Five Best Hikes: Logan Pass Region of Glacier National Park


By Amanda May
Staff Writer

Logan Pass is one of Glacier National Park’s most popular areas. Visitors are drawn here every year for its excellent hikes, scenic views and great visitor’s center.

View from the top of Bear Hat Mountain in the Logan Pass region of Glacier National Park. (Photo courtesy Paul Peters)

Stay in one of the many Montana hotels by the park and head right in the heart of the wilderness for some great hiking!

Here is our list of the five best hikes in the Logan Pass Region:

Siyeh Pass
This challenging hike is 10.3 miles one-way, but has big rewards. Waterfalls, wildflowers and views of wildlife in their natural habitat are just a few.

Avalanche Lake
Families will love this hike that is just 2 miles long with a 500-foot elevation gain. The lake itself is surrounded by steep mountains. Come in the spring and you’ll see beautiful cascading waterfalls emptying into the lake.

Trail of Cedars
This is a very short hike that families can enjoy together. It is a .2-mile trail down a boardwalk through some of the largest cedar trees in the state.

Hidden Lake Overlook
This is another boardwalk hike that is 1.5 miles long. It leaves from the Logan Pass Visitor’s Center and is known for having sheep, goats and great views of Glacier National Park.

Granite Park Chalet
Get to this historic Montana lodge by taking The Loop Trailhead or Logan Pass. Stop to smell the wildflowers and photograph the surrounding wildlife on this hike in Glacier.

Note: Before attempting any hike in Glacier National Park, we recommend consulting a qualified Glacier National Park guide, or visiting with a park ranger to get the best up-to-date information on grizzly sightings, trail closures, and weather advisories.

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