|Hike Name:||Glacier National Park - Hidden Lake Trail|
|Trip Date:||August 2, 1990|
|Trip Weather:||Partly Cloudy|
|Trip Winds:||Light to Moderate|
|Trip Temperature:||High: 41-50, Low: 41-50 degrees Fahrenheit|
|Trip Report:||We did this hike with my father who was almost 67 years old, and all of our children, ages 2 to 16. The 2-yr-old rode on my back all the way, but the next youngest, who was not quite 5-yrs-old, walked almost all of it herself. The trail is a boardwalk across the fragile alpine terrain from Logan Pass Visitor Center to the Hidden Lake Overlook, where most tourists stop. Beyond the overlook, it is gravel, with a 700' drop to the shores of the lake.
We encountered mountain goats on the trail right after passing the overlook, and they acted as if they owned the trail (which they probably do!). The trip down took us about an hour (accommodating for some very short little legs), and about 2 hours returning. I was proud of my little troopers for making the whole trip without complaint.