Hiking the Highline Trail at Glacier National Park

I've rarely experienced the cornucopia of gorgeous environments that I did at Glacier National Park. Earlier this day, I gazed at steam rising from Lake McDonald and walked through a forest of cedars. And then the afternoon saw me join a ranger-led hike on the Highline Trail, a narrow path far above the Going to the Sun Road offering amazing views of rocky mountain peaks... and steep dropoffs for unwary hikers!

Speaking of ranger-led hikes, Glacier National Park features an impressive array of ranger-led programs. They're a great way to learn about the history and environment of the area. And they provide strength in numbers and the protection of a ranger packing bear spray, if you're worried about that kind of thing! cheeky

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Park Ranger Describes Geology on the Highline Trail at Glacier National Park.jpg

Park Ranger Describes Geology on the Highline Trail at Glacier National Park
Ranger-led hikes are a great way to learn about the history, environment, and geology of a national park.

Highline Trail at Glacier National Park.jpg

Highline Trail at Glacier National Park
The Highline Trail offers astounding mountain views.

Highline Trail with Hand Cable at Glacier National Park.jpg

Highline Trail with Hand Cable at Glacier National Park
A hand cable at this section of the Highline Trail aids hikers in keeping balance.