The glacier park day hikers store provides all the key hiking guide books and trail maps for glacier national park and the surrounding region through our amazon affiliate program. I have bought several books on glacier national park including one on easy hiking trails, but this book is by far the most helpful for us. I have found hiking books, which i have several of, a bit confusing, and would then transfer what i had read to a list of hikes i would do. Youve finally planned that trip of a lifetime to montana. Unlike a map that only shows you where the trails are, or a guidebook that only provides you with an encyclopedic list of hikes, this map guide was laid out to help you quickly decide which trails to explore, using distance, slope difficulty, as well as recommendations from jake bramante, the first person to hike every trail in glacier national.
In no particular order, here are our recommendations on what to read before you visit glacier national park. My husband and i are planning a trip to glacier national park with our children age 7 and 3 12. Glacier national park hiking books, trail maps and travel. What to read before you visit glacier national park. Use it to deter charging grizzly bears by spraying this pepper spray into their eyes. Hiking glacier national park the highlinetrail big sky fishing.
Knowing more about the parks history, geology, flora, fauna, and culture will deepen your experience in the park. Glacier national park leads visitors to secluded trails and unique settings while providing details of current and past human activity, wildlife movement, and geologic changes that altered the landscape and created americas tenth national park. If you want a single trail map that covers the entire park, the national geographic trails illustrated map is probably your top choice. I would definitely suggest this book to anyone planning to hike in glacier national park.
Top 10 best books about glacier national park glacier guides. We also have affiliate partnerships with rei, moosejaw and backcountry to provide you with the best backpacking, camping and hiking gear, as well as latest hiking apparel to outfit your next hiking adventure. The glacier park day hikers store provides all the key hiking guide books and trail maps for glacier national park and the surrounding region through our. How to plan the perfect glacier national park trip for. Hiking glacier and waterton lakes national parks, 4th. Veteran hiker erik molvar provides all the information you need to get the most out of hiking this international peace park with its glistening glaciers, scenic lookouts, peaceful lakes, and remote wilderness. National geographics trails illustrated map of glacier and waterton lakes national parks offers unparalleled detail for outdoor enthusiasts exploring the pristine landscape of forests, mountains, lakes, and meadows within these two spectacular parks. If you plan on hiking, absolutely, positively get a hiking guidebook so you dont find yourself on a trail that far exceeds you physical abilities. Covers 60 hikes in glacier national park, including trail descriptions, difficulty ratings, photos, maps and elevation profiles. A rule of thumb, earlier in the summer, lower elevation trails and trails near the boundary of glacier national park are snow free. A more precise location is listed in the tables below, with trailhead directions on each individual trail page.
Directory of glacier national park trails by location hiking trails in the directory below are grouped by general location within the glacier national park, such as trails in many glacier, logan pass or lake mcdonald. Click on the arrow in the maps top left corner to toggle between the brochure map and the interactive park tiles map. Official glacier national park and waterton lakes map pdf. At ten miles long and 472 feet deep, lake mcdonald is the largest lake in glacier national park. Eric molvar, falcon press, hiking in glacier national parkvery close to the title i believe is the most universally accepted resource. Glacier and waterton lakes national parks national. Created in partnership with local land management agencies, this expertly researched map features key areas of interest including many glacier. Glacier national park reveals the best trails that wind alongside. No book is going to be perfect but this one was what we required. Discover the wonder of these two spectacular parks as hiking glacier and waterton lakes national parks leads you along 850 miles of trail from short nature hikes to backcountry treks.
Read the best books about glacier national park, of course. Note the route of goingtothesun road, the attraction areas on the west and east sides, plus the canadian park section, waterton lakes, before you decide on where to stay and what park entrance to use. By mid to late july, trails in the higher elevations, over mountain passes and on the continental divide are snow free. If you choose to visit a national park, please ensure that you follow cdc and state and local guidelines to prevent the spread of infectious. This is the best map for showing all of glaciers trails, though it doesnt have mileages so download the free backcountry trail map in the section below. Find information about traveling throughout the park. You can also take an hour long boat tour from glacier park boat company. Glacier national park hiking books, trail maps and travel guides. This glacier national park map is an essential tool for a vacation in the park. You can take in the views from multiple points along the lake, or rent kayaks, paddle boards, or canoes.992 1005 296 558 331 1337 1316 1317 1056 982 1299 1516 1332 1121 963 1465 1056 454 591 970 880 1255 48 830 1271 323 1121 1022 326 1294 177 680 1073 918 288 1472