Every Tuesday Hike - Highline Trail Glacier National Park

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.

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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)

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Trip Details

Difficulty: Moderate, 7.2 miles, 825 feet in elevation gain

Dates: Tuesdays from July 2nd through September 24th.

Trip Duration: 1 Day

Minimum Age: 10

*Reservations required in advance.

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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.

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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 info@glacierguides.com. 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.

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    We did the 3 day backpacking trip with Tom a few weeks ago. It was the BEST experience we could have asked for! We will book again if we get the chance. Unforgettable views and experience. Not to mention the food Tom made with just one little burner was perfect.

    — Ashley Marie

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    I went on a six day hike with four guys and our guide, Maketa. It was amazing. We had a wide range of ages 35-70 and our guide was able to create the perfect trip for all of us. It is an unbelievable park and we were able to optimize our time there because of the expert planning from Maketa. Glacier Guides was helpful throughout the experience and I wouldn’t have had the same trip any other way. Definitely a FIVE STAR rating. Best trip of my life!

    — Andrew Rocca

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    Glacier guides was more than I could’ve imagined! My Friends and I did the 5 day glacier challenge and it was amazing! They offer longer hikes and shorter hikes. I thought I would do all the long hikes but I didn’t every day. Every hike you take is absolutely stunning!! definitely do what your body will allow, you’ll still be very satisfied! Best part of the challenge is most certainly the guides… TOM MATELICH is awesome! he is a wonderful leader, cook, guide, absolutely hilarious and all around great guy! ARI MELINGER-COHEN is super chill and very calming to be around, extremely knowledgeable and very caring. MAKETE ROESCH is magical, super helpful and can pretty much answer anything you want to know (especially about bears and flowers). All these guys are seriously the best and when I go back I will 100% be requesting them. Glacier guides couldn’t have made this experience any better! Forever grateful for their guidance and the love they have for this beautiful place!

    — Britney Doe

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    Went on a guided hike to Avalanche Trail yesterday with our guide Tom. Perfect way to experience the Park for the first time. I learned so much about the Park as Tom pointed out many interesting points that I would have not known if I went alone. Enjoyed the company of 5 other guests. Took a van ride about 16 miles in to access the Trail. Tom brought lunches for each and we ate halfway through on the shore of a beautiful lake. I enjoyed asking questions to learn and Tom had the answers. I would highly recommend taking a guided hike with Glacier Guides even if you’ve been to the Park before. Glad I did.

    — Peter Lemp

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    What an amazing experience! Just finished a four day backpacking trip with guide, Jen. Jen was extremely professional and so “in tune” to the group. Her knowledge of the surroundings we walked through was incredible. It’s clear she holds a passion for what she does that really shines through. She went above and beyond to help give me a most memorable first time experience at Glacier. Thank you!

    — Jessica Wolf

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