Glacier View Mountain trails offer a number of options. You can hike in and out from one trailhead, drop a car off at one trailhead and hike back from another, or even do a loop around the south side of the mountain.
The easiest route up Glacier View Mountain is via trail # 381 from the west off Forest Service Road 317. The trailhead is 1/4 mile north of the junction of Forest Service Roads 316 and 317 and is easy to miss. There is no parking lot, just a sign (which is often broken off at the base) and a narrow gap between the trees alongside the road. The trail starts across an area burned in the 2001 Moose Fire and stays in open country the whole way up. The route ascends via dozens of steady switchbacks to the notch between Demmer's Ridge where it joins up with the Demmer's Ridge trail # 266 to ascend Glacier View Mountain from the north side.
Demmer's Ridge trail # 266 is the route from the north, starting at the North Fork Road and ending near the Camas Bridge. The north trailhead for Demmer's Ridge starts in an old gravel pit that doubles as a trailhead parking lot then ascends via switchbacks up to the top of the ridge. The area has been reseeded by thick stands of lodgepole pine after the 2001 Moose Fire and as growing conditions get tougher as one ascends the ridge, the trees get shorter. About 2/3 of the way up the ridge downed trees from the Moose Fire cross the trail, slowing down hiking progress. We counted 380 downed trees crossing the trail to the very top of the ridge. Once one reaches the top of the ridge, the trail turns south and ascends multiple ridge humps. A trail register is located in a red coffee can along the middle of the ridge. It looks like the trail currently gets a few groups of hikers every week. After traversing south along the top of the ridge, the trail curves around the south side of the ridge into the notch between Glacier View Mountain and Demmer's Ridge, joining up with trail # 266 on the southwest side of the ridge.
Once trails # 266 and 381 join up on the southwest side of Demmer's Ridge, the trail heads due south through the notch, then winds up the north then west sides of Glacier View Mountain. Some of the steepest parts of the trail are here, but rest assured, you are near the top.
At the top of Glacier View Mountain, veiws in every direction are impressive. To the northeast, the North Fork Valley and the Livingstone Range are presented, along with Huckleberry Mountain immediately to the south. To the south is the Flathead Valley with views of Flathead Lake. To the west is the Whitefish Range.
The trail accessing Glacier View Mountain from the east starts across the road from a small parking area just north of the Camas Entrance turnoff. The trail ascends the ridge jutting out east from the mountain and is shorter than the other two routes to the top