Top Trails: Glacier National Park: Must-Do Hikes for Everyone Guide Book

by Jean Arthur (Wilderness Press)
Top Trails Glacier National Park Must-Do Hikes for Everyone  by Jean Arthur

366pp/maps/desc/pics
ISBN: 0899977340

Written by local author Jean Arthur, Top Trails: Glacier National Park leads visitors to secluded trails and unique settings while providing details of current and past human activity, wildlife movement, and geologic changes that altered the landscape and created America’s tenth national park. The unique approach of Top Trails: Glacier National Park reveals the best trails that wind alongside sensitive meadows and climb above crystalline lakes and leads hikers to backcountry respites unique to Glacier. The guide also traces outlaws, poachers, and mining ventures that occurred inside the current park boundary.

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Trails from the "Top Trails: Glacier National Park: Must-Do Hikes for Everyone" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 40.
... Preview: Since the wildfires cleared out much of the lodgepole pine in patchworked sections of the Akokala Lake Trail, hikers have excellent views of Numa Ridge Fire Lookout, Reuter Peak, and Mount Peabody, wh ... From the guidebook "Top Trails: Glacier National Park: Must-Do Hikes for Everyone"
West Glacier, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 11.6
... Preview: When snow encases the high country, the Apgar Lookout Trail provides a few-hours’ trek through western hemlock, aspen, and brush before crossing meadows and then climbing to the lookout’s viewpoint ov ... From the guidebook "Top Trails: Glacier National Park: Must-Do Hikes for Everyone"
Lake McDonald, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.2
... Preview: Although the trail has some steep portions in the middle, the rewards are many: Views of Salamander Glacier and Grinnell Glacier dominate the mountains surrounding Many Glacier Valley, and Gem Glacier ... From the guidebook "Top Trails: Glacier National Park: Must-Do Hikes for Everyone"
East Glacier Park, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.8
... Preview: The trail is best skied December through March when snow piles up 6 feet deep. As a summer trail, Autumn Creek is poorly maintained and has several challenging creek crossings-no bridges exist along t ... From the guidebook "Top Trails: Glacier National Park: Must-Do Hikes for Everyone"
Kiowa, MT - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 5.8
... Preview: A family favorite, the hike to Avalanche Lake takes about 2 hours and affords previews of several ecosystems, from the sheltered understory of 500-year-old cedar trees alongside a roiling stream to a ... From the guidebook "Top Trails: Glacier National Park: Must-Do Hikes for Everyone"
West Glacier, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.8
... Preview: An excellent choice for new and young hikers, the Beaver Pond Trail easily rolls through two distinct scenes: a thick aspen and pine forest to the ponds and open prairie meadows with views of Saint Ma ... From the guidebook "Top Trails: Glacier National Park: Must-Do Hikes for Everyone"
Saint Mary, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.5
... Preview: Many hikers on the Bertha Lake Trail enjoy the trailside benches and picnicking at Lower Bertha Falls, yet the 21 switchbacks to reach Bertha Lake provide visitors with Upper Waterton Lake views, wate ... From the guidebook "Top Trails: Glacier National Park: Must-Do Hikes for Everyone"
Waterton Park, AB - Hiking - Trail Length: 7
... Preview: The backpacking trip to Hole in the Wall leads to some of the most sought-after campsites in the backcountry, but hikers must earn the mountaincirque locale with a difficult trek, often camping partwa ... From the guidebook "Top Trails: Glacier National Park: Must-Do Hikes for Everyone"
Polebridge, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 40
... Preview: Glacier National Park and Waterton Lakes National Park not only share an international boundary between Montana, USA, and both GBritish Columbia and Alberta, Canada, but the two parks also share a bea ... From the guidebook "Top Trails: Glacier National Park: Must-Do Hikes for Everyone"
West Glacier, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 22.3
... Preview: The ascent to Cobalt Lake climbs between Painted Tepee and Sinopah Mountains through a glaciated valley and to the top of a glacial moraine lush with wildflowers. There, snow hangs on north-facing slo ... From the guidebook "Top Trails: Glacier National Park: Must-Do Hikes for Everyone"
Kiowa, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 11.14
... Preview: Few places in the Northern Rockies offer naturally occurring tunnels, such as this one carved out of the rock by erosion near the upper reaches of the Crypt Lake Trail and only a few minutes before re ... From the guidebook "Top Trails: Glacier National Park: Must-Do Hikes for Everyone"
Waterton Park, AB - Hiking - Trail Length: 10.9
... Preview: Backpackers and endurance hikers traverse two mountain passes, four crystalline lakes and campsites, dozens of snowy peaks, and wildflower-filled meadows along the arduous Dawson and Pitamakan Passes. ... From the guidebook "Top Trails: Glacier National Park: Must-Do Hikes for Everyone"
Kiowa, MT - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 15.9-17.6 miles
... Preview: Glacier National Park and Waterton Lakes National Park not only share an international boundary between Montana, USA, and both British Columbia and Alberta, Canada, but the two parks also share a beau ... From the guidebook "Top Trails: Glacier National Park: Must-Do Hikes for Everyone"
Browning, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 16
... Preview: A quiet lake awaits hikers who find the shady trail a lovely respite from inclement weather. This trip is a good choice in early summer, when higherelevation routes are still cloaked in snow, keeping ... From the guidebook "Top Trails: Glacier National Park: Must-Do Hikes for Everyone"
Lake McDonald, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.8
... Preview: This interpretive trail encourages exploration of postfire regrowth and is an excellent choice for families with small children to explore the rejuvenated landscape, colored with fireweed and other su ... From the guidebook "Top Trails: Glacier National Park: Must-Do Hikes for Everyone"
Apgar, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
... Preview: A summer road becomes a wonderful wintry introduction to Glacier’s brumal days. Cross-country skiers and snowshoers are treated to the partially frozen yet very much awake and frothy Sacred Dancing Ca ... From the guidebook "Top Trails: Glacier National Park: Must-Do Hikes for Everyone"
Lake McDonald, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 16.8
... Preview: One of the most picturesque and popular hikes in the park, the trail to Grinnell Glacier can be shorted via two tour boat rides. The route passes crystalline lakes rimmed with huckleberries, rugged pe ... From the guidebook "Top Trails: Glacier National Park: Must-Do Hikes for Everyone"
Babb, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 10.2
... Preview: As one of the more popular trails in Glacier, the 5.25-mile hike to Gunsight Lake crosses hanging bridges and travels past huckleberry bushes, lovely streams, and within sight of Jackson and Blackfoot ... From the guidebook "Top Trails: Glacier National Park: Must-Do Hikes for Everyone"
Saint Mary, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 12.6
... Preview: If you only have time for one hike in Glacier, make it the 2.57 miles to Hidden Lake (5.14 miles roundtrip), or at the very least, hike the 1.4 miles to Hidden Lake Overlook, a 485-foot climb on a mix ... From the guidebook "Top Trails: Glacier National Park: Must-Do Hikes for Everyone"
West Glacier, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.14
... Preview: The famous Highline Trail traverses under the Garden Wall, the jagged glacial arête of the Continental Divide, and provides a backcountry experience without significant elevation changes yet with plen ... From the guidebook "Top Trails: Glacier National Park: Must-Do Hikes for Everyone"
West Glacier, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 15.2