Bearhat Mountain

Elevation (feet): 8,684
Elevation (meters): 2,647
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Central Montana Rockies
State: Montana
Latitude: 48.666931
Longitude: -113.763771
Difficulty: Scramble
Best months for climbing: Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Year first climbed: 1923
First successful climber(s): Norman Clyde
Nearest major airport: Kalispell, MT
Convenient Center: West Glacier, MT

Thanks to Fred Spicker for adding this peak.

Bearhat Mountain rises majestically above Hidden Lake a short distance from Logan Pass in Glacier National Park. It is an easy one day climb from the pass and as J. Gordon Edwards says in A Climber's Guide to Glacier National Park: "Views from this peak are among the most interesting in the park. In every direction there are jagged walls and pinnacles, splendid cliffs, and densely wooded valleys.

Careful route finding is required to keep the East Face Route a scramble. The highest point is at the southwest end of the mountain, but many climbers choose to stop at the north summit.

Please refer to A Climber's Guide to Glacier National Park by J. Gordon Edwards for information regarding the special dangers of climbing in this area before attempting this peak.

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 4 trip reports for Bearhat Mountain.

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  • Log #21296 - by Damon on June 01, 2008
    Not an easy climb--excellent view from the top. You have to hike a few miles to get to the base. Best way is from the south side, there is not really a trail
  • Log #8613 - by Jeff Vick on Mar 31, 2004
    This is a spectacular peak with stunning views in all directions! Used the east face route and had no trouble finding class 3 and 4 rock. Caution this is Grizzly heaven. A great exstended trip is to...
  • Log #8614 - by Henry Wheat on Nov 06, 2003
    This was my very first Glacier Park peak - the rock took some getting used to, but the view from the top was breathtaking.
  • Log #8615 - by Michael Jake on Aug 22, 2001
    After Driving 16 hours straight from Colorado Springs, and anxious to climb something, I woke my Friend Evan up at 3:45 am in Whitefish. I bribed him with breakfast, then we headed straight for GNP....