Glacier National Park Pictures
Loop Trail Photographs

Mt. Gould in Glacier Park

Loop Trail Pictures

The Loop Trail connects the Granite Park Chalet and the Highline Trail to the Going to the Sun Road in Glacier National Park. Shown below are various pictures taken on a hike up (actually, down) the Loop Trail in August of 2004.

As most people know, much of Glacier was burned over during the terrible fire season of 2003. The area the Loop Trail runs through was extensively burned over by the Trapper Creek Fire. As such, what use to be a very thickly forested area is now a stand of dead trees. Yet, despite all the dead trees, due to the quick growth of the ground cover and countless flowers, the Loop Trail is a relatively scenic hike...assuming you can look past the burnt pine trees.

Enjoy Hiking? Then visit our Hiking Gear section for helpful information about the types of gear to take for a hike in Glacier National Park or other mountain areas.

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The Loop Trail Flowers and Burned Trees Flowers Bloom in a Burned Over Meadow on the Loop Trail

Recovering Ground Cover on a Burned Over Mountain The Fire Line Another View of the Fire Line

Flowers Bloom Among Burned Trees Near the Trailhead Pink Flowers on the Loop Trail

Thick Ground Cover Following the Fire


Hiking Gear & Equipment Guide for Glacier National Park

Fleece Jackets : The best way to stay warm in Glacier Park
Hiking Pants : The best type of pants for hiking...period
Rain Jackets : Get the right type of rain gear for Glacier Park

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