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Iceberg Lake

Glacier National Park, MT
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Type: Bodies of Water
Owner description: This spectacular lake, bordered on three sides by mountains and located 1,000 feet above the trailhead, has patches of ice even in the warmest months.... more » Owner description: This spectacular lake, bordered on three sides by mountains and located 1,000 feet above the trailhead, has patches of ice even in the warmest months. « less
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Collierville, Tennessee
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52 reviews 52 reviews
6 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We hiked this trail in a few hours and stopped many times to view mountain sheep, etc. You will never tire of looking at the snow capped peaks and glacier remnants that are in view at all times. Ptarmigam Falls is ok, but Iceberg Lake is the finale that makes it all worth it.

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

What a spectacular view of an awsome lake with blue water with minature icebergs with some blue ice and beautiful mountains in the background. A great place to have lunch after your long 5 mile hike to get there. We did see moose up there also.

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Tucson, Arizona
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

What I liked about this hike was that I felt I got a true Glacier National Park experience. It's long enough (five miles one-way) to offer a nice variety. You walk through woods and areas of dense vegetation where you can imagine a bear-encounter at any moment. There are open areas that provide great mountain views, and a waterfall about... More

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Oregon, Wisconsin
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

It's true - there are a ton of icebergs in this eponymous lake. The water is FREEZING cold, so be sure to wear shoes if you plan to challenge yourself to walk out and get your picture taken on a berg.

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New York, NY
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123 reviews 123 reviews
24 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The water is an amazing blue and the icebergs float near the shore. When I went in August there were just a couple but earlier in the season I am told it is full. It is well worth the hike.

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Eugene
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We did a Ranger-led hike to Iceberg Lake. You meet the Ranger at the front steps of Swiftcurrent Hotel at 8:30am. The hike is roughly 5 miles out and 5 back. The first 10 minutes of the hike is up a steep incline. After that, it is a very gradual climb. 5 minutes into our hike, just after the Ranger... More

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Dublin, Ohio
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50 reviews 50 reviews
16 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

One of the must do hikes in Glacier National Park. My wife and two children (ages 6 & 9) completed this hike in about 6 hours so be sure to allocate plenty of time. A lot of wildlife along the way as well as outstanding scenery make for a very enjoyable day. The lake itself is amazing and provides a... More

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Brighton, Colorado
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This hike is very pretty, with lots of water falls. The hike itself is on the edge of the mountain and a little scary at times. Some kids were doing it. We didn't get to the lake.

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Snohomish, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I wish I had prepared for the hiking a little more before our trip. Better shoes and better conditioning would have been helpful but the lake was worth every bit of discomfort! We even had the excitement of seeing a Grizzly bear eating berries up the hill from the trail. The park rangers were closely watching the bear to ensure... More

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

A long hike but the getting-there and the destination was worthy. There's many surprises in the landscape of this hike, from little trails, sweeping views of surrounding mountains, bear grass & wild flowers, to suddenly arriving at flat prairie with human height vegetation, to snow covered trails, the downhill trek to gorgeous opening of Iceberg lake... Imagining what it was... More

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