Logan’s Pass Trail, Glacier National Park

Logan’s Pass Trail, Glacier National Park

Probably the most popular hike in Glacier National Park is the Logan Pass trail to the Hidden Lake overlook. 

At only 3 miles round trip, it appears to be a minor investment of time and energy with huge rewards: the highest elevation on the Sun Road, hiking over snow fields (even in July!), alpine tundra, lots of wild life, and amazing scenery.

Tourists flock here, piling out of rental cars and RVs, wearing running shorts and flip flops–and take off up the mountain.

Seriously.

Unfortunately, each time that we’ve been there, a visitor has needed to be escorted down the mountain by rangers. Either on a back board or in a helicopter.

Just because it’s one of the shorter, more popular trails in the park doesn’t mean it’s the safest.

So we take the necessary precautions: hiking boots, extra clothes, water, hiking sticks, etc.
Then, we take off up the mountain too! 

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The trail starts at the Logan Pass Visitor’s Center. It’s well maintained with board walks at the lower end of the trail. The stairs help with the initial climb as the elevation rises, but eventually you have to take off over snow field and watch for trail markers.

Where I Roam: Logan Pass Trail, Glacier National Park

A friendly snow ball fight is bound to occur…
Where I Roam: Logan Pass Trail, Glacier National Park

Where I Roam: Logan Pass Trail, Glacier National Park

Bad behavior when hiking.
All I can say is, I really needed sleep.
Where I Roam: Logan Pass Trail, Glacier National Park

Photo op in front of tons of snow. We’re from Florida. It had to happen.
Where I Roam: Logan Pass Trail, Glacier National Park

The views!
Where I Roam: Logan Pass Trail, Glacier National Park

The scenery!
Where I Roam: Logan Pass Trail, Glacier National Park

The photographs!
Where I Roam: Logan Pass Trail, Glacier National Park

The snow!
Where I Roam: Logan Pass Trail, Glacier National Park

The mountains. ♥
Where I Roam: Logan Pass Trail, Glacier National Park

Next up: mountain goats, big horn sheep, and marmots. Oh my!

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