Day Hikes Logan Pass ~ A slow hiker's guide™


Logan Pass Day Hikes List

Logan Pass opened June 20, 2015 to through traffic
Logan Pass opened evening of July 2, 2014
Logan Pass opened June 23, 2013 to through traffic
in 2012 it opened June 19, 2012 however 2011 was a record snowfall year and the pass didn't open until July 13, 2011 to through traffic.

Logan Pass Trails Trail Map

Logan Pass opened June 20, 2015 which was not a record breaker but the Highline Trail opned the same day which may have been a new record.

Plow crews at Logan Pass as of June 4, 2014.
Snow at Logan Pass as of September 18, 2013
Going-to-the-Sun Road opened across Logan Pass to motorized vehicle traffic mid-day Thursday, June 24, 2010.
Access to Logan Pass opened 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 26, 2009
Going-to-the-Sun Road opened June 27, 2008
Going-to-the-Sun Road opened across Logan Pass to motorized vehicle traffic on July 1, 2007.
Access to Logan Pass from the east side opened earlier that year but haven't found the date yet.
Going-to-the-Sun Road opened across Logan Pass on June 23, 2006
The earliest recent opening of Logan Pass was on May 22, 2005
May 30, 2004
May 30, 2003
June 28, 2002
June 7, 2001
May 27, 2000
The earliest Logan Pass opening to motorized traffic occurred on May 16, 1987
Opening info from my being there or in some cases from NPS Press Releases.

A slow hikers guide™ to Glacier National Park Wildflowers
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A slow hiker's guide™ to Glacier National Park Wildflowers

Whitefish Pilot article on my Wildflower Guide.

clements mountain sunset

July 14, 2012 Highline Trail was still closed as were most of the Alpine Trails in Glacier National Park.
In 2011 when Logan Pass opened most of the alpine trails were still impassable due to snow. Highline Trail was CLOSED, other trails will require winter hiking skills and equipment.

The Logan Pass area includes hikes starting from the Loop, Logan Pass and Siyeh Bend, has the shortest hiking season of ALL areas inside of Glacier Park. In the past The Going To The Sun Road used to open up to The Loop and to Siyeh Bend as a preliminary to opening Logan Pass. This has not been the case for at least the last five years while construction took place in the alpine sections of The Going To The Sun Road. To add insult to injury the fall season was shortened to September 18, 2011. I really miss going to Logan Pass in October! Alpine Hiking Season this year will be a very short 63 days. Use the trail map link to locate the starting area for a particular hike. The Logan Pass section of Day Hikes in Glacier starts at Avalanche Lake on the west and extends to Sunrift Gorge on the east side. So the starting altitude for these trails varies from 3,000 feet for Avalanche Lake Trail to 6,600 feet for the Highline Trail at Logan Pass. There aren't any trailheads between The Loop and Logan Pass. The Highline Trail which starts across from the Logan Pass parking lot covers the area from Logan Pass to Granite Park Chalet over seven and half miles of open trail. The Loop Trail connects the Loop to Granite Park Chalet; from The Loop it's a steady uphill grind for four miles and 2,200 feet. This day hikes list starts on the west side of Glacier National Park and heads east on Going to the Sun Road.

Lake McDonald Area Trail Map

Logan Pass, St. Mary and Many Glacier Area Trail Map

Two Medicine Area Trail Map

North Fork Area Trail Map