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Address: Glacier National Park, MT
Description: This spectacular lake, bordered on three sides by mountains and located...
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.
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A fairly small lake that has icebergs floating in it all summer. There is a fairly strenuous hike into this lake, but well worth the effort.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A fairly small lake that has icebergs floating in it all summer. There is a fairly strenuous hike into this lake, but well worth the effort.

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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50 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This is a long 9.7 miles hike in the Many Glacier area. The trail starts right behind the Swiftcurrent cabins. The beginning of the hike is uphill but after that it flattens out. It is not a difficult hike, but it is long. The trail goes through prime bear habitat, so although it is a very busy trail, I would... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

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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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

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
16 helpful votes 16 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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32 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 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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26 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
16 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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