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Family Friendly Hiking in Glacier National Park

Hiking with your family will give you memories that will last forever. And there is plenty of family friendly hiking in Glacier National Park! With over 734 miles of trails to choose from, there is something for every age and every fitness level. Glacier Guides was chosen as the exclusive provider of guided Glacier National Park hiking by the National Park Service in 1983. We’re your experts for a knowledge, safety, and fun!

We offer a wide range of family friendly hiking in Glacier travel options, from day hikes to backpacking and more! Want to go on a multi day hike and see both sides of the park without going backpacking? Check out our van supported Glacier Challenge trip! Want to go backpacking without carrying a heavy pack? Hire one of our friendly porters. Prefer the roof of a historic, rustic chalet over your head? The Granite Park Chalet trip might be for you. Prefer to plan a custom adventure? We love those. Give us a call at 406-387-5555.

Our Guides

Our guided Glacier National Park hiking trips are focused on safety and ecological responsibility. Guides are highly trained and hold multiple backcountry certifications such as Wilderness First Aid, National Park Service Bear Management, and Leave No Trace backcountry ethics training. You will receive an education about Glacier National Park’s flora, fauna, geology, history, and more while in the care of our guides — who are also highly entertaining! Meet our guides here.

Family Friendly Hiking in Glacier Pro Tip

Rest and relax after your hiking or backpacking adventure on the river! A full day or overnight rafting trip is the perfect conclusion to your guided Glacier National Park hiking adventure. Plus, then you’ll be able to engage in lively debate about whether Glacier is prettier from the trail or from the river.

Read about our recommendations for the 7 best family friendly adventures in Glacier National Park here!

family friendly hiking in Glacier National Park

Custom Backpack Trip in Glacier Park

A custom backpacking adventure is the ultimate family friendly hiking in Glacier trip! Let us customize a backcountry experience for you! Perfect for those that have special itinerary requests or younger children.


$235 per person per day

4 person is minimum required

family friendly hiking in Glacier National Park to Granite Park Chalet

Granite Park Chalet: 3 Day Hut Hike

Get the best of both worlds by experiencing Glacier’s backcountry while staying in the comfort of a rustic and historic chalet – no tent or heavy pack required! Granite Park is Glacier’s last intact backcountry chalet.


$1045 per person

family friendly hiking in Glacier National Park to Iceberg Lake

Custom Day Hike in Glacier National Park

With a custom guided day hike, you can choose where you’d like to go in Glacier National Park, who you’d like to hike with, and when! Due to high demand, we recommend reserving these hikes as early as possible. Lunch included!


Flat rate of $550 per day for a group of 1 – 5 people.  For 6+ people, the rate is $110 per person.

“Katie was perfect for our group! My parents were quite nervous and she was very nurturing which eased their fears. i think they also appreciated the safety education and the description of what was coming up on our trip down. Thanks for the fun experience!”
Gingie G., Half Day Whitewater
“Greetings! Just wanted to comment on a GREAT rafting experience we had with your company this week. From the first call I made to you until we finished back at your office, I want to say EVERYONE there was just GREAT! Very Friendly, efficient, and confident that a land-lover from ND could make the trip! I expecially want to thank DEAN for his patient instruction, his wealth of information about the river and the park, and his FUN attitude! What a nice guy! Thanks again for a great time and I will most certainly recommend your company to anyone that might be going to Glacier!”
Barb and Tom P., Half Day Whitewater
“Made me want to choose Glacier Guides because staff was generous with their time. What to wear? What to bring? What to expect? All of these were answered fully and (we discoverd) honestly. Even after all the changes I made, I still felt wanted.
I know it was not in your control, but weather was perfect. Our guide, Amy, was friendly yet professional – we felt at ease and safe in her hands. Glacier Guides are happy, friendly people who love what they do always make a great experience for customers…move to Chicago, so that we can enjoy your service more often!!”
Eileen G., Half Day Whitewater
“Teal was our guide. She did a fabulous job! Our family had a great time. It was one of the highlights of our trip to Glacier Nat’l Park. Thanks!”
Timothy M, Half Day Whitewater
“Emily was amazing. She was fun and personable and very knowledgeable on the area, not just the water! I have rafted with another group and would definitely recommend you over them. You made it a fun and memorable experience!”
Miranda B., Half Day Whitewater
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