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Hidden Lake Overlook

Glacier National Park, Montana

The trail to Hidden Lake Overlook, at 1.5 miles (3.0 miles roundtrip), is located directly behind the Logan Pass Visitor Center. Hidden Lake Overlook is a great trail for easy access to the high country of Glacier National Park—it starts as a boardwalk which climbs about 500 feet through fields of wildflowers (fleabane and glacier lilies are abundant) to Hidden Lake Pass.

Along the way, you will get inspiring views of Mount Clements, Mount Reynolds, and Bearhat Mountain, as you make your way to the lake. Wildlife is also abundant along the trail, and you are likely to see mountain goats, bighorn sheep, Columbian ground squirrels, and pika—we were lucky enough to see all four on our hike.

During the early summer, be prepared to cross icy patches and snowfields once the boardwalk ends. At the overlook, you will be standing at an elevation of about 7,000 ft, and directly below are the icy blue waters of Hidden Lake, Bearhat Mountain rising from its shores—the view is superb! It takes a little effort to enjoy the highlights this trail has to offer, but don’t be afraid to hike this high alpine trail.

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