One of our favorite things to do in the summer is take a drive to Glacier National Park and go for a hike. There is nothing quite like the high mountain meadows in full bloom – particularly in a good bear grass year. Last year was absolutely spectacular for bear grass. Tall white blooms stretched as far as the eye could see, blanketing slopes and peppering the forests.
A few easily accessible hikes on the west side are the Boundary trail, Trail of the Cedars and the Avalanche Lake trail, and the Hidden Lake Overlook trail. You can strike out on the Boundary trail from West Glacier or Glacier Park Headquarters. It wraps around the southern boundary of the park along the Middle Fork of the Flathead. The Trail of the Cedars is flat and easy for the young and old with beautiful views of Avalanche creek and a cedar hemlock forest. If you are feeling more adventurous, you can hike up to Avalanche Lake from this location for a four mile round trip walk. Perhaps the crowning hike that gives the most reward for the least amount of work is the Hidden Lake Overlook trail which sets out from the Logan Pass visitor center. You’ll be walking uphill on a board walk for about a half mile, and your chances of seeing the iconic mountain goats and bighorn sheep are in your favor.
Accessibility to Glacier Park is just one of the many advantages to flying in to Cabin Creek Landing. Stay tuned for more of our favorite things in Northwest Montana!