glacier area. All these glaciers are receding rapidly and after a time will disappear.". I might have to put this down for next year's trip out west. Grinnell Overlook via Granite Park Trail - Montana | AllTrails This segment lasts for only three-tenths of a mile, but may seem forever if you have a fear of heights. We finally made it to Glacier National Park in August 2020 and at the top of our list was to hike the Highline Trail. It gets very windy at the notch. In this case, the Garden Wall separates Granite Park from the Grinnell Glacier drainage. Granite Park Chalet via Highline Trail and Granite Park … That enterprising effort would have represented one of my longest walks ever; and in retrospect, perhaps it's just as well that it … Map of the Highline Trail. Moderate, 7.2 miles. If you Google this trail, as I did before doing the Highline, you will see that everyone says that the Overlook side trail is strenuous. At first appearing to charge us, a nanny and a kid raced past within ten feet of our group as we sat spellbound, with virtually no time to react. Gould, which tops out at 9554 feet, rises high above the far end of the glacier. We managed to knock out the Grinnell Glacier Overlook, which is a short but super steep trail overlooking the Grinnell Glacier, which we had hiked up to earlier this week. 😉 Answer 1 of 5: We plan to do the Highline Trail in a couple weeks and I see there is a spur trail up to Glacier Overlook. July 2018 Third hike in three days. Glacier Overlook peers eastward on to the ice fields and melted pools of Grinnell Glacier. If hiking the Highline, the side trip to the Grinnell Glacier Overlook is a must. The turnoff to the notch trail was slightly after the Chalet. The climb is mostly steady, but there are sections that are very steep. Campground/ 11.9 mi. Highline Trail Visitor hiking along the famous Highline Trail Cliff in Glacier National Park. Highline Trail - Grinnell Glacier Overlook/ 0.8 mi. @ document.write(new Date().getFullYear()); HikinginGlacier.com. But at the 7-mile point, that changed. How hard is the Highline Trail in Glacier National Park? Grinnell Glacier: Grinnell Glacier Overlook Hike via The Loop and Highline Trail - See 647 traveler reviews, 733 candid photos, and great deals for Glacier National Park, MT, at Tripadvisor. Stunning!! This is probably best done as a one way hike finishing at either The Loop (further west along the road) or at the Swiftcurrent Motor Inn in the Many Glacier area. From this spot the trail begins descending towards Granite Park. "the glacier is melting very fast and the amount of water coming from it is great. You can backtrack the way you came from, or start at Logan Pass Visitor Center and finish at The Loop trailhead and take a shuttle. Eventually, you come to a trail junction that will take you up to the Grinnell Glacier Overlook. Grinnell Glacier: Grinnell Glacier Overlook Hike via The Loop and Highline Trail - See 651 traveler reviews, 737 candid photos, and great deals for Glacier National Park, MT, at Tripadvisor. : Johns Lake Loop This 2-mile loop visits a small lake in a mossy fores and then follows McDonald Creek past McDonald Falls to return to the trailhead. I'll keep on following you as I really enjoy your blog! As you reach the end of the spur trail, enjoy the commanding views of Lake McDonald in the distance. This trail goes by Haystack Pass and Granite Park Chalet. If you have the energy, it’s well worth it. It was a big relief to finally get to the Chalet. ), we continued on the overlook trail proper. 1 ranked hike in Glacier. As we sat atop the narrow divide two mountain goats suddenly appeared out of nowhere. At 6.9 miles hikers will reach the Garden Wall Trail, which will lead you to the Grinnell Glacier Overlook atop the Garden Wall. After that, a mere 13-mile hike would enable me to access the prized Grinnell Glacier Overlook via the Highline Trail, then loop down to the car to save a lot of miles. Moderate, 7.2 miles. There is an optional one mile (two miles out and back) spur trail to Grinnell Glacier Overlook that is definitely worth making the extra effort for. We’re two healthy adults and a fit 13-year-old girl. Geologically speaking, the Garden Wall is an arête, which is defined as a thin ridge of rock separating two valleys that have been carved by glaciers. In most places the ledge, hanging like a shelf along the Garden Wall, is only six to eight feet in width, and has drop-offs of roughly one hundred feet or more down to the Going-to-the-Sun Road below. The Highline Trail is an extremely popular hike; and for good reason. 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Projected Initial Clearing: 7/10/2020 per 250 . At roughly 7.75 miles hikers will finally reach Grinnell Glacier Overlook. A climbers trail from above the Weeping Wall near Haystack Butte can also be used to approach which further reduces the distance to about 4.5 miles. Those are amazing views! Projected initial clearing date: 7/25/2020 per 250 Howe Lake Trail North Fork Road to Howe Lake / 2.0 mi. So far, this was a pretty fabulous walk in the park – literally. Incredible views! Mt. Aug 4, 2017 Arminda Evelyn. The trail is incredibly steep, gaining 900 feet, and is very exposed so you’ll need to take your time. The exceptionally beautiful views, the excellent opportunities for spotting wildlife, and the wildflowers, all combine to make this a hike you'll remember the rest of your life. The remaining four miles are a steep 2,200 foot descent to the Loop. Grinnell Glacier: Grinnell Glacier Overlook Hike via The Loop and Highline Trail - See 650 traveler reviews, 736 candid photos, and great deals for Glacier National Park, MT, at Tripadvisor. Gradually climb up to the junction for Grinnell Glacier Overlook then continue to Granite Park Chalet. Highline trail to the Grinnell glacier overlook Trailhead : Logan Pass visitor center, on the Going-to-the-Sun road. A climbers trail from above the Weeping Wall near Haystack Butte can also be used to approach which further reduces the distance to about 4.5 miles. From the junction the trail climbs steeply towards the overlook. Grinnell Glacier: Grinnell Glacier Overlook Hike via The Loop and Highline Trail - See 651 traveler reviews, 737 candid photos, and great deals for Glacier National Park, MT, at Tripadvisor. Gradually climb up to the junction for Grinnell Glacier Overlook then continue to Granite Park Chalet. We plan to park at Logans Pass NLT than 7:00 a.m. hike to Highline to Grinnell Glacier Overlook. "Highline Trail to Granite Park- August 20, 2005". The glacier in the foreground in the photo below is known as The Salamander. Grinnell was so inspired by the scenery during his first visit to the area that he spent the next two decades working to establish it as a national park. Earlier that morning, we were told that Grinnell Glacier Overlook was actually located somewhere else in Glacier National Park. Garden Wall Trail to Glacier Overlook This extension off Highline Trail climbs a thousand feet in a mile to extraordinary views over Grinnell Glacier and a trio of subalpine lakes. Grinnell Glacier Overlook. Eventually, you come to a trail junction that will take you up to the Grinnell Glacier Overlook. The remaining four miles are a steep 2,200 foot descent to the Loop. 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