The Hidden Lake Trail in Glacier National Park is one of the best hiking experiences we’ve ever had.
This trail moves through amazing scenery, has an abundance of mountain wildlife and takes hikers on both sides of the continental divide. On the way up you’ll be filled with anticipation, and on the way down to the lake you’ll be awestruck by the scenery the entire time.
While there are some things that you’ll need to know and be prepared for, we highly recommend taking this hike the entire way (or at least to the Hidden Lake Overlook) while visiting Glacier National Park.
Hiking the Trail of the Cedars in Glacier National Park is one of the most popular activities along the Going-to-the-Sun Road. Not only is it one of the easiest and most accessible hikes to people of all ages, skill levels and physical conditions (including wheelchair accessible), it is also in a location that is likely already on your planned route in the park.
Though the trail is only 0.8-miles in total, you’ll feel immediately immersed in a thick grove of trees. Since the trail is a loop, even the kids won’t get bored at all along this hike. There is also a wonderful side trip to Avalanche Gorge, accessible only after a short incline if you are up for it!
Located inside of the beautiful Kootenai National Forest, Kootenai Falls is a spectacular site to visit in the northwest corner of Montana. The Kootenai National Forest comprises over 2.2 million acres of land, and while Kootenai Falls is a small piece of the forest, it is certainly beautiful, easy to get to and worth a few minutes (or even a full day!) of your time. Most people come to the area to see the falls, either from an overlook or up close. But in addition to the falls, which drop over 300 feet in a short distance over a series...
The Avalanche Lake Trail (via the Trail of the Cedars) is one of Glacier National Park’s most popular hikes-and for good reason. Coming in at 4.6 miles (round trip) and with less than a thousand feet of elevation gain, this hike is very doable for most school aged children and active adults. Additionally, the trail contains waterfalls, hiking in the forest and amazing views of the lake and surrounding mountains. If you are looking for a great hike for your family to really get a sense for what it’s like in the interior of Glacier National Park, then the Avalanche...