Hiking the Trails

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With over 700 miles of trails in Glacier providing outstanding opportunities for both short hikes and extended backpacking trips, there’s something for everyone.

Hikers need to assume individual responsibility for planning their trips, staying safe, and reducing their impact on the park. Plan ahead and check out our Leave No Trace page to learn more.

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Ten Essentials

Heading out to a national park? Make sure you pack the 10 Essentials!

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Leave No Trace

This is not a black and white list of rules or regulations. Rather, it is a way of thinking, an attitude, and an ethic.

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Wilderness Camping

Glacier's backcountry camping program is designed to minimize resource impacts while providing positive visitor experiences.

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Glacier's goal is to be a leader in understanding, communicating, and responding to the consequences of climate change.

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Overview of the Park's Glaciers

Here are the most frequently asked questions about how the park's glaciers are responding to climate change.

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Climate Change

Glacier National Park is warming at nearly two times the global average and the impacts are already being felt by park visitors.


Last updated: July 28, 2022

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West Glacier, MT 59936



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