The trail for Hidden Lake Overlook starts near the visitor center at Logan’s Pass in Glacier National Park. At this time of year there is usually a fair bit of snow, so footwear with extra traction is a good idea. We went up in snow shoes, but you can usually get by with just Yak Tracks. The trail is only 2.7 miles round trip, and the elevation gain is 540 feet, making it one of the easier hikes in the park. The views are breathtaking because your starting elevation is so high. All around, it’s the best bang for your buck so-to-speak if you’re looking for a shorter hike.
I love doing this hike early in the season before it gets crowded. The views seem grander when it’s still covered in snow.
Here we are at the overlook, and Hidden Lake is still completely frozen. Even though everything still appears to be frozen tundra, signs of life are beginning to appear. In a couple of weeks the Glacier Lilies will start blooming, we saw little buds poking up out of the snow.
The marmots were out, and posing for the camera.
Having a little too much fun to be serious for the camera. It’s been great to get into the mountains more regularly again. We’re headed to Canada soon to do some hiking in Waterton and Crowsnest Pass. So, needless to say, I’m super excited!
There were a few brave flowers that dared to bloom through the snow.
Instead of heading back on the trail, we took an alternate ridge walk for part of the way back. It’s amazing how much more you can see just by gaining a little extra elevation!
The last few photos are a few views from Going to the Sun Road. The drive is always spectacular, and even more so when I haven’t been in a while.
Have a great weekend!