Best Hikes in Many Glacier / Glacier NP, MT

Location: Glacier National Park, Montana

Many Glacier Hiking Trails

View of Iceberg Peak and Iceberg Lake

Iceberg Lake

Distance: 5.0 - 9.6 miles (Round Trip)

One of the most popular hikes in the Many Glacier area ascends a scenic valley to stunning Iceberg Lake, an aquamarine jewel cradled beneath a dramatic steep-walled cirque. Along the way enjoy fine views of the peaks surrounding the Swiftcurrent Valley, Ptarmigan Falls and the Ptarmigan Wall.

Waterfall emanating from Salamander Glacier tumbling down a cliff and into Upper Grinnell Lake

Grinnell Glacier

Distance: 7.2 - 10.4 miles (Round Trip)

This popular hike, with fabulous views of the Cataract and Grinnell valleys, climbs through pretty meadows and along rock ledges to Upper Grinnell Lake and Grinnell Glacier, cradled in a dramatic cirque along the Continental Divide.

Bullhead Lake and the Swiftcurrent Valley from the trail to Swiftcurrent Pass

Swiftcurrent Pass

Distance: 8.0 - 13.6 miles (Round Trip)

This beautiful hike up the Swiftcurrent Valley passes a chain of lovely lakes with terrific views of the surrounding peaks and then climbs a steep trail up to a pass on the Continental Divide. The trail to the divide features panoramic views of Swiftcurrent Glacier and the valley

Grinnell Lake on a clear day

Grinnell Lake

Distance: 7.0 miles (Loop)

Combine the north and south shore trails around Lake Josephine to create an easy, scenic day hike to exquisite Grinnell Lake, set amid a spectacular cirque. Glaciers along the flanks of the cirque feed photogenic waterfalls that tumble down steep cliffs to the lake’s western shore.

The Garden Wall and Mount Gould

Piegan Pass from Many Glacier

Distance: 13.0 miles (Round Trip)

Long beautiful hike up the Cataract Creek Valley to Piegan Pass features stunning views of the high peaks and rugged ridge defining the Garden Wall. From the pass view stretch southeast to Mt. Siyeh, Matahpi Peak and Going to the Sun Mountain.

Mt. Merritt (10,004-ft.) and the Old Sun Glacier along with Natoas Peak rise along the west side of the Belly River valley

Ptarmigan Tunnel

Distance: 11.0 miles (Round Trip)

This moderately strenuous hike ascends to a tunnel piercing the Ptarmigan Valley’s knife-edge headwall with stunning views of the peaks soaring above Many Glacier area to the south and the Belly River Valley to the north.

Closeup of Morning Eagle Falls with Piegan Mountain and the Bishops Cap in the background

Morning Eagle Falls

Distance: 6.4 - 9.2 miles (Loop)

This pleasant hike visits two pretty waterfalls, Feather Plume Falls and Morning Eagle Falls, in the lovely Cataract Creek Valley. Beyond the falls the trail climbs steeply to Piegan Pass.

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