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The Garden Wall is a striking feature that can be experienced in many different ways. Whether you visit from the road or hike to the huge cliff face, you won't be disappointed. Though the high alpine cliff band and the surrounding meadows are dramatic in their own right, the profusion of wildflowers and local flora really make this area stand out. Visit in the mid-late summer months, and you might catch the wildflowers when they are in bloom. There aren't many trees in this special area, and at times the lush meadow carpet will seem to extend endlessly.

While it is a beautiful and enjoyable sight from the comfort of your vehicle on Going-to-the-Sun Road, the best way to experience this incredible gem is to hike though the middle of it. The Highline Trail will lead intrepid visitors through this incredible landscape, bringing you closer to marmots, pika, and the nimble-footed goats and sheep that all graze on the slopes of the Garden Wall. As an added bonus, hikers on the Highline Trail will be able to peek over the edge of the wall down into the Grinell Glacier.

On the Road: While this sight can be overlooked from the car, hiking to the Garden Wall along the Highline Trail is recommended. It's an all day, or even an overnight route, so plan accordingly.

Gem Type: Geologic Feature

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Mikhaila Redovian

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Oct 8, 2021
Tom Herr
Massive ridge above the Highline Trail with small evergreens and grass. It was the end of the season, so all the animals were at lower ground.
Jul 24, 2021
David Eaton
Jul 12, 2021
Casey Dorram
High line trail
Jul 3, 2021
Mai Nguyễn
Highline loop with meetup group
Aug 4, 2020
Andrew W
Jul 28, 2020
Patrick Dwyer
Aug 28, 2019
Trent Caldwell
Aug 15, 2019
Cynthia Fox
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