Consequently, we looked for the easy hikes in Glacier National Park, those with elevation changes of 300 feet or less. We found some great ones. More easy hikes are listed at 10 Short, Easy Hikes in Glacier National Park.
Grinnell Lake - Many Glacier area, 3.0 miles, 220 feet elevation change
|Grinnell Glacier overlooking Grinnel Lake|
|Top: 1910 photo of Grinnell Glacier|
Bottom: 2008 photo of the same location
Because of global warming, only 24 glaciers remain in Glacier National Park. Sadly, scientists predict that all will be gone by the year 2030.
Aster Falls and Twin Falls - Two Medicine area, approximately 7 miles, 320 feet elevation change
Hidden Lake Overlook - from Logan's Peak, 2.7 miles, 540 feet elevation change
Note: This was the steepest trail we took, but it was worth it! We saw seven mountain goats along the way.