Every Saturday Hike – Scenic Point
Scenic Point Trip
This hike explores the Two Medicine Area, which is a hidden gem in Glacier National Park. The Scenic Point trail is the perfect environment to learn about glaciation, wildlife, park and railroad history, Blackfeet culture, and ecological challenges the park faces. Scenic Point is a moderate to advanced hike of 7.6 miles round trip with an elevation gain and loss of 2,300 feet.
Price: $165/person (10+ yrs)
Other: Glacier National Park Entrance Fee (not included in price)
Guide Tip: Industry rate is 18-20% (not included in price)
Difficulty: Advanced, 8 miles, 2300 feet in elevation gain
Dates: Saturdays from June 29th to September 21st
Trip Duration: 1 Day
*Reservations required in advance.
What's Included, What to Bring
What is provided? Interpretive Guide with wilderness first aid and bear management training, van transport, lunch and Vehicle Reservation to Glacier National Park
What should I bring? Day pack to carry water bottle, lunch (provided), camera/phone, binoculars, rain coat, fleece, and your Glacier National Park Pass. Comfortable hiking shoes.
Itinerary & Additional Details
Times are approximate. Trips after Labor Day meet an hour later.
7:00 am – 9:00 am: Meet your guide at our West Glacier office at 7:00 am. Your guide will do a quick orientation, check over your gear for the day, and go over last minute details. We will drive Glacier’s southern border along the Middle Fork of the Flathead River, where we go whitewater rafting every day!
9:00 – 11:45 am: We hike up from the valley floor to Scenic Point. As we walk, we’ll learn about glaciation, wildlife, park and railroad history, Blackfeet culture, and ecological challenges the park faces. Our guides are passionate and encyclopedic about Glacier National Park — no matter your level of hiking experience, we promise they’ll teach you something new.
11:45am – 12:45 pm: When we get to the top, we’ll relax and enjoy a hearty and homemade trail lunch. Our trail lunches are largely locally and organically sourced, and generally include homemade cookies, fresh fruit and vegetables, chips, and your choice of a turkey, ham, roast beef, or veggie sandwich. Our in house kitchen can accommodate nearly any dietary restriction or preference – just ask! While we eat, we’ll soak in the sweeping views across the mountains and the distant prairie.
12:45 – 4:45 pm: We return along the same route, but you will be amazed by the views you see going down that you didn’t see going up! Your guide will answer any questions that you might have about the park. You’ll end the day knowing more about Glacier National Park than you ever expected. We will stop at the Two Medicine camp store for a restroom break before heading back to our office in West Glacier. Typically, we return to our office around 4:45 pm.
More Scenic Point Info
Reservations required in advance. This trail can be very busy during the middle of the summer.
Meeting Notes: Guests are welcome to check in with us the day prior to departure: 406-387-5555 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The day of the trip please arrive at our office by 7:00 AM. Trips after Labor Day meet at 8 AM. Click on directions for how to find us.
Trail Closure: Trails in Glacier National Park occasionally close for reasons like weather and wildlife. In the event that the Scenic Point trail is inaccessible on the day in question, we will substitute a similar hike, such as the delightful one to Otokomi Lake.