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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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Worth the hike!

We loved every minute of our hike. I hurt my back 2 weeks prior to this trip. I was able to hike slow and steady.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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Hong Kong, China
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

We loved every minute of our hike. I hurt my back 2 weeks prior to this trip. I was able to hike slow and steady.

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Brisbane, Australia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

My wife and I hiked this earlier this month and we loved it.y wife is not much of a hiker but she managed it well with a few breathers on the way up. The lake itself is beautiful with the waterfalls from snow melt coming down the cliff face into the lake. The colour of the water is amazing to... More 

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Illinois
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Trail of the Cedars/Avalanche Lake is a great hike - beautiful and the lake is a great place to relax or have lunch.

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Georgia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
21 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The hike is 2 miles each way to Avalanche Lake.... and WORTH IT! We got caught in a thunderstorm about a mile in and just kept going. What else to do??? Ha! The trails are well-maintained and lovely. There are many stunning sights along the way. But when you arrive at the lake....it takes your breath away. Get out your... More 

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Texas, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

I visited Glacier with my family during the summer in part because my stepmom's daughter was living and working there. Let me tell you, Glacier doesn't have quite the pizazz that Yellowstone (which we visited days earlier) does, but it is awesome. I am a nature lover, and it is one o fthe most bautiful places I have eever seen.... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Go early for less crowds. This is a trail with lots of hikers on it but it is worth the crowds. You hike through so many different types of terrain until you get to this gorgeous glacier blue lake. Do it! Pack a lunch! And don't be afraid to walk to the far side nearest to the waterfalls...away from the... More 

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Winter Springs, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

This was our 1st hike in Glacier National Park and it was a great introduction. It's about 5 miles RT and it includes Trail of the Cedars which is a short boardwalk trail. It's mostly shaded and follows along the rocky shore of a stream for some of the way. When you get to the lake, there are a few... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Somewhat easy afternoon hike to Avalanche Lake, allow time for stops because the trail there is almost as beautiful as the lake. Sign says 2 miles, not sure if that's to the lake or end of the trail. Once at the lake it's a 20 minute walk to the end. Worth the extra effort, photo opt's are amazing.

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Calgary, Canada
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22 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We hiked the 2 miles to the top and it was really worth it. It was early in June and 24 degrees outside and the water falls were outstanding. Great views, and worth every minute of the walk it took to get up here. We only spent a half hour at the top, and we were able to see everything.... More 

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Mountain View, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Sweet that Going to the Sun Road is plowed to Avalanche so early! Great hiking access, stunning scenery!

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

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