Location: Logan Pass, Glacier National Park, MT
Distance: 17 miles RT (including side trip to Grinnell Glacier Overlook)
Highest Point: 7280ft
This is the one of the best trail I have hiked. The trail is famous for its ledge in the beginning (see below), but what really set it apart is the constant spectacular views through every feet of its 8 mile course. Above photos were taken in the first miles leading up to Haystack Pass.
Wildlife are abundant on the trail (common trait for all GNP trails). The constant highlight was topped at Grinnell Glacier Overlook, a side trip required a 900 ft of steep climbing.
At 8 mile, Granite Park Chalet was reached. When the park shuttles are running, continue down to the Loop to complete a one way, very manageable 11 mile trip is the popular option. However, there’s no shuttle. I started the long trek back to Logan Pass.