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Garden Wall Trail, MT

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Rated  Favorite Wish List MT > Western
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Difficulty 2.5 of 5
Distance One Way 0.85 miles
Trailhead Elevation 6,603 feet
Elevation Gain 938 feet
Accumulated Gain 941 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 3.99
Dogs not allowed
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The Highline Trail - Garden Wall
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author avatar Guides 16,882
Routes 16,052
Photos 24
Trips 1 map ( 6 miles )
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Preferred   Jul, Aug, Jun, Sep
Sun  6:16am - 6:42pm
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The Garden Wall Trail is a short, but steep spur trail that leads to an excellent view of Grinnell Glacier. The overlook is located in a notch high in the Garden Wall and requires nearly a 1000 feet of AEG to reach. The Garden Wall Trail can be reached via the Highline Trail and Logan's Pass, or from starting at the Loop trailhead and taking the Granite Park Chalet Trail to the Highline Trail.

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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.

Most recent Triplog Review
Garden Wall Trail
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This was one of my last hikes in Glacier and one of my more ambitious. I started at Logan Pass and then took the Highline Trail to Granite Park Chalet, and then Swiftcurrent Pass and the lookout. I returned the same route and also made a detour up the steep, but short Glacier Overlook Trail on the way to Granite.

The hike was Glacier at its finest. The Highline Trail was one great view after another, highlighted by the ever present Heaven's Peak, the Glacier Overlook Trail and the bumper crop of bear grass along the trail. Granite Chalet was an interesting place and very scenic, but nothing overly exciting. Switfcurrent Pass was windy and the summit and lookout even windier, but the views superb and some of the best in that area of the park. I returned the same route I took to the lookout tower and finished up pretty quickly thanks to the downhills and nice trail.

Permit $$

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

Map Drive

To hike
The Highline Trail can be reached via the Going to the Sun Road and Logan's Pass, or the Loop trailhead.
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