Glacier National Park Hikes

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When it comes to Glacier National Park hikes, boomer travelers will discover trails ranging from easy to difficult. Glacier National Park offers some of the most scenic hiking trails that we’ve experienced.

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Glacier National Park Hikes for Boomer Hikers

Discover our favorites easy to moderate hikes in Glacier National Park. These trails are especially good for baby boomer travelers. Don’t forget bear spray!

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Hidden Lake Overlook Trail: Hiking in Glacier National Park

When I hiked the Hidden Lake Overlook Trail, I immediately understood why it’s a must for Glacier National Park visitors. In a dramatic, open setting that can be windy, hikers are surrounded by alpine wildflower gardens, fragile tundra and the sculpted peaks of Montana‘s Northern Rockies. No wonder it’s one of the most popular hiking […]

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Avalanche Lake Trail in Glacier National Park

Hiking Avalanche Lake Trail in Glacier National Park

Are you looking for a moderately easy Glacier National Park hike? Not all boomer travelers are ready for a vigorous backcountry experience in the Montana wilderness. If a moderately easy hike is more your style, Avalanche Lake Trail is for you. This popular Glacier National Park trail is an especially good first hike for boomer […]

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Grinnell Lake in Glacier National Park

A Most Beautiful Hike to Grinnell Lake in Glacier National Park

If you’re looking for an easy day hike in Glacier National Park, look no further than the Grinnell Lake hike. This beautiful 6.8 mile round-trip-trail makes an excellent recovery-day-hike when visiting the Many Glacier area. Basically a walk in the woods (if you choose the south shore option), the trail to Grinnell Lake also passes […]

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Hiking to Bullhead Lake in Glacier National Park

Tips for Hiking to Bullhead Lake in Glacier National Park

If I had to choose one favorite trail in Glacier National Park, hiking to Bullhead Lake would be it. In this boomer traveler’s opinion, you’ll find all the elements for a good hike—alpine scenery, excellent wildlife watching and little elevation gain. When Alan and I experienced hiking to Bullhead Lake with a Road Scholar Glacier […]

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Day Hiking Essentials: What to Wear and Bring on a Short Hike

Are you including day hikes in your next road trip, national park adventure, or cruise excursion? If so, you’re going to need my tips for day hiking essentials. I’m a boomer traveler who still enjoys hiking. Alan, too. We’re convinced that getting out on the trail is one of the best ways to experience a […]

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hiking apps for boomers

The Best Hiking Apps for Boomer Hikers

Updated 07.02.2018. Since June 2015, we’ve been sharing our recommendations for best hiking apps. This is the most recent update that includes eliminating apps that are no longer published plus we introduce you to our latest finds. If you’re an app user who loves to include hiking in your travels,  bookmark this page so that […]

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