The Garden Wall (Highline Trail) (Montana)

The Garden Wall (Highline Trail) (Montana) in MT, USA


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11 miles
8hours
easy
Hiking
Spring, Fall, Summer
US City
User bfcoffey
Elevation Gain: 250 m (830 ft)

Elevation Loss (if continuing past the chalet to the 'loop'): 920 m (3,025 ft)

The Highline Trail in Glacier National Park (Montana) extends from Logan Pass in the heart of the park north to the Alberta border and can continue on to the townsite in Waterton National Park (AB). The Garden Wall is a 18.5 km (11.6 mile) portion at the beginning of the Highline Trail which follows the contour north of Logan Pass visitor center past the Granite Park Chalet to the 'loop' on the Going to the Sun road. (The distance to the Granite Park Chalet is 7.5mi. from Logan Pass). Because the trail is relatively flat it is extremely popular, so try to avoid it on weekends in summer.

The trail is carved out of a cliff in several places and is on a quite steep slope for most of the way, but should pose no threat to most hikers. The views are spectacular and this trail is a good place to introduce new hikers to the joys of the high country - without the usual effort.

Return the same way if turning around at Granite Chalet. Another option is to descend to the 'loop' on the Going to the Sun Road and take the shuttle back to the interpretive Centre (see Glacier National Park website for more on the hiker's bus shuttle schedule).

Directions:

The trail starts across the road from the Logan Pass visitor center in Glacier National Park, Montana.



Please check the bottom of the Description (above left; click) for the author's written directions.

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