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Avalanche Lake

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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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Beautiful and Peaceful

I'm not a seasoned hiker at all so I was a little worried about which trails would be accessible to an amateur like me. The trail to Avalanche lake was excellent! Beautiful and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 12, 2015
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Yokohama, Japan
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Yokohama, Japan
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87 reviews 87 reviews
36 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I'm not a seasoned hiker at all so I was a little worried about which trails would be accessible to an amateur like me. The trail to Avalanche lake was excellent! Beautiful and serene, the trail followed a river all the way to Avalanche lake. The lake was absolutely breathtaking with cascades flowing from the melting glaciers. Definitely worth the... More 

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Brooklyn, NY
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

For me, this stands as one of the most powerful experiences I have had while hiking. I strongly recommend getting on the trail late in the evening, I think we started around 5pm in July, so we had the light and a tiny crowd. When you come off the trail, the scenery is like nothing else. This is definitely one... More 

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Phillipburg
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

The uphill hike to the lake can be crowded so get there early as parking can be difficult. The hike is great for most ages as kids and older folks can do it. The lake is a beautiful reward for your efforts. Bring your fly rod. I caught 7 fish in less than hour. Overall a must hike if you... More 

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Melbourne, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

The hike is moderate as it goes mostly uphill on your way out and then down as you return. Pack a nice lunch and enjoy it next to the lake.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

This trail is very crowded but as with most attractions at Glacier National Park, completely worth the trip.

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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

This trail is moderately strenuous and about 5 miles round trip. It is a beautiful hike and totally worth the effort. Lots of photo opportunities along the hike.

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Middlesex, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Our visit was characterized by a large Elk(?) followed our party very closely. The wife was a bit concerned but I told her not to worry, it was just a deer. When she pointed out the animal was quite a bit larger than a deer, I then determined it must be an Elk. The elk was literally following at a... More 

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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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69 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

took this trail since the go to the sun road was partially closed. My wife was afraid about a potential bear encounter or to be alone on the trail. None of the above. No bears and plenty of people on the trail. It took us 75 minutes to get to the lake (uphill) and 55min to go back. My wife... More 

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Delaware
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

It was our first time visiting Glacier National Park and this was our first hike. We actually stumbled upon it after following the Trail of the Cedars and seeing a trail marker up a hill. On a whim, I convinced my girlfriend to join me on the Avalanche Lake hike. A lot of ups and downs, a beautiful stream/waterfall system... More 

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Mansfield, Missouri
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51 reviews 51 reviews
18 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Parking and trails are best early in the day- take a snack and enjoy a picnic dub do take the trail to the "far end" of the lake. Is nice to have a pit toilet handy- the lake is a lovely spot and the hike pretty darn easy.

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