Hidden lake trail at Logan pass is a popular trail that starts just behind the visitor center.
This hike can be very busy with lots of hikers depending what time of year you go, and the overlook can be quite crowded but a great hike non the less. Parking at Logan pass can also be an issue and there will be times when there is simply nowhere to park.
The trail starts out paved and turns into a boardwalk that runs for about half a mile, before giving way to a dirt trail.
Expect to cross some snow fields and the amount of snow will vary depending on the time of year, but even through the summer months there is usually snow. Along the trail you will have beautiful views of lake as well as Gunsight Mountain and Sperry Glacier in the distance.
At about a mile in you will cross the Continental divide and encounter two small ponds, and at about 1.3 miles you will arrive at hidden lake overlook.
On most hikes at the overlook you will be greeted by very friendly mountain goats that will pose for pictures and selfies (see photos).
If you continue past the overlook and down towards the lake, you will have views of Mt. Brown, Mt. Stanton, and the Lake McDonald valley towards the west.
The hike one-way to the lake is just under 3 miles and you’ll have the choice of just going to the overlook or all the way to the lake.
Either option is a great hike with spectacular scenery.