Glacier North Circle, Montana

Glacier North Circle in Glacier National Park is one of our top 10 hikes in the world.

Bear Grass by paribus
Bear Grass by paribus

Our recommended route connects to Waterton National Park across the border with Canada.

yellow marks the Highline Trail / Ptarmigan Tunnel, North Circle red arrows point to our recommended campgrounds

backpackers-review has a variation:

  • 52 miles
  • 6 days
  • entirely within the USA

They started near the Many Glacier Ranger Station where they picked up the required wilderness permit.

It’s highly likely you’ll see bears on this adventure.

Click through for an excellent, detailed trip report:


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