Best Easy Day Hikes Glacier and Waterton National Parks  by Erik Molvar

Best Easy Day Hikes: Glacier and Waterton National Parks Guide Book

by Erik Molvar (Falcon Guides)
Best Easy Day Hikes Glacier and Waterton National Parks  by Erik Molvar
With hikes in Glacier and Waterton varying from half-hour strolls to full-day adventures, this guidebook is for everyone, including families.

© 2013 Erik Molvar/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "Best Easy Day Hikes: Glacier and Waterton National Parks" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 28.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 28.

This short, steep trail leads up to the desolate cliffs of Apikuni Mountain to visit a long and slender waterfall. Hikers will get excellent mountain views throughout the trek. The hike begins on Apik ...
Babb, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
This trail climbs to a small waterfall in the barren gorge of Appistoki Creek. It begins in a pleasant woodland of subalpine fir, lit by the blossoms of beargrass in early summer of favorable years. B ...
Kiowa, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.2
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This route combines the early reaches of the Two Medicine Loop with a spur trail that visits a pretty waterfall and then climbs to a high overlook above Two Medicine Lake. The hike begins by climbing ...
Kiowa, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.8
The Avalanche Lake Trail is one of the most popular hikes in Glacier, due to its gentle grade and spectacular destination. Hikers seeking solitude should go elsewhere, since throngs of bear bell–bedec ...
West Glacier, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.6
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This trail climbs the mountain slopes to visit a spectacular overlook of Waterton Lake. The hike begins with a steady climb through sparse woodlands of aspen and Douglas fir. Looking uphill, the twist ...
Waterton Park, AB - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.8
Though lacking in spectacular scenery, this hike runs through a pleasant landscape of coniferous forests, grassy meadows, and aspen groves. It receives few visitors and is thus a good place to find so ...
Saint Mary, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.4
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From the parking lot at Red Rock Canyon, cross Red Rock Creek and turn left, descending along its northwest bank to reach a stout bridge above Bauerman Creek. Mount Blakiston rises to the south, while ...
Waterton Park, AB - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.6
This trail follows the northwestern shore of Bowman Lake for 7 miles of gentle up-and-down hiking. Use it as a backpack route in itself or as a day hike of any length. The trail winds past Bowman Lake ...
West Glacier, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 14.2
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This hike follows the Swiftcurrent Valley past a chain of pretty lakes, visiting Redrock Falls along the way. The trail begins at the Swiftcurrent Motor Inn and winds westward along the valley floor a ...
Babb, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.6
This trail runs along the western shore of Cameron Lake, one of the prettiest lakes in the Waterton-Glacier area. An interpretive display describes the ecology of the subalpine forest found along the ...
Waterton Park, AB - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.2
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This trail visits a glacier-fed lake at the base of a stunning waterfall. Grinnell Lake is reached most easily by taking a tour boat across Swiftcurrent Lake and Lake Josephine; hikers who take the to ...
Babb, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.8
This section of the Highline Trail is one of the most popular hikes in the park, owing to its spectacular vistas, excellent wildlife-viewing opportunities, and low level of difficulty. Due to the crow ...
Rising Sun, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.8
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The trail to Hidden Lake provides some of the quickest access to high alpine country in Glacier National Park. It starts as a boardwalk, climbing moderately through fields of wildflowers above the Log ...
Rising Sun, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
Iceberg Lake is a striking aquamarine tarn surrounded on three sides by towering cliffs. Ice-out may not occur here until mid-July, and the bergs for which the lake was named may be seen floating abou ...
Babb, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 9
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This popular loop runs through the forest above the head of Lake McDonald, visiting a woodland lake as well as Sacred Dancing Cascade and McDonald Falls along McDonald Creek. Parts of the trail receiv ...
Lake McDonald, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.4
This long day hike follows the Waterton Valley Trail up the Waterton River from Goat Haunt Ranger Station, at the head of Waterton Lake. Hikers who attempt this route should catch a boat shuttle early ...
Waterton Park, AB - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.6
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This pleasant jaunt runs up Lineham Creek to a headwall that rises below a high lake basin. A trail once climbed the headwall with the assistance of cable handrails, but that route has long since been ...
Waterton Park, AB - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.2
This popular day hike along Waterton Lake shows off the ecology of the ever-changing forest. At the end of the trek is the graceful veil of Lower Bertha Falls. The trail begins in a stand of aspens, c ...
Waterton Park, AB - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.8
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This short hike follows a fragment of the old packers’ trail that ran up the McDonald Creek Valley before Going-tothe- Sun Road was built. Here McDonald Creek is guarded by the low walls of a distinct ...
Lake McDonald, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.8
This relatively obscure and lightly traveled trail follows the roadless northwestern shore of Lake McDonald. Most of the trail is within forest that burned in a hot fire in 2003, with frequent views t ...
Apgar, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.6
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