The Day Hikes of Glacier National Park Map Guide was designed to simply answer the question, “Where should we hike today?” These maps take the wonderful intuitiveness and visualization from a beautiful topographical map that Jake built from the ground up and couple it with short descriptions of all 88 day hikes that you’d get from a book to get you a sense of the trail. The magic happens with Jake’s ranking of the trails using his expertise of comparing all of them to help answer the question, “Should we hike trail A or trail B?”
To answer the question of “How hard is this trail?”, this map uses a slightly different approach. Instead of using the very subjective easy/moderate/difficult, the descriptions are grouped by distance. A brief look at the elevation change, description, and color-coded trails let you know if it is something you want to tackle. Trail steepness is calculated as level (green), moderate incline (yellow), and steep (red), so you can quickly see if the elevation change is spread out over a hike or all in one spot.
This waterproof map guide can be easily thrown into your backpack. You won’t have to spend time wondering if the trail is one you should hike, you can easily choose and go.
Map features are:
- 88 day hikes ranked by Jake recommendations
- Color coded trail segments indicate trail steepness (See product photos. If the trail is green, it’s level. If the trail is yellow, it’s got some incline. If it’s red, it’s just plain steep.)
- Descriptions give you a sense of the hike
- Distances labeled between junctions and/or features
- Family friendly, early season, and accessible hikes labeled
- All 234 summits and high points recognized by the Glacier Mountaineering Society displayed
- Campsite codes for all of Glacier’s backcountry campsites
- Topographic lines help determine elevation change
- Printed on recyclable, synthetic paper to be waterproof and tear resistant
- Map folds out to 39″ x 26″
Beth Angermeier (verified owner) –
An excellent resource for any visitor to Glacier National Park, focusing on day hikes. This helpful tool will assist you in selecting just the right hike for you and yours. Thanks, Jake!
Sally Estes –
I LOVE this trail guide. Not only is it an awesome map – WAY better than the park service handout, it also has SO much useful information in one handy place. Like, did you know there is a side trail off the Highline where you can look over the Garden Wall into the Many Glacier Area and see Grinnell Glacier from above?? I can’t wait to do this hike when I’m there this summer. Thank you for such a wonderful planning tool!
Jeff and Heather Wagner –
Love this guide! My husband had watched Jake’s hikes on YouTube about a 100 times, so we knew we wanted the map! Information is concise and informative! The material it is made of repels water, so you can wipe it off if it gets wet!
We love Glacier and are tracking the dates we complete the hikes on this map! It is very special to us and we know it will last forever!!! If you do not have this map and you are visiting Glacier we highly suggest purchasing it!
Great Job Jake!!!
Roger Chesser (verified owner) –
A must have “get before you go” planning tool. A high quality topo map that lays out the geographical location of the trail heads with all the trail information. This map really makes planning your trip an enjoyable experience.
This is a great map. I love all the information on the back – descriptions, elevation changes, distances, what you can expect to see.
Curt Young (verified owner) –
Another great resource of information. Why guess if the trail is right for you when you have this handy map. Along with the videos you can cover even the hardest trails.
Sheila Ham McCormick (verified owner) –
Great map and guide for Glacier get always. Love that the trails are rated. I’ve given this to each of my children.
This map/guide is a must when planning your GNP trip!
alex (verified owner) –
Very handy I love it. When I open this up I get the same feeling as I did as a kid, looking over the Disneyland map:)
Only working issue is that a few mileage notations are blocked by other icons.
Jennifer and Warren Drew –
Love this map. Everything we need! Thank you so much!!!
Debra Reeves –
I LOVE Jake’s guide! It is accurate and has great information on it. Thanks, Jake!
Loren Pinski –
This is a great map. Bought it last year and used it to hike several trails. I have had it out several times this winter planning my summer hikes.
Attila K. (verified owner) –
A durable and great guide. I had this on my last trip to Glacier and Jake’s unique insight really enhanced the trip. Also his YouTube videos are great(You will never wonder what bird you are seeing in the park cause Jakes seen em all ).
