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

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My family and I had a very interesting hike to Avalanche Lake today. The parking lots were near capacity and trails were very busy. Rangers were directing traffic and very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

My family and I had a very interesting hike to Avalanche Lake today. The parking lots were near capacity and trails were very busy. Rangers were directing traffic and very helpful. The scenery is stunning with fast water cascading through a gorge and huge cedar trees. The trail is well worn and easy to navigate particularly in dry weather. The... More 

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Ramsey, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Very nice hike with a great view of the raging river along the way. I love a hike where you get a great view the whole hike instead of working towards a summit for the only payoff.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This hike begins at the Cedar walk trail head about 30 minutes along Going to the Sun Road from the west entrance to Glacier National Park. There is a $25 entrance fee to the park that allows you unlimited access for a week. The road itself is quite scenic, with Lake McDonald on the left and then a nice river... More 

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Enid, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We went on this hike at 9 am. I am sure glad we went fairly early as late in the day would have been too warm. TAKE WATER. There is only a pit toilet near the top of the trail. No other services. If you go early, you can find parking a lot easier. They said that you would go... More 

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St. Louis
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

A very beautiful and not overly strenuous hike to a mountain lake. Plenty of wonderful photo opportunities.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I enjoyed this hike. It has rained the night before so we were told that it would be very muddy but it was too bad. The river was raging though and the lake at the top was beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

There is a lovely walk on a boardwalk (less than a mile and flat). It ,ages a loop thru an old growth forest. Well worth a stop.

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Mount Pleasant, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

One day we intended to do a hike from Logan Pass but we couldn't do so because the weather was absolutely terrible - cloudy, windy, cold. So we continued driving to the west side of the park. Fortunately we found the Trail of Cedars and the Avalanche Lake Trail that continues off it. The weather was better here than at... More 

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Buffalo, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The trail to this lake starts out on the Trail of Cedars - you will find this part of the hike very easy as it is a flat and accessible trail. About halfway along the Trail of Cedars, you will find the trail to Avalanche Lake (well marked), and can follow it to Avalanche Lake. It is the most beautiful... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

You begin in the forest and then near the Avalanche Creek very quickly into the hike. Truly beautiful, powerful, turquoise. You follow up the creek until you hit the lake. And you see three waterfalls that are melting from the mountain above down into the lake that feeds the creek. It was different than the other hikes we took in... More 

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

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