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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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Loved this hike!

We took the North Macdonald Lake Road and hiked the Macdonald creek trail. We parked just past the little bridge on the right and it said Johns Lake Trail so we were confused... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Del Rio, Texas
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Del Rio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We took the North Macdonald Lake Road and hiked the Macdonald creek trail. We parked just past the little bridge on the right and it said Johns Lake Trail so we were confused. Just head into the woods and stay to the right-you can hear the creek. The horse trail goes through the woods and then over to the creek.... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We have been to the park 3 times now. Twice in June and the falls and creeks are more spectacular than in July. But in July, Logan pass hikes are open. Both times of the year have their advantages. The creek and falls at McDonald are my happy place, second only to the view from highland trail.

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Durango
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We did a little hike on John's Lake and then did the McDonald Creek trail. The trail is easy and beautiful! lots of places to get really close to the creek and take some awesome pics. so refreshing and beautiful!

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Loved the flow of the creek and color of the water. Spend some time on the creek and wade through the water. Pleasures of life!

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This beautiful "creek" (looks like a river where I come from) runs into Lake McDonald. At certain points in the creek there are crystal clear pools of turquoise water - looks Caribbean not Glacial! Beautiful - great place to see wildlife too... we saw deer swim across the creek and walk around in front of us, also saw a baby... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Lovely creek in sensational setting. Beautiful colored rocks on the bottom so need water shoes. Also being a glacial lake it is very cold- but so refreshing- on a hot hot late June day. View and access to stunning Lake Mc Donald from the creek

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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

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