Every Tuesday Hike – Highline Trail
Highline Trail Trip Details
Only one day in Glacier? Don’t miss the vibrant wildflowers, precipitous peaks and pristine alpine environment of the Highline Trail. Discover why Glacier is called the Crown of the Continent on our Tuesday hike.
Price: $165/person (10+ years)
Other: Glacier National Park Entrance Fee (not included in price)
Guide Tip: Industry rate is 18-20% (not included in price)
Difficulty: Moderate, 7.2 miles, 825 feet in elevation gain
Dates: Tuesdays from July 4th through September 26th.
Trip Duration: 1 Day
Minimum Age: 10
*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.
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
Highline Trail Experience
We’ll hike the Highline Trail (also known as the Garden Wall) to Haystack Butte and back, about 7 miles round trip.
Times are approximate: Trips leaving in mid September start an hour later.
7:00 am – 8:45 am: Meet your guide at our West Glacier office at 7:00 am. Your guide will give a quick orientation, check over your gear for the day, and go over last minute details. Then we drive the spectacular Going to the Sun Road, a stunning architectural achievement, to the trailhead at Logan Pass.
8:45 am – 11:15 am: The Highline Trail is an alpine environment with wide open views of Glacier’s majestic peaks and the Continental Divide. You’ll remember this hike forever. There are often opportunities to watch mountain goats or bighorn sheep on this trip. 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.
11:15 pm – 12:15 pm: We will climb to the saddle of Haystack Butte, where we will enjoy a hearty and healthy 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 look for sheep, goats, and other critters.
12:15 pm – 4:45 pm: From Haystack Butte, we return along the same route. (If you’d like to hike the entire length of the Highline Trail, be sure to check out our Granite Park Chalet trip!) On the way home, 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 typically get back to the Glacier Guides and Montana Raft office around 4:45 PM.
More Highline Trail 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 in mid to late September meet at 8 AM. Click on directions for how to find us.