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Best hikes near Glacier National Park (photo: Kerry Neils)

Best hikes near Glacier National Park (photo: Kerry Neils)

Glacier National Park has unbelievable hiking, but, in the heart of summer, it can also have unbelievable crowds. Fortunately, the views, wildlife, and mountains don’t stop at the park boundary. Here are five suggestions for hikes near Glacier National Park that are sure to be hit.

Upper Layout Creek in the Pryor Mountains (photo by Zack Porter)

Upper Layout Creek in the Pryor Mountains (photo by Zack Porter)

There’s still snow covering Montana’s high country, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of places to get out on the trail. 

Volunteers on a trail stewardship project in the Centennials (photo by Sam McMain)

Volunteers on a trail stewardship project in the Centennials (photo by Sam McMain)

In response to the high demand for trail stewardship work across Montana, we've expanded our trails program.

On a staff backpacking trip in the Great Burn, Brian in front (photo by Zack Porter)

On a staff backpacking trip in the Great Burn, Brian in front (photo by Zack Porter)

When Brian first arrived at MWA in 2010, the organization had 12 employees working in five offices around the state. Six years later, MWA has grown to 25 staff members in eight field offices.

Heart Lake in the Great Burn Proposed Wilderness (Zack Porter)

Heart Lake in the Great Burn Proposed Wilderness (Zack Porter)

On May 4 and 5, join me and thousands of people who will give local during 24 hours of giving.