Northern Highline

West Glacier, Montana

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This is an extended backpack from Granite Park to Fifty Mountain Campground, 11.9 miles (19 km) one way. The northern section of the Highline Trail is accessible only to hikers on extended trips of more than one night. It runs from Granite Park Chalet to Fifty Mountain Campground, connecting the Garden Wall Trail and the Many Glacier complex with trails out of Goat Haunt on Waterton Lake. The trail stays high in the subalpine country throughout its entire length, and sublime views can be had at any point along the trail. The trail begins by passing around the east side of the chalet and quickly winds around a meadowy spur ridge and out of sight. Meadows along the trail contain glacier lilies, mountain asters, shooting stars, and Indian paintbrushes at different times of the summer.
Hiking Glacier and Waterton Lakes National Parks

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Hiking Glacier and Waterton Lakes National Parks

by Erik Molvar (Falcon Guides)

This is an extended backpack from Granite Park to Fifty Mountain Campground, 11.9 miles (19 km) one way. The northern section of the Highline Trail is accessible only to hikers on extended trips of more than one night. It runs from Granite Park Chalet to Fifty Mountain Campground, connecting the Garden Wall Trail and the Many Glacier complex with trails out of Goat Haunt on Waterton Lake.

The trail stays high in the subalpine country throughout its entire length, and sublime views can be had at any point along the trail. The trail begins by passing around the east side of the chalet and quickly winds around a meadowy spur ridge and out of sight. Meadows along the trail contain glacier lilies, mountain asters, shooting stars, and Indian paintbrushes at different times of the summer.

© 2012 Erik Molvar/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: West Glacier
Distance: 11.9
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Season: Best Spring through Fall
Local Maps: Ahern Pass
Driving Directions: Directions to Northern Highline

Recent Trail Reviews

8/18/2001
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this trail is out in the open and offers amazing views. there isn't much shade though, so carry lots of water. the day we did it was a scorcher! a side trip up mount kipp is definitely worth the view.



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