Mike Wellington (verified owner) –
I bought this map when if first came out in preparation for my families 10 day trip to Glacier. I love it. It is packed with information. Jake tells it like it is and it was great to see an honest opinion about the hikes. I use it now as a wall hanging in my office that I will look at to remember my trip and plan my next one. A must have map if you are heading to Glacier!
Megan (verified owner) –
I am thoroughly impressed. This map is detailed (just as good, if not better than NatGeo), easy to read, and durable. I can’t stop pouring over it while planning my trip. Thanks!
Jeff Rogers – Canyon, TX (verified owner) –
Just received my map and I must say this is map was generated with the hiker in mind. No guessing how far or how steep–this map has trails color-coded by steepness, as well as distances labeled. The added trail descriptions are a nice touch. Although I have many maps of Glacier NP, this is now the ‘go-to’ map for trip planning.
If you are looking for a great map for day hikes or backcountry trips–consider this one.
Great resource for finding hikes to do. We used it extensively! Describes each hike in distance, elevation gain, what you will/might see, and how to find the trailhead. Don’t do Glacier without it!
Marc Meltzer (verified owner) –
A thoughtful presentation of the many hikes available in Glacier Park. Jake’s unique approach to map making clearly outlines features of interest to anyone looking to explore Glacier. Particular attention is paid to best match hikers with hikes so that expectations and abilities are in sync. An excellent resource – highly recommended.
Beverly Stott (verified owner) –
Loved this guide- good details about the hikes. Really like the elevation gain! We used this guide exclusively when we traveled to Glacier last year(August 2015). We bought the Going to Sun Road guide as well. The guide gives distance, elevation gains and ratings so that you can make an educated decision about whether the hikes are within your limitationsThis year we are headed to Yellowstone and have already purchased the Yellowstone Guide.
Rats 52 (verified owner) –
I picked up My Gal ,2014 ,in Billings to do Glacier National Park . Yellowstone , and Rocky Mountain National Park ,too ….
.We , being “newbies” to the mountains , were at a loss for a plan for Hikes . Bought this Map and that Map , and not really satisfied with their results , ?? Then toward the end of our first time at Glacier , We found Jakes Maps ,
They turned out to be a “No Brainer” a GREAT FIND , Jake has done what all of us would love to have the time to do ?, and Has Done it RIGHT ? If You want to know what’s going on , Where and how , He’s got The Map …. Great ratings , and Evaluations of every trail . We found no other maps that even come close .
We are preparing for our 3rd return to Glacier this September , and are studying Jakes Maps ,
As we love to do in anticipation of returning to our Favorite National Park , Glacier , even a little like the Map Master , We Married after the first visit to Glacier , and as he always says , the trail awaits, Even if Your in Your 60s , Grab his Map And ENJOY .?
Sue C (verified owner) –
I always check Jake’s guide to Glacier before hiking. It is full of useable, accurate information. I recommend it for planning your adventures on Glacier!
Mary Schnebly –
I highly recommend you pick up Jake’s maps before your head out on your next hike! They are an indispensable resource for making the most of your time and adventure!
Mike (verified owner) –
Great Map! Jake is really good with getting back to you if you have questions on anything in the park!
Felicia (verified owner) –
Placed my order late Thursday night and received the map on Monday (on the east coast), super fast response time. Thanks Jake! This is really helping us plan our first trip to GNP. Can’t wait to step out on the trail.
David Johannes –
Great map. Guidance is spot on and nice to have an insiders view. Would highly recommend it. The combo pack that includes the going to the sun ROAD tips is worth the extra as well. Glacier is truly one of the top parks in the US. Looking forward to a more time there.
Carolyn Belknap (verified owner) –
We are planning a return to Glacier NP for the first time in 20 years. This time we’re looking for day hikes… I couldn’t be more pleased with this map, especially when compared to the map and guidebook we bought 20 years ago. Very easy to find hikes that look perfect for us!
