View of Lake McDonald from Apgar Lookout in Glacier National Park.

Glacier National Park’s 10 Best Hikes

Glacier is a hiker’s park, with more than 700 miles of trails. Out of all that, it’s tough to choose which hikes to take first, especially if you’re short on time. Here’s a quick glance at Glacier National Park’s ten best hikes, with highlights and starting points.

Atop a peak in the Logan Pass area.

Best Landscapes to Explore in Glacier National Park

With some of North America’s oldest exposed rock, a landscape created from moving earth, and the carving action of ice, Glacier Park fills one million acres with captivating scenery. Enjoy sinking into iconic Glacier landscapes by camping or staying in lodges, then don your hiking boots, for the best of Glacier’s features are seen up close from trails.

A woman hikes along a path lined with orange wildflowers in Glacier National Park.

Explore Glacier’s Backwoods: North Fork Valley

The North Fork Valley defines rustic: Not rustic as in cute and comfortable, but really backwoods. If you’re up for the challenge, step back in time and visit this incredible area to experience its culture and explore its landscapes.

A mule deer roams around Webb Lake Ranger Station in the Scapegoat Wilderness.

Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex

The largest wilderness area in Montana, the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex occupies 1.5 million acres of protected land. Learn about this area’s amazing namesake crusader and how this amazing area came to be so large.

Avalanche Creek in Glacier National Park.

The Best of Glacier National Park in One Day

Hands down, the most stunning attraction is the 50-mile Going-to-the-Sun Road. A tour of the road over Logan Pass will give you a small taste of the park’s grandeur with waterfalls, hanging valleys, and sculpted peaks.

White-water rafting with Glacier Guides and Montana Raft in Glacier National Park.

River Rafting in Glacier National Park

Together, two Wild and Scenic-designated rivers provide 219 miles of recreation, including scenery, wilderness, float sections, and white water for river rafting. Camping is permitted in certain areas, and you can use the park’s resources to plan a self-guided trip or take advantage of several guide companies in the area.