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.
Difficulty: Advanced, 8 miles, 2300 feet in elevation gain
Dates: Saturdays starting mid June through early September
Trip Duration: 1 Day
Price Adult: $105.00 Price Child: $105.00 Minimum Age: 10 Additional Fees: $20 park entrance fee and gratuity for guide not included
Reservations required in advance.
Scenic Point: Where the Mountains Meet the Plains
Scenic Point is a moderate to advanced hike of 7.6 miles round trip with an elevation gain and loss of 2,300 feet.
Times are approximate.
7:45 am – 9:45 am: Meet your guide at our West Glacier office at 7:45 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!
9:45 – 12:30 pm: 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.
12:30 – 1:30 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.
1:30 – 5:30 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 5:30 pm.
More Scenic Point Info
Reservations required in advance. This trail can be very busy during the middle of the summer.
Meeting Notes: Guests should call our office the day prior to departure to check in: 406-387-5555. The day of the trip please arrive at our office by 7:45 AM. We are located 1.5 miles west of West Glacier on U.S. Highway 2. Look for our Glacier Guides and Montana Raft sign on the north side of the highway between mile marker 151 and 152. Our property is just off the highway, tucked in the trees. When you see our sign turn to the north and you will see us shortly thereafter. Detailed directions and maps are available here.