Do You Tip Park Rangers?

QUESTION:
I am going to Glacier National Park in Montana by myself for four days in August and will be joining in on two hikes with a Ranger. I am wondering is it customary to tip the Ranger at the end of the hike? Hope you can help me with this!
Thank you,
Andra

Glacier National Park
Glacier National Park, courtesy NPS

ANSWER:

Hi Andra!
Glacier National Park is beautiful! Are you also going to Waterton Lakes National Park? If you do, be sure to reward yourself with a cup of tea at the Price of Wales Hotel overlooking one of the most breathtaking views I’ve seen anywhere.

Tipping U.S. Park Rangers after a guided tour is not customary. They are government employees and their job is to lead people on hikes and tours around the most beautiful places in the U.S.! 🙂

If you go on any tours guided by a private tour company, then a tip would be expected.

Happy trails!
Hiking Lady

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