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Hidden Lake

Near Logan Pass, West Glacier, MT
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Great views

Parking at the pass is horrible if you're driving. Much easier to take one of the free shuttle... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kalispell, Montana
via mobile

One of the most incredible experiences I've ever seen in my 30 years of life. The hike is... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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A superb fishing lake where catching 20-inch fish is common.
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good18%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“logan pass” (110 reviews)
“mountain goats” (167 reviews)
“bear activity” (29 reviews)
Near Logan Pass, West Glacier, MT
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Parking at the pass is horrible if you're driving. Much easier to take one of the free shuttle buses. A short slightly incline hike to very spectacular view. Lots of tourists form all over the world.

Thank MTGiggun
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the most incredible experiences I've ever seen in my 30 years of life. The hike is worthwhile and rewarding.

Thank Shirlthepearllewis
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very popular hike- I would go up early to get parking or shuttle. the views are worth every step. You can see hidden lake on the other side and most often see goats and marmots. Fishing in the lake is great if...More

Thank dsdmontana
Reviewed 10 April 2017

This is a beautiful, fairly short hike. However, for people like me with knee issues, it is a truly difficult one because the many stair-step risers on the long section of boardwalk are much deeper than normal. That makes it terribly hard both climbing up...More

2  Thank MaryEllenM27
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Awesome little hike, although quite busy. I liked seeing the goats, but parking was a bit of a nightmare and there was basically a line of traffic all the way up. It's a must-do hike, but better in the early morning. In July, there was...More

2  Thank Sheena N
Reviewed 7 March 2017

This is a fantastic short hike with a very good chance to see mountain goats up close along with other wildlife. Make a point to walk down to Hidden Lake, few people make the extra effort. Better yet but Blake Passmores guide book and climb...More

2  Thank brucewhite2015
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Incredible hike; beautiful and life changing. Worth the climb up from visitor center. Spectacular in every way.

Thank sheilanorcal
Reviewed 26 February 2017

We took the shuttle from Apgar to Logan Pass and thought this would be a good first hike in the park. The hike starts near the visitor center and is an up hill climb on a boardwalk for a while. Once leaving the boardwalk, the...More

Thank jnobz
Reviewed 6 February 2017

The first part of the hike is mostly a boardwalk trail with steps. You can turn around at the overlook or continue done the trail to the lake itself. You almost always encounter mountain goats on this hike, especially near the overlook and will sometime...More

1  Thank keith b
Reviewed 27 January 2017

The hike to Hidden Lake is a tremendous hike. The first part has a gentle rise and is boarded leading up to the observation platform. The second part, which in fact is longer actually goes down to the sure of the Lake. He does require...More

2  Thank Hameem C
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Is Sun Road down to Hidden Lake open in June? We will be there between June 8-13.
26 January 2017|
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Response from FrancesinIdaho | Reviewed this property |
Everyone has answered your question already, which is, it depends on how soon in the summer season Logan Pass is opened which depends on snow levels & weather. My understanding is the goal is to have open by July making... More
I hope I can make it down the 2nd half of the hike to the lake. I'm no hiker or fit, just a photography enthusiast willing to push her limits. Roughly how much time should I buffer for the hike?
17 July 2016|
Response from M C | Reviewed this property |
You can do it!!! So worth it. Just beautiful!!!
Ken S
I see a review was posted by montanahula just a few days ago. Does that mean the hike is doable now, at this time of year? I'm heading up there on 6/11 and I'm trying to figure out the best hikes I can do at that time. I understand that Going To The Sun Road, may not be open by 6/11. Thanks.
11 May 2016|
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Response from montanahula | Reviewed this property |
The Going to the Sun road must be open to access Hidden Lake. There are many other options for great hikes. Avalanche Lake is beautiful. Many beautiful hikes in the Two Medicine area.