On Thursday, September 2nd, 2021, I hiked Highline Trail from Logan Pass to Granite Park Chalet and back. This hike is a 14.9 mile heavily trafficked trail located on the east side of Glacier National Park.
I woke up at Johnson's Campground and RV Park and drove to the Logan Pass parking lot. It is very difficult to find a place to park here around the morning or afternoon during peak season. I spent about an hour between driving around the lot and going down to a lower smaller lot. I finally did find a spot in the main lot, saving me a much longer distance and walking on the road to get to the trailhead. There are shuttle that can be taken from other places in the park but I was not familiar with their reservation system or policies.
The hike is mostly flat and on a ledge. Along the way I saw multiple Big Horn Sheep. Some people park a car at the end of the trail and get a ride back, some other people take a side route to see a glacier along the way. Once at the chalet house, there are actually food items which can be bought.
At night, I camped at the same campground because it was relatively close and they had ample availability. Overall, the hike offers landscape and wildlife views but it parking at the trailhead can be very difficult.
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