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Address: Glacier National Park, MT
Description: Too small for boating, this river provides an excellent place for hiking.

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Beautiful blue, fast running water rushing from the mountains to Lake McDonald. McDonald Creek Platform Deck gives stunning views of the creek and cascades of water rushing by.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Lorraine S
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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83 reviews 83 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Beautiful blue, fast running water rushing from the mountains to Lake McDonald. McDonald Creek Platform Deck gives stunning views of the creek and cascades of water rushing by.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Beautiful, peaceful, easily accessible. A must see. Glacier National Park is the most beautiful place. Visited the second week of May.

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Rochester, Minnesota
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61 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

This trail could easily be missed because it's easy, close and can be missed. Connected to the Lake John loop, it's a perfect 2 hour, easy walk with stunning views of the river and falls. Don't underestimate McDonald Creek trail.

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Mountain View, California
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83 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

OK, this whole area is absolutely beautiful, but the Creek stands out for the sound effects. Most of the time I was struck by the quiet, birds, and rustling breeze through the trees - but here's where Mother Nature clears her throat and lets it fly!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We liked how easy it was to view or get down to off of going to the sun road. Really beautiful and peaceful. Great photo opportunities.

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Athens, Ohio
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

The clear green waters were very powerful and so beautiful! We could have spent hours just watching the water flow by and listening to the soothing roar.

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Foothill Ranch, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

The stunning views of the peaks along McDonald Creek spotlight the effects of glaciers. There is a beautiful valley that was formed by the advancement of a gigantic glacier. It boggles the mind to think the water that is there now, use to be ice.

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West Valley City, Utah
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50 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

On our recent trip to Glacier National Park we stopped at a number of turnouts to view different aspects of the beautiful McDonald Creek. Winding along the valley, it tumbles over rocks and fallen logs, making cascades and waterfalls all along the way. I loved the rich jade colored water. There is rich vegetation and flowers along the road and... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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67 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Be sure to stop at the pull out off Going To The Sun Road just east of The Trail of Cedars for a look at the falls. Beautifully clean stream totally wild. Even in the fall season there is still enough water for a series of short falls. The water is crystal clear with a blue tint. Great photos opportunities... More 

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Lemont, Illinois
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89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This is a pretty fast moving creek, more like a river, than a creek. Some interesting turnoffs and some great photo ops for the picture taking buffs.

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Address: Address: Glacier National Park, MT
Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Glacier National Park

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