CLOSED as part of general east side closure due to pandemic. Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, Glacier National Park closed the park to visitors on March 24, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Round-trip mileage is 7 miles with 1600 foot elevation gain. and join one of thousands of communities. Trailhead: Follow the Many Glacier Road straight ahead until you see clearly marked signs for the Grinnell Glacier Trail. use the following search parameters to narrow your results: A page dedicated to the best park in the National Parks system. Grinnell Glacier is in the heart of Glacier National Park in the U.S. state of Montana.The glacier is named for George Bird Grinnell, an early American conservationist and explorer, who was also a strong advocate of ensuring the creation of Glacier National Park. Rendered by PID 2971 on r2-app-0e8c2d33040dd1dc2 at 2020-12-02 14:41:28.957110+00:00 running 31b5616 country code: US. Once at the end of the lakes, the elevation begins. (self.GlacierNationalPark), submitted 4 months ago by SlurpingPlatypus. It's likely that the Logan Pass area will be open by the 25th. Second, We’ll be traveling in an RV, which is over the 21 foot length limitation from Logan Pass to Rising Sun. We took the boat across both lakes to this lovely trail that leads to beautiful Lake Grinnell. The Grinnell Glacier trail is located in a section of the park called Many Glacier (pretty sure that name has something to do with the many glaciers in that area). The Grinnell glacier trail is closed if you try to access it from Many Glacier. As others have noted, it IS so totally worth it to divert off-trail to do the quick uphill hike to see "Hidden Falls." Fantastic, funny boat operator who went out of his way to let us watch bears on the shore of Lake Josephine. Please give any info you think a newbie needs along with how I should be preparing now. [–]dc122186 1 point2 points3 points 4 months ago (10 children). Photograph wolves, grizzlies, black bear, moose, elk, bald eagles, mountain goats, and big horn sheep in northern Montana. Tweet; My friend and I are coming to Glacier for 10 days. You do need to make sure you make plenty of noise and carry bear spray as this area is know for bears. Access via Many Glacier is not possible this year. Please note that there is a fee to ride the two boats.) Get an ad-free experience with special benefits, and directly support Reddit. This is not true. But the hike to the Grinnell lake from the Josephine lake was management for most of the people, we walked with 2 kids are fine. Day 2 – Highline Trail To Grinnell Glacier Overlook. It's a very pleasant hike that also takes you along Lake Josephine. Date of experience: September 2020. plenty of time to get to the lake & hang out there for maybe 20 - 30 minutes. The alternative trailhead that is mentioned (hiking in via Piegan Pass from Siyeh Bend) would make it something like 34 miles round trip to Grinnell Glacier. I understand that. I am a Glacier newbie and will be going July 24-Aug 1 2021! These reports contain the most recent information available for listed trail segments. Please choose a different date. Is this a place or activity you would suggest for, Are the prices for this place or activity, Is this a must-do if you are travelling with a, Is this attraction a good place to visit on a, Is this a romantic place or activity that you would suggest for, We join the boat tour in Many glacier, and there is an optional hike to the Grinnell lake, as there is a guide to lead us, why not join it? https://www.kpax.com/news/western-montana-news/going-to-the-sun-road-partially-opening-in-glacier-national-park, https://www.nps.gov/glac/planyourvisit/upload/GLAC_OpeningJuly13.pdf. Trail Status Reports Throughout 2020 some areas of the east side of the park will remain closed and trails in those areas may not be open. That’s good news, there’s a lot to unpack there. [–]lsass 2 points3 points4 points 4 months ago (13 children). [–]lsass 1 point2 points3 points 4 months ago (3 children), The GTTSR will be open on the 13th: https://www.kpax.com/news/western-montana-news/going-to-the-sun-road-partially-opening-in-glacier-national-park. [–]lsass 0 points1 point2 points 4 months ago (9 children). A better option is to take the Highline Trail to the Grinnell Glacier Overlook and look down on it from above. The lake is lovely & reminds me a lot of Avalanche Lake near Lake McDonald. Is Grinnell Glacier Trail open, or when will it be? This is where the climbing begins and the views really start to get good. Important Update for 2020: The park shuttle is not operating in 2020. “I have to bribe them,” she joked. [–]SlurpingPlatypus[S] 2 points3 points4 