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Grinnell Glacier-High Lake Viewpoint TR, MT

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Difficulty 3.5 of 5
Distance Round Trip 11 miles
Trailhead Elevation 4,920 feet
Elevation Gain 1,698 feet
Accumulated Gain 1,825 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 20.13
Interest Perennial Waterfall & Perennial Creek
Dogs not allowed
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15  2017-06-18 Uncharted
34  2016-08-12 Lucyan
31  2016-07-21 uphill_junkie
30  2012-09-15 gummo
12  2012-08-17 Sun_Ray
9  2011-06-16 gummo
14  2010-08-15 gummo
74  2003-07-17 tibber
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Preferred   Jul, Aug, Jun, Sep
Sun  7:42am - 4:56pm
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Swiftcurrent Nature Trail
0.1 mi away
2.5 mi
The Grinnell Complex
0.2 mi away
9.0 mi
Swiftcurrent Pass
Swiftcurrent Pass
0.5 mi away
8.0 mi
2,367 ft
Fishercap Lake
Fishercap Lake
0.5 mi away
1.6 mi
-20 ft
Bullhead Lake
0.5 mi away
6.6 mi
240 ft
Iceberg Lake & Ptarmigan Lake Trail
Iceberg Lake & Ptarmigan Lake Trail
0.5 mi away
12.8 mi
2,441 ft
Ptarmigan Tunnel
Ptarmigan Tunnel
0.5 mi away
13.4 mi
2,508 ft
Piegan Pass
0.6 mi away
16.9 mi
3,347 ft
Cracker Lake
Cracker Lake
0.6 mi away
12.5 mi
1,384 ft
Poia Lake - Redgap Pass
1.2 mi away
33.2 mi
3,115 ft
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Overview: The Grinnell Glacier Lower Lake Trail and Grinnell Glacier High-Upper Lake View Point Trail are two excellent hikes from start to finish(both starting/ending at the same TH with other options also available). These two day hikes are the two most popular in the Many Glacier Area of GNP. If you have never had a close-up look at a glacier, this hike to Grinnell Glacier-Upper High Lake Viewpoint offers an excellent opportunity to take a look close-up. If you are familiar with glaciers, then take this hike for the outstanding scenery. Views on most all sections of this trail are expansive, and one wonders how they can improve, but they do! As the trail begins to climb, transversing steep ledges to reach the alpine meadows on the side of Mount Grinnell. Below lies turquoise blue lower Grinnell Lake with Morning Eagle Falls coming into view below Bishop's Cap and with Angel Wings towering above the lake. In early summer(late June-July), water streams off Mount Grinnell, tumbling beside and often over the trail in roaring cascades and lacy waterfalls..one of Mother Nature's ultimate places to experience!!

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WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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Glacier National Park
$30 per car(week), $12 bike/foot(week), $50 annual View Current Entrance Fees


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From Saint Mary,MT: Drive 9 miles north on Hwy 89 to Babb,MT; Then Left Turn onto the Glacier NP entrance road to the Many Glacier Area; Continue on the GNP entrance road passing the park entrance/pay station to a signed Left turn for the Many Glacier Hotel; Continue going west on park entrance road .7mls past this Many Glacier Hotel left turn to the signed Many Glacier Picnic Area/Grinnell Glacier TH parking, a Left turn;
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