Highline Trail and Granite Park Chalet (Glacier NP)
Flathead County, Montana
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04 :20 hrs
11.4 mi
3091 ft
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Hiking

The Highline Trail is a one-way hike and an extremely popular hike. At every step, and every turn, you will have absolutely spectacular scenery as the Highline trail follows along the Continental Divide, also known as the Garden Wall in this area. The exceptional views, opportunities for spotting wildlife, and the wildflowers, with its exposed thousand-foot drop-offs make this a hike you’ll remember the rest of your life. En route, side trails lead to Grinnell Glacier Overlook and Swiftcurrent Lookout. At 7.6 miles you will reach the Granite Park Trail junction, to the right the Highline Trail continues on to fifty mountain campground. Head down the trail toward the Granite Park Chalet for a snack. The Granite Park Chalet was built in 1914 by the Great Northern Railway in order to provide comfortable backcountry accommodations inside the Park and is listed today as a National Historic Landmark. If you don’t want to purchase bottle water at the Chalet, (they do not provide drinking water) there is a stream you can filter water from. From the Chalet hook onto the Granite Peak trail also known as the Loop trail and travel for 4 miles till the parking lot and you can catch the hiker shuttle.

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