points 4 months ago (8 children). Users have reported that Grinnell Glacier can still be accessed from the western side of Glacier National Park. I would like to get to Logan Pass to hike the Highline, have any ideas on how I could get to Logan Pass? I’m going to be doing a lot of hiking through al of the Rockies on this trip so I was hoping to see some of the unique mountains in Glacier. Many Glacier is on the east side of the park, but in order to get to the area, you have to enter Glacier NP through a different entrance. Access to the eastern side of Glacier National Park is closed due to COVID-19 precautions. I saw some information that basically the entire eastern portion of the park is close due to the Blackfeet tribe not wanting to be badly affected by Coronavirus. Thanks! So far the prettiest hike that’s currently open is the hike to Sperry Chalet. Thank you everyone for the information, so from what I gather the trail is closed but could possibly be open from an alternate point (not Many Glacier) by the time I’m there? The trail is typically open from early June through late September, depending on the amount of snowfall. This short uphill hike to the falls is a bit steep, but VERY short! This hike is going to be an all day adventure that ends with a gorgeous view of Grinnell Glacier! See pictures and our review of Grinnell Glacier. They may be outdated and inaccurate regarding downed trees, brush, or other dynamic natural conditions or events. This did it. ... Christine Smith November 5, 2020. We are obtaining packs with chest and waist buckles and currently looking into shoes. The park began increasing recreational access and services on a limited basis on June 8. The main trail and the trail from the Lake Josephine boat dock join up at the far end (the western end) of Lake Josephine. Yeah, that one is my second favorite so if it opens that’s definitely my move, but if nothing more opens Sperry Chalet it is. The Grinnell Glacier Trail is gorgeous, and that in itself is worth the trip! [–]dc122186 0 points1 point2 points 4 months ago (12 children). Answer 1 of 2: The trail status site says this trail is scheduled for opening July 27, 2018; do the trails ever open earlier than expected? Would this effect our access to Grinnell Glacier Trail? Grinnell Lake is located in Glacier National Park, in the U. S. state of Montana.Named after George Bird Grinnell, the lake has an opaque turquoise appearance from the rock flour (silt) which is transported to the lake from Grinnell Glacier. Grinnell Glacier Trail From Josephine Lake to Glacier Overlook/ 3.7 mi. It’s open if you try to access it from Piegan Pass, but that would make for a long day. By the way, the toilet in the trail is very very primitive, many many flies and with very awful smell. Note: As of August 2020, visitors cannot access this route via the trailhead shown on this page. i think it's better to follow a guide if you don't have much experience in hiking, otherwise you may get lost, the trail is between easy to. Start out on the first two level miles along Swiftcurrent Lake and Lake Josephine's eastern and northern shores on the appropriately named North Shore Lake Josephine Trail.Towards the end of Lake Josephine, look for the right-hand turn onto the Grinnell Glacier Trail. We finally made it to Glacier National Park in August 2020 and at the top of our list was to hike the Highline Trail. by Shailey | Sep 9, 2020 | Uncategorized Shailey | Sep 9, 2020 | Uncategorized I have been doing a lot of research and planning and put the Highline Trail at the top of our day hike list only to find out today that this trail doesnt open until July. © 2020 reddit inc. All rights reserved. (Boat rides across Swiftcurrent Lake and Lake Josephine can shorten the hike to about 7 miles. REDDIT and the ALIEN Logo are registered trademarks of reddit inc. π Rendered by PID 2971 on r2-app-0e8c2d33040dd1dc2 at 2020-12-02 14:41:28.957110+00:00 running 31b5616 country code: US. https://www.nps.gov/glac/planyourvisit/upload/Opening_June26.jpg, [–]lsass 0 points1 point2 points 4 months ago (11 children). Filmed on a late June hike on Grinnell Glacier Trail in perfect weather. Do you know of any hikes with views similar to the mountains on Grinnell Glacier Trail? There is a swinging bridge near the end, just need to be be careful, take care of the young kids when walking across that bridge. I recommend turning around at or before you reach Glacier Park Chalet. The park superintendent has been outspoken that opening the GTTSR is a priority and they are looking at using Sun Point on St Mary Lake as a turn around. We had already hiked Grinnell Glacier, so we were ready for an easy hike. Summer months open the park’s