The Highline Trail is one of the more popular hikes in Glacier National Park for good reason. The drive up to Logan Pass, brings you into the heart of the alpine and the Highline brings that to your feet. The trail gently goes up and down giving you incredible views the entire time. As you traverse the classic Garden Wall, you look at Heaven’s Peak and its neighbors along the Livingston Range. Eventually the trail takes a couple of switchbacks up the saddle between Haystack Butte and Mt. Gould.
This trip will stop here for lunch and head back to Logan Pass, but the trail continues to Granite Park where you can head down to the Loop to the west, Many Glacier to the east via Swiftcurrent Pass while backpackers can continue north all the way into Canada. This trip will just make it to the wonderful Haystack Butte and turn around. Keep an eye out for Mountain Goats and Sheep as well as Pikas among the boulder fields as well as many alpine birds including the Clark’s Nutcracker.
This is a moderate hike that is 6.8 miles long with 800 ft elevation gain.
What to bring and details: Weather conditions in Glacier are often unpredictable and can change rapidly no matter what time of year – so please be prepared for any type of weather. We will hike regardless of weather – rain or shine. We suggest that you bring the following:
- at least two liters of water
- snacks and a sack lunch
- rain gear
- warm jacket and pants
- bear spray
- camera and whatever else you might need!
Meeting time will be 8am at the GNPC office at 402 9th Street West, Columbia Falls, MT 59912 and will take most of the day.
Please call 406-892-3250 or drop us a line on our Contact Page if you would like to attend.