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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 total elevation gain is about 2,000 ft (600 m). 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. The is a parking area for your convenience available. Keep in mind that this is a one-way hike. 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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Highline Trail reviews
What an amazing hike. We arrived this week at Logan Pass to park at 815a, in summer you want to be earlier. The 8 miles at the top was fairly easy, not much elevation change. The 4 mile descent at...
What an amazing hike. We arrived this week at Logan Pass to park at 815a, in summer you want to be earlier. The 8 miles at the top was fairly easy, not much elevation change. The 4 mile descent at... more »
Loved this trail! Up way before dawn to make the trip to Logan Pass and secure a parking spot. Hubby and I are 57 and 59-we had only planned on going to Haystack Butte, but fell in love with the...
Loved this trail! Up way before dawn to make the trip to Logan Pass and secure a parking spot. Hubby and I are 57 and 59-we had only planned on going to Haystack Butte, but fell in love with the... more »
Exhilarating, sometimes very steep and narrow but very beautiful. We were surprised at all the different flowers and large and small waterfalls. We turned around before the switchbacks and that saved us from a lot of elevation change. Started at 7am and barely got a spot at Logan Visitor center. It was a zoo there when we got back, the parking lot was packed with cars watching us like vultures to see if we were leaving! Kind of uncomfortable but we'll worth the effort.
Its a long hike so be prepared and don't get caught shorthanded. One of the best hikes in the park short of going back country. The views are stunning, rewarding and captivating. Plan on getting on the trail early as parking is hard to come by. There are restrooms at the parking lot.
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