Glacier is my favorite place in this world and Jake’s guide just keeps enhancing my experiences there! I love to explore new areas and thee is no better way to do so than with Jake’s guide. I find a nice base camp and use this guide to plan my daily hikes. I like the way they are broken down by location, distance and difficulty which enables me to maximize each day. I know if I do a long strenuous hike one day then I can follow it up the next day with one or two easy ones. My goal is to eventually be like Jake and hike every trail, although not in one summer 😉 I’ve been using a yellow highlighter to mark the hikes I’ve done on Jake’s Order of Hikes, and so far I’ve done half of the the top 20. I need to get to Glacier more often! If you are planning on Day Hiking in Glacier then this is will be the best investment you can make.
My husband and I visited Glacier National Park in both 2016 and 2017. I had ordered the Day Hikes map guide on GNP and it was absolutely the best resource for planning our visit. We are in our 60’s and have recently taken up hiking in various locations and I wish Jake would do more guides in the US ! I also have recently ordered the guide maps for Yellowstone, the Grand Tetons and Zion National Park which we will be visiting the next couple of years. The product is very thorough and we can easily plan the hikes, knowing what to expect and helping us plan the best hike for what we will accomplish each day. The durability of the product is remarkable, having lasted through 2 separate vacations. Thanks, Jake for such a great product.
Caitlin Johnson (verified owner) –
This is the only hiking resource you need for Glacier NP. I’ve always lugged a falcon guide around with me but the maps were never very accurate and it was hard to get a sense of where things were. Once I found Jake’s map I haven’t used any other guidebook. His descriptions of hikes are dead on and the back side of the map breaking them down by distance is incredibly helpful for planning a few days worth of hikes. But the real star here is the color coded elevation gain. Wow, I wish every map had this! Yes, I can read topo maps but this is just so effortless. I like studying the map and knowing exactly how many real lung busters are in my future. Is it a slow upward slog the whole day or is it short bursts of effort? With a quick glance I know. And while I’m primarily a dayhiker this map has shown me how many great backcountry sites there are and backpacking in Glacier is on my short term goal list. For such a low price it would be silly not to get one. I’ve actually started giving them as gifts to fellow hikers. And I find myself wanting to explore more parks that Jake has made maps of just because I want to make use of all of them.
Becky Henn (verified owner) –
This by far, is the best hiking reference map of Glacier. Well made, waterproof and easy to follow. I wish it came in a smaller size also to hang on my wall, because it’s just a work of art! Thank you Jake for all your inspiring videos and maps!
Martin (verified owner) –
To plan your hikes, Jake’s maps are the first ones to buy and likely the only maps you will need. Very well constructed, as well.
Brian Newman (verified owner) –
If you get a chance to meet Jake you will understand why his maps are truly 100%. His love for the outdoors and his commitment to providing a great product is unmatched. I’m extremely proud to have his maps in all our adventure rigs. Thanks Jake for providing a great map.
Sara Becker (verified owner) –
This past summer my family and I used your maps for hiking in Glacier, Yellowstone and the Tetons. We also purchased the Going-to-the-Sun driving map for Glacier. As a family of two boys ages 10 and 7, they were great resources! All we had to do was look at what hikes Jake liked that were under 5 miles, and hit the trail (and we also did some of the longer ones, just turning around after a mile or so (i.e. Glacier’s Highline Trail from both ends). I think your maps are a MUST for families traveling together. One day in Glacier the weather was bad and we ended up still able to do about 8 miles (two 4+ mile hikes with kids). These maps are great for both experienced hikers looking for long hikes and for families looking for something shorter.
Jessie K. –
Amazing map. I’ll be recommending this to anyone who is heading to Glacier. Keep making these maps Jake. Please consider making them for Banff and Jasper next.
Jake’s trail map was so helpful in GNP! It was sold in the park stores and came recommended by more than one ranger when discussing portable trail guides. That is high praise in my book. I bought the one for Yellowstone as well and it’s equally great. Highly recommend!
Kassie (verified owner) –
It really felt like Jake was a helpful friend guiding us along our trip. This map was so thoughtfully made, and I really appreciated the ranking system.
Mike D –
Map reading made easy! This is so very thoughtfully made out and easy to read, a must have for everyone at any skill level. I’ve hiked many of these trails and Jake’s descriptions are very accurate. I use this any time I plan a hiking trip into Glacier
Mary Christ –
Your maps are the best ever. Please, please work on maps for the Cascades and Banff.