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Address: , Glacier National Park, MT
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Activities: Hiking, Viewing wildlife
Description: A popular hiking area within Glacier National Park.

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Tranquil and Quiet Beauty

Every one of these lakes are beautiful. I love the quietness and tranquility they offer and the water is crystal clear. Being from the east coast, you just don't see this back... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Every one of these lakes are beautiful. I love the quietness and tranquility they offer and the water is crystal clear. Being from the east coast, you just don't see this back east.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This is a relatively easy walk in Glacier National Park to an amazing stone beach/lakefront. Nice to stop for a picnic or a swim. The view of the lake with the mountains is stunning. Recommend this to people who want an easier walk to build up their fitness level before tackling some of the challenging walks in the national park.

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Wilmette, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Tree lined walk most of the way to Avalanche Lake Beautiful small waterfall, and very peaceful. The smoke from neighboring states fires obscured the views of the lake and waterfalls, but on a clear day I think the views should be spectacular. It is a long hike, but not to strenuous.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Nice hike. We went on the daily ranger led hike at 9:00 AM. Rainy but still beautiful. Saw a black bear when we got up to the lake. There are pit toilets at the lake.

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Coeur d'Alene, ID
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Super end to a good hike with kids. Takes 2.2 miles...up hill a bit but nothing kids can't handle. They rode on our shoulders for about a mile of it. They loved the lake and so did we!

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Moderately strenuous hike of 4 miles (RT) from the westside of GTTSR. Small river and falls alongside.Excellent trail.

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Stillwater, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

The hike up to the lake with young kids was tough but do-able. The reward at the end was amazing! We packed a lunch and had little candies for the walk up which I would recommend. The hike down was a breeze.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We hiked this with young kids and while the hike there was tiring in places, it was fairly easy and so worth it. We found a quiet spot at the lake and ate our lunch. Wow!!! It is hands down the most beautiful thing I have ever seen.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I really enjoyed this hike, as well as the payoff at the end with the very scenic, and picturesque Avalanche Lake. The hike itself is easy to moderate, maybe 2 miles to the Lake and 2 back, but also be prepared for some additional hiking around the lake as well. There are many picture opportunities along the way, but Avalanche... More 

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Centennial, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Wow! Great hike! Exhilarating! Not an easy hike but moderate. Waterfalls along the way, tons of foliage and yes, a bear! Coming back down the trail which is heavily traveled heard a crack and looked over to see an adolescent black bear foraging. He didn't mind us. We moved on quickly and told others. Take your bear spray and have... More 

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