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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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Postcard quality pictures of the gorge & lake.

Popular destination for many visitors. The gorge has great photo opportunities (one of the postcards for the park) and provides a shady walk. The lake is worth the hike (& the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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65 reviews 65 reviews
39 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Popular destination for many visitors. The gorge has great photo opportunities (one of the postcards for the park) and provides a shady walk. The lake is worth the hike (& the other tourists). Beautiful views of a crystal clear lake w/submerged timber from years of avalanches. Some bear activity - saw several cubs across the lake & saw scat near... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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24 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We really enjoyed this hike. In Mid May flowers were blooming at the end of the trail. No snow this year. It took us 3 hours round trip. Don't stop when you finally reach Avalanche Lake. There is a trail that goes around the lake to the other side of the lake and view from there is gorgeous, too. Just... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 via mobile

The hike up to Avalanche Lake is a good one. It's a really nice trail that just about anyone could do. I saw young children completely this hike, ran into a group of women in their early 70's, and saw a couple that must have been pushing 85 on the trail... All walks of life. There are some great views,... More 

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Veguita,NM
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This was a moderate hike along Avalanche Creek and through the forest. The pay off is the lake itself, breathtaking! The glory of the Creator in full display. Nice hike for families.

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Coarsegold, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 via mobile

This hike was beautiful and great for beginners (about 6 miles round trip). We had lunch when we arrived and enjoyed the view. We saw a mountain goat on the mountain ledge. You might consider bringing binoculars. The gorge full of rushing clear water was gorgeous about half way in to the hike.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This is a beautiful lake, and the hike to get there should be doable for the average person, no matter how fit they are. Not too strenuous or overwhelming, but very pretty and worth it.

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Edenton, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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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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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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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10 helpful votes 10 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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