Grinnell Glacier Trail: A Scenic Adventure in Glacier National Park

Embark on a journey through Glacier National Park's Grinnell Glacier Trail for an unforgettable experience of vibrant lakes, diverse wildlife, and majestic glacier views.

Last updated: May 2024

    Free with National Park Pass


    More than 500 Miles from you


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  1. Start at the Many Glacier picnic area, following the trail along Swiftcurrent Lake.
  2. Continue past Lake Josephine, with the trail gradually inclining.
  3. Enjoy the open meadows with views of Grinnell Falls and the surrounding peaks.
  4. Arrive at the picnic area near the trail's end for a rest before the final ascent.
  5. Tackle the steep and rocky moraine leading to Grinnell Glacier and Lake.
  6. Return via the same route or opt for the boat shuttle for a different perspective.



Glacier National Park, Montana

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Packing List

  • Comfortable hiking shoes or boots
  • Bear spray for safety
  • Water and snacks for the journey
  • Sunscreen and sun protection gear
  • Camera to capture the breathtaking views
  • Rain gear, as weather can change rapidly

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