eHike Instruction Page

While we realize there is no substitute for actually lacing up the boots, hitting the trail, smelling the wilds of nature, and working up a sweat to reach your final destination, eHikes (electronic hikes) is a tool that will not only assist you in trip planning, but will hopefully help you reconnect and relive your experiences in Glacier National Park. We also recognize that not everyone is able to reach different destinations in the park, so this provides those individuals with the opportunity to see, and maybe imagine, what a trip into Glacier's wilderness is like.

Within an eHike, whether it is a day hike or a backpacking trip, you will be able to view pictures, videos, 180 to 360 degree panoramas, and listen to the sounds of nature with a click of your mouse.

What you need

  • Windows users - eHikes works well with Internet Explorer.

  • Mac users should have the latest version of Firefox, Safari or Netscape installed.

  • You will need the latest version of Flash Player. Please be sure you have the latest version of this free plug-in installed on your system.

How it works

  • Your screen resolution should be set to at least 1024x768.

  • Click on either the Avalanche Lake or Dawson-Pitamakan eHike link found below to launch the selected eHike. It will launch in a separate window.

User Interface

Take a look at the screen shot of the eHike interface below, and mouse-over different pictures and symbols to familiarize yourself with what each piece does.

As stated earlier, you will need the latest version of the Flash Player plug-in installed. If you do not see a screen capture below, this might be a good time to install the plug-in.


This screenshot is a representation of the interface and the pieces in it, not the actual eHike.  
Links to eHikes
Avalanche Lake