famous backcountry, which is home to more than 700 miles of hiking trails, to travelers from near and far. For your day two I would recommend the Highline Trail to Grinnell Glacier Overlook. I’m heading on a trip through the entire West, but my favorite stop is gonna be Glacier NP, and O really want to hike Grinnell Glacier. Sorry, there are no tours or activities available to book online for the date(s) you selected. The trail is closed, as the park is closed east of the continental divide. Grinnell Glacier – 10.3mi / 16.5km. This is not true. Three gorgeous miles. When hiking the Grinnell Glacier Trail, a hiker will pass by crystal clear mountain lakes, towering mountains and will have the unique opportunity to stand on a glacier if one chooses. [–]TwoMedFan 6 points7 points8 points 4 months ago (3 children). Grinnell Glacier Trail, located in the Many Glacier area, is one of the most popular hikes in Glacier National Park, and for good reason. Mount Gould towers above you the entire time as you climb 1600 vertical feet! This may change in the future. Grinnell Glacier is the most accessible glacier in the park, and the trail one of the most scenic. I think we'd gotten to the Falls viewing platform in around 5 or 6 minutes (and we're all inour 60's)! It’s just over 3 miles, one way, to Grinnell Glacier from this point. Yeah, it’s quite unfortunate. Yes, you cannot drive an RV that size on the GTTSR. Arriving at Grinnell Glacier. We saw a moose and her baby on the lake. Gorgeous view of Glacier NP from a few months ago ... Milky way core setting at heaven’s peak. This is the version of our website addressed to speakers of English in India. The hike will take you through cliffs, meadows, and many lakes en route to the end of the trail, where you will get to see a glacier up close. See park web site for map with latest area closure. That would make parking at Piegan Pass feasible. [–]lsass 0 points1 point2 points 4 months ago (1 child). United States 4,924 contributions 229 helpful votes +1. Grinnell Glacier is the most frequently visited glacier in Glacier National Park with an incredible trail along the way. Check out the Highline Trail. ... ELKW wrote a review May 2020. GLACIER NATIONAL PARK, MONTANA (June 28, 2020) — Becky Dunavant went up the trail shaking a big bag of M&Ms at her three boys. I'm going to Glacier mid July and heading home the 16th or 17th. Would this effect our access to Grinnell Glacier Trail? This will be our first time there and my first time in a National Park. My comment was that even the way you mentioned would not be possible. You may also enconter wild animal on the trail, e.g. Grinnell Lake Trail, Glacier National Park: See 27 reviews, articles, and 58 photos of Grinnell Lake Trail, ranked No.28 on Tripadvisor among 57 attractions in Glacier National Park. First, will Grinnell Glacier Trail be accessible from Logan Pass if I take the GTTSR? As of July 13th the Grinnell side of Piegan pass is still closed: https://www.nps.gov/glac/planyourvisit/upload/GLAC_OpeningJuly13.pdf. At the trails end, you’ll arrive at the massive Grinnell Glacier and the stunning, milky turquoise waters of Upper Grinnell … Grinnell Glacier is without question one of the most iconic places in Glacier National Parks. Even if you're on a Ranger-led hike to the lake's edge (as we were), there's still. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy. people at the lake that morning. When the trail opens for the season (varies on conditions per year), boat service departs daily at 8:30 a.m. The trail is closed, as the park is closed east of the continental divide. If you are a resident of another country or region, please select the appropriate version of Tripadvisor for your country or region in the drop-down menu. The Grinnell glacier trail is closed if you try to access it from Many Glacier. [–]dc122186 1 point2 points3 points 4 months ago (1 child). With Grinnell Glacier access restricted (Covid), we accessed via the Highline trail (Logan Pass visitor center), climbed to the Grinnell Overlook (via Garden Wall trail), and returned via the Loop trail (to the Loop parking lot for pickup). I do not believe that the current status of the GTTSR (closed to cars after avalanche) will stay that way for much longer. more, Commonly searched for in Glacier National Park. [–]SlurpingPlatypus[S] 0 points1 point2 points 4 months ago (0 children). Looking for any and all tips. Grinnell Lake is accessible via the Grinnell Glacier Trail and is 3.2 miles (5.1 km) from the Many Glacier Hotel. The first two level miles are spent briefly along Swiftcurrent Lake and Lake Josephine’s north shores. [–]SlurpingPlatypus[S] 0 points1 point2 points 4 months ago (2 children).