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McDonald Creek

Glacier National Park, MT
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Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Owner description: Too small for boating, this river provides an excellent place for hiking.
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Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Owner description: Too small for boating, this river provides an excellent place for hiking.
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Foothill Ranch, California
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203 reviews 203 reviews
118 attraction reviews
306 helpful votes 306 helpful votes
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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85 reviews 85 reviews
45 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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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239 reviews 239 reviews
67 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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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43 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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red oak, ia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This is a beautiful creek, be sure to pull into the overlooks to get a good view. There are many little rapids all along. You can also rent a boat in agar village and go on lake McDonald or enjoy the calm part of the creek.

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Puyallup, WA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Very nice place to stop as the creek has a series of waterfalls before it enters the lake. Good size parking lot but no sign as you come form the east. Have a navigator.

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Bengaluru
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438 reviews 438 reviews
283 attraction reviews
278 helpful votes 278 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We just drove to this beautiful creek and spent sometime playing and enjoying water. The water is very clean and crystal clear and lots of places to get into the water. The creek amidst lustrous green surroundings is awesome. The water was flowing gently amidst rocks and trees and the beautiful weather added to the beauty of the creek and... More 

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Texas
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168 reviews 168 reviews
63 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

In the spring the creek is usually wild and at flood stage from the snow melt. Summer the creek is average and flowing nicely, and in fall there is even less water in the creek. You can take a nice hike along the creek and see the creek from overlooks, easy hike from the parking area.

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Iowa City, Iowa, United States
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78 reviews 78 reviews
61 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

Easy walk from parking area especially if its later in the day it's not do crowded. Waterfall is beautiful, creek is pretty blue, and you can see dippers, the birds, darting in and out all around! Great place to cool your toes.

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Titusville
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776 attraction reviews
913 helpful votes 913 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

This is easy access from road and once at the bridge you have a great view of the cascading water flowing under the bridge. You can carefully walk down below the bridge and get some nice pictures of the cascades under it. Limited parking. Hint: Look down from the road to the blue pool and you will be amazed at... More 

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