Day Hikes of Glacier National Park Map Guide

4.96 out of 5 based on 25 customer ratings
(25 customer reviews)

$11.95

Updated 2016!

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?”

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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 and early season hikes labeled
  • Topographic lines help determine elevation change
  • All 234 summits and high points recognized by the Glacier Mountaineering Society displayed
  • Printed on recyclable, synthetic paper to be waterproof and tear resistant
  • Map folds out to 39″ x 26″

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25 reviews for Day Hikes of Glacier National Park Map Guide

  1. 5 out of 5

    (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!

  2. 5 out of 5

    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!

  3. 5 out of 5

    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!!!

  4. 5 out of 5

    (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.

  5. 5 out of 5

    This is a great map. I love all the information on the back – descriptions, elevation changes, distances, what you can expect to see.

  6. 5 out of 5

    (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.

  7. 5 out of 5

    (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.

  8. 5 out of 5

    This map/guide is a must when planning your GNP trip!

  9. 4 out of 5

    (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.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Love this map. Everything we need! Thank you so much!!!

  11. 5 out of 5

    I LOVE Jake’s guide! It is accurate and has great information on it. Thanks, Jake!

  12. 5 out of 5

    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.

  13. 5 out of 5

    (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 ).

  14. 5 out of 5

    (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!

  15. 5 out of 5

    (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!

  16. 5 out of 5

    (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.

  17. 5 out of 5

    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!

  18. 5 out of 5

    (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.

  19. 5 out of 5

    (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.

  20. 5 out of 5

    (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 .?

  21. 5 out of 5

    (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!

  22. 5 out of 5

    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!

  23. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Great Map! Jake is really good with getting back to you if you have questions on anything in the park!

  24. 5 out of 5

    (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.

  25. 5 out of 5

    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.

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