Trail conditions

Glacier National Park

Whether you’re out for a leisurely hike or a longer adventure, make your trip a safe one by checking the latest conditions.

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Hiking season in Glacier

The snow-free season is short. In May/June, some trails are snowbound or still subject to avalanche risk. In September, snow may start to accumulate at higher elevations. Check in at the Rogers Pass Discovery Centre for seasonal recommendations.

Balu Pass trail restriction

Balu Pass is important grizzly bear habitat. Between July 15 and September 30 annually, 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.

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Fire danger rating

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
N.A. Current fire danger Low 21-10-2022: N/A;  

Camping

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
N.A. Illecillewaet campground Closed for the season. 07-11-2022: Campground closed.; Trail details
N.A. Loop Brook campground Closed for the season. 07-11-2022: Campground closed.; Trail details
N.A. Mount Sir Donald campground Closed. 07-11-2022: Campground closed.; Trail details
N.A. Hermit backcountry campsite Closed for the season. 07-11-2022: Bridges removed (for winter); Trail details
N.A. Mount Sir Donald backcountry campsite Closed for the season. 07-11-2022: Bridges removed (for winter); Trail details

Short hikes

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy 1885 Rails Trail Snow covered. 07-11-2022: Snowbound at higher elevation; Trail details
Easy Loop Brook Trail Snow covered. 07-11-2022: Snowbound at higher elevation; Trail details
Easy Bear Creek Falls Trail Snow covered. 07-11-2022: Snowbound at higher elevation; Trail details
Easy Meeting of the Waters Trail Snow covered. 07-11-2022: Snowbound at higher elevation; Trail details
Easy Rock Garden Trail Snow covered. 07-11-2022: Snowbound at higher elevation; Trail details
Easy Hemlock Grove Trail Snow covered. 07-11-2022: Snowbound at higher elevation; Trail details

Day hikes

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Moderate Great Glacier Trail Snow covered. 07-11-2022: Snowbound at higher elevation; Trail details
Moderate Bostock Creek Trail Snow covered. 07-11-2022: Snowbound at higher elevation; Trail details
Moderate Avalanche Crest Trail Snow covered. 07-11-2022: Snowbound at higher elevation; Trail details
Moderate Balu Pass Trail Snow covered. 07-11-2022: Snowbound at higher elevation; Trail details
Moderate Asulkan Valley Trail Snow covered. 07-11-2022: Snowbound at higher elevation; Trail details
Difficult Hermit Trail Snow covered. 07-11-2022: Snowbound at higher elevation; Trail details
Difficult Mount Sir Donald Trail Snow covered. 07-11-2022: Snowbound at higher elevation; Trail details
Difficult Glacier Crest Trail Snow covered. 07-11-2022: Snowbound at higher elevation; Trail details
Difficult Perley Rock Trail Snow covered. 07-11-2022: Snowbound at higher elevation; Trail details
Difficult Abbott Ridge Trail Snow covered. 07-11-2022: Snowbound at higher elevation; Trail details

Multi-day hikes

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Moderate Beaver Valley Trail Snow covered. 07-11-2022: Snowbound at higher elevation; Trail details
Difficult Bald Hills Trail Closed. 07-11-2022: Not recommended; Unmaintained trail; Trail details

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