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Hidden Lake Guided Day Hike In Glacier National Park

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One of the most popular hikes in Glacier National Park is the Hidden Lake Overlook. You can easily access this trail from the Logan Pass Visitor Center, making it perfect for families. The trail is also easy to navigate, with boardwalks and minimal elevation gain. The journey to Hidden Lake is just as breathtaking as the destination, as you travel along the scenic Going-to-the-Sun Road to Logan Pass.

Join a small group educational hiking tour where you will have the opportunity to discuss the fascinating geology and glaciation of the region with a highly knowledgeable guide. During the tour, you will also learn about the fire ecology of Glacier National Park and how it is crucial to the survival of various species. Additionally, you can explore the historical background of the park's founding and its significance to the native peoples both currently and before the park's establishment.

After marveling at the breathtaking views on your drive to Logan Pass you will start your hike on the Hidden Lake Overlook Trail. You'll be surrounded by lush alpine meadows and majestic glacially carved peaks, providing stunning views and an ideal location to discuss wildlife habitat, Leave No Trace principles, and the significance of land stewardship.

Why Join This Hiking Tour?

  • Skip The Challenges - None of the normal headaches of getting a vehicle reservation pass or trying to find parking at Logan Pass at 10AM.
  • Easier Hike - This is ~3 miles roundtrip and a great family friendly option with a high payoff.
  • Beautiful Vistas - You'll have the opportunity to appreciate the beauty of Glacier National Park and Going-to-the-sun Road as you climb up to Logan Pass.
  • Amazing Guides - We can already tell you'll like them! Your knowledgeable guide will share information about the wildlife, geology and history of the area along the way, deepening your appreciation for Glacier and helping you feel safe along the hike to the Hidden Lake Overlook.

Looking For More Hiking?

If you want to spend more time on the trail we'd recommend you checkout the guided Glacier Park hikes below.

Important Information

  • All participants must be able to hike ~3 miles round trip
  • Tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • Meeting Point - This tour meets in Columbia Falls, MT about 20 minutes from the entrance to West Glacier. Open in Google Maps.
  • Must buy a Glacer pedestrian entry pass prior to arrival (this is not a vehicle reservation, as that is included in the tour)

What's Included

Expert Guide
Roundtrip Transportation From Meeting Point To Logan Pass
Education on Wildlife, Ecology and Geology of Area
Park Entry Fee (purchase on your own beforehand)
Optional Gratuities

Frequently Asked Questions

How long is the Hidden Lake Overlook Trail?
The Hidden Lake Overlook Trail is 2.8 miles roundtrip
What should I pack for a day hike in Glacier National Park?
It's important to be prepared for changing weather conditions and potential emergencies. Here's a list of 10 essential items to pack: 1) Rain Jacket 2) Hat & Gloves 3) Mid-layer of fleece or puffy jacket 4) 1-2 liters of water 5) Snacks and food 6) Sun protection 7) Bug Spray 8) Bear Spray 9) First Aid Kit 10) Camera
Will we see any wildlife in Glacier National Park?
Wildlife viewings in Glacier National Park are not uncommon, but there is no gurantee and sightings are not as frequent as in parks likes Yellowstone. If you're lucky you may spot bighorn sheep, mountains goats, moose, or a bear!
What is a "small group" educational hike?
Small group hikes have a minimum of 3 people and a maximum of 14 which may include hikers from outside your party. Private group hikes can often be corridnated, please contact the Glacier Tourbase team directly if interested.

Quick Facts

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8h 00min

The minimum age for participants is 10 years old.


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