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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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Breathtaking

Beautiful hike along the gorge and awesome breathtaking views when you arrive at Avalanche Lake. Blue sparkling waters.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Edenton, North Carolina
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Edenton, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Beautiful hike along the gorge and awesome breathtaking views when you arrive at Avalanche Lake. Blue sparkling waters.

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Chester, Idaho
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

This groomed trail is a MUST for travelers in the area. The information on identifying trees, the color of the glacial waters cascading over the falls, the moss dangling from the tree branches as we had never before seen, and the feeling that you are the only person in the world---though others were not far away--made this a memory for... More 

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Yokohama, Japan
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38 attraction reviews
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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
8 helpful votes 8 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
23 helpful votes 23 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
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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