Highline Trail, Glacier National Park

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Offering dramatic views over the surrounding alpine landscape, Highline Trail is one of the most adventurous hikes in Glacier National Park. The scenic trail stretches for 12 km (7.6 mi), passing through rocky sections and areas of dense vegetation, but mostly following a narrow mountain ledge. The most exhilarating part of the hike is where the rocky trail snakes against a vertical rock wall on one side, opening up to steep drop-offs on the opposite side. Keep an eye open for mountain goats and bighorn sheep along the way. Put Highline Trail and other Glacier National Park attractions into our Glacier National Park road trip planning website , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • We did this hike from Logan Pass, then down Granite Park Trail to a bus stop, which took us back to our vehicle at Logan Pass. Total about 12 miles, easy for conditioned hikers, but that's a significa...  more »
  • It was our first hike in GNP, and it was awesome! We got an early start at Logan Pass (which i hear is important to ensure a parking spot, and to avoid congestion on the trail). the trail is fairly le...  more »
  • My wife and I hiked this trail in Aug. 2017. We got to Logan Pass pretty early but there was still plenty of parking (Note: It was filling up fast, see below for a tip). We hiked the Highline Trail to...  more »
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