Piegan Pass Trail

Rising Sun, Montana 59434

Piegan Pass Trail

Piegan Pass Trail Professional Review and Guide

"Much of the Piegan Pass Trail is visible to hikers from the trailhead, as they look upward and to the north and east where the trail climbs above treeline, crosses snow patches as late as the end of July, and provides views of three glaciers: Blackfoot, Jackson, and the trail’s namesake, Piegan Glacier, as hikers summit the pass. The next scene is down into the Many Glacier area, yet another spectacular view and an additional 12.85 miles on to Many Glacier Lodge."

More Piegan Pass Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"A day hike from Siyeh Bend to Piegan Pass, 4.5 miles (7.2 km) one- way; or from Siyeh Bend to Many Glacier Hotel, 12.8 miles (20.5 km) one-way.

Piegan Pass links the St. Mary drainage with the popular Many Glacier area, through a high, barren col between Cataract Mountain and Pollock Mountain. There are no campgrounds along this route, so it must be attempted as a long day hike. The trail passes through a wide range of elevations, offering a diverse assemblage of ecological communities populated by a variety of wildlife species. Fantastic views are available all along the route, highlighted by a rarely seen view of the eastern face of the Garden Wall."

Piegan Pass Trail Reviews

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7/28/2010
This trail was AMAZING! It was an easy trail to hike, there was a breeze and some shade. (Temps in the 90's) I thought the views of the west side of the pass of the mountains and valleys couldn't get any prettier, but I was so wrong. With beautiful blue skies, we saw all the waterfalls after we crossed the pass. Then, the waterfalls turned to a rushing river through the gorge. My favorite trail out of all the trails we hiked in Glacier. Do not miss this trail!
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9/1/2009
The trailhead was hard to find as it was not clearly marked comming down on GTS road. Once on a trail, we didn't find it any more difficult than any other trails we did in Glaciers. We saw mountain goats way above our heads on the opposite slopes, and a grizzly comming down to the streem below us. Plently of huccleberries in season!
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8/4/2009
This hike was not as difficult as I expected. We were fogged in almost the whole hike, but if it had been sunny, the views would have been awesome. The wildflowers were abundant, and we saw a lot of wildlife. Great hike for most levels of hikers, just check the weather first.
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7/26/2001
this is a beautiful hike, although i have encountered bad weather a couple of the times i've done it. during huckleberry season, the end of the trail (near sunrift gorge) has lots!
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Trail Information

Rising Sun
Nearby City
9 miles
Distance
1,742 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
4-6 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
Camping
Additional Use
Wildflowers, Views
Features
Glacier National Park
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Oct 2018