Trail conditions

Glacier National Park

CAUTION! Avalanche danger

You are responsible for your own safety. The snow-free season is short. In May/June, some trails are snowbound or still subject to avalanche risk. Check the Avalanche Bulletin for the latest conditions.

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Balu Pass trail restriction

Balu Pass is important grizzly bear habitat. Between June 15 and September 30, hikers on this trail must travel in tight groups that include at least four adults. This minimizes disturbance to bears and helps keep this area open to hikers.

Fire danger rating

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
N.A. Current fire danger Low 25-09-2023: N/A;  

Camping

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
N.A. Illecillewaet campground Closed for the season. 09-10-2023: Campground closed.; Trail details
N.A. Loop Brook campground Closed for the season. 27-09-2023: Campground closed.; Trail details
N.A. Mount Sir Donald campground Closed. 27-09-2023: Campground closed for works.; Trail details
N.A. Hermit backcountry campsite Closed. 18-10-2023: You must register at the Rogers Pass Discovery Center; Campground closed.; Trail details
N.A. Mount Sir Donald backcountry campsite Closed. 18-10-2023: You must register at the Rogers Pass Discovery Center; Campground closed.; Trail details

Short hikes

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Abandoned Rails Closed for the season. 23-04-2024: Closed for maintenance until further notice; Trail details
Easy 1885 Rails Trail Snow covered. 17-05-2024: Snow covered; Trail details
Easy Loop Brook Trail Fair. 17-05-2024: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Easy Meeting of the Waters Trail Snow covered. 17-05-2024: Avalanche risk, use caution; Trail details
Easy Hemlock Grove Trail Good. 17-05-2024: Picnic area and washrooms open; Trail details
Moderate Rock Garden Trail Good. 17-05-2024: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Moderate Bear Creek Falls Trail Moderate 17-05-2024: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details

Day hikes

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Moderate Great Glacier Trail Snow covered. 17-05-2024: Avalanche risk, use caution; Trail details
Moderate Lower Beaver Valley Trail Wet. 17-05-2024: Northern part of trail from trailhead to Grizzly Creek open for hiking, mountain biking and snowshoeing; Trail details
Moderate Balu Pass Trail Snow covered with wet, muddy and slippery sections. 17-05-2024: Avalanche risk, use caution; Trail details
Difficult Bostock Creek Trail Snow covered. 17-05-2024: Avalanche risk, use caution; Trail details
Difficult Avalanche Crest Trail Snow covered. 17-05-2024: Avalanche risk, use caution; Trail details
Difficult Asulkan Valley Trail Snow covered. 17-05-2024: Avalanche risk, use caution; Trail details
Difficult Glacier Crest Trail Snow covered. 17-05-2024: Avalanche risk, use caution; Trail details
Difficult Abbott Ridge Trail Snow covered. 17-05-2024: Avalanche risk, use caution; Trail details
Most Difficult Hermit Trail Snow covered. 17-05-2024: Avalanche risk, use caution; Trail details
Most Difficult Mount Sir Donald Trail Snow covered. 17-05-2024: Avalanche risk, use caution; Trail details
Most Difficult Perley Rock Trail Snow covered. 17-05-2024: Avalanche risk, use caution; Trail details

Multi-day hikes

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Most Difficult Bald Mountain Wilderness Route Winter conditions. 20-11-2023: Snowbound; Trail details

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