This iconic hike is the most picturesque hike in Glacier National Park. There are multiple ways to complete this hike including making it an out and back or hiking to Granite Park Chalet. We chose to hike this as an out and back, four miles in and four miles out. We parked close to Logan Pass located off of Going-to-the-Sun Road. We advise you to arrive earlier in the morning (~6:30 am) to guarantee a parking spot. If you’re not in a rush, you can arrive later, but expect long wait times for parking.
The Highline Trail follows the Continental Divide and is filled with stunning vistas, wildflowers, and wildlife including big horned sheep, mountain goats, and grizzly bears. If you’re interested in a day out and back hike, a great place to turn around is at Haystack Pass, around 3.6 miles into the hike. Haystack Pass has spectacular panoramic views and it’s a great stop to enjoy your packed lunch. The Highline Trail is a fairly popular hike so expect a fair amount of people.