Adopt a Trail

Wear and tear and the combined contributions of both Mother Nature and Glacier National Park visitors can take a heavy toll on Glacier’s trails. If deteriorating trails are not repaired and maintained on a regular basis, habitat damage and safety concerns can require their closure.

Much work needs to be done on an on-going basis to preserve and maintain trails – clearing of heavy brush, repairing broken walkways, rehabilitating eroded and fire-damaged trails and in some cases, rerouting or rebuilding entire segments. The National Park Service devotes significant monetary and human resources to trail maintenance, but it is not enough.

TRAIL MAP

TRAIL ENDOWMENTS

$200,000 – Golden Eagle Level Endowments
$100,000 – Osprey Level Endowments

SINGLE YEAR TRAIL ADOPTIONS

Golden Eagle Level Trails – $10,000 per year
Osprey Level Trails – $5,000 per year
There will also be a General Adopt a Trail Fund that everyone can contribute to and we will list $100 plus donors with the chosen trail in our newsletter and website annually.

**If, for any reason, trail maintenance is not needed on an adopted trail in a given year or the National Park Service determines there are higher priorities that it must address, the income from a dedicated trail adoption will carry over to the next year.

The trails currently available for adoption at each level are identified below:

GOLDEN EAGLE LEVEL

McDonald Lake Area
Avalanche
Loop-Granite
Sperry Area
Apgar Lookout
Many Glacier Area
Ptarmigan Tunnel
Iceberg Lake
Swiftcurrent Pass
Grinnell Glacier
St. Mary Area
Gunsight Lake and Pass
St. Mary-Red Eagle Lake
Triple Divide Pass
Otokomi Lake
Two Medicine Area
Dawson-Pitamakan
Cobalt Lake
Scenic Point
Firebrand Pass
Cutbank-Triple Divide Pass

OSPREY LEVEL

North Fork Area
Kintla-Boulder
Bowman-Brown
Quartz Lake Loop
Numa Ridge Lookout
Middlefork Area
Nyack/Coal Loop
Scalplock Lookout
Loneman Lookout
Lincoln/Harrison/Park/Ole Trails
Logan Pass Area
Hidden Lake
Highline
Piegan/Siyeh Pass
Belly River Area
Redgap Pass
Ranger Station- Helen Lake
Trailhead-Mokowanis Lake

We hope you will agree that annual funding or endowments for the adoption of a trail in Glacier National Park offers a unique opportunity for you to show your support. Thank you very much for caring about Glacier National Park, for all, forever.