Highline Trail, Glacier National Park Hiking

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Highline Trail

Take a shuttle or park and enjoy some of the best hiking in the world on Glacier National Park’s Highline Trail, located off scenic Going-To-The-Sun Road.

  • Up to 20 miles 
  • Easy to moderately challenging 
  • Trailhead: Logan Pass Parking Area off Going-To-The-Sun Road

Overview

Highline Trail has a little something for everyone, from the wonderful weeping Garden Wall to a campground and chalet for heartier hikers. Located off Going-To-The-Sun Road, this hike begins at Logan Pass and merges eventually with Canada’s Waterton Valley Trail.

Trailhead

Park or take a shuttle ride to Logan Pass. The most popular and busy section of the 20-mile Highline Trail is the 7.6 mile, mostly flat Garden Wall section featuring incredible scenic views and wildlife sightings.

Details

  • Up to 20 miles 
  • Average time of hike depends on distance and pace 
  • Mostly flat for the first 8 miles 
  • Easy to somewhat challenging, depending on distance 
  • Those who hike to Granite Park Chalet can take a shorter, downhill trail back to the trailhead at Logan Pass

Plan & Prepare

Summer is a great time to hike the Highline Trail, particularly the Garden Wall section. Always be alert for wildlife encounters and be prepared with extra water, clothing, and other items in alpine backcountry. Backcountry camping permits are required.

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