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Address: Glacier National Park, MT
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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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Long, but rewarding hike

This is a gradual, but well-protected hike that is mostly in sun. We saw both moose and elk right on the path and had to jump off. The trail leaves from very near Swiftcurrent... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 2, 2016
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Carlisle, Massachusetts
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Carlisle, Massachusetts
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157 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

This is a gradual, but well-protected hike that is mostly in sun. We saw both moose and elk right on the path and had to jump off. The trail leaves from very near Swiftcurrent Inn. Many small icebergs in late June.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

It is a 10 mile round trip hike that is moderately challenging- elevations, somewhat narrow trails in parts, slippery rocks and ice/snow on trail. But it is absolutely a beautiful lake and trail. Highly recommend having your own individual bear spray and talking loudly for your protection when you are hiking here/GNP. Hikers about two mile in front of us... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

I was almost snowed out from finishing, but good thing I brought travels for winter hiking, not necessarily snow snows

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Thank Amy W
Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

We hiked to Iceberg Lake with kids 9-11 yo. It was our first lengthy hike and they did it quite well. The hike is beautiful, and not too challenging. There were still icebergs int he lake at the end of August. We got there around 1pm, however, in 2 hours they all sort of drifted away and melted. The est... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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199 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 541 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Iceberg Lake is a beautiful lake, often full of icebergs, located in the Many Glacier area of the park. The hike to the lake and back is about 10 miles round trip and moderate. If you're up for a long and challenging day, you could combine it with Ptarmigan Tunnel for a total of almost 16 miles, which makes for... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Gorgeous views of melting glaciers, been here longer than all of us. Hard to imagine the natives back in the day .....but beautiful!

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Thank NikkiHP
San Diego
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

Great hike from the forested trailhead up to a beautiful partly frozen lake. We especially enjoyed the light snowfall along the way. Be prepared for the moderate hike up and weather. If you are you are guaranteed to enjoy. The most difficult thing about the hike, deciding when not to take a picture. It's all extraordinary.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Incredibly beautiful! There were still icebergs in the lake in late June. Worth the hike through grizzly country. Join a Ranger-led hike if possible -- lots of good information.

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Rushville, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

What a site to behold. After a fantastic hike, you walk around a corner and all you can say is Wow. Nestled down at the end of the trail with mountains on 3 sides is Iceberg Lake. Depending on the time of year the amount of ice can vary, but it is all beautiful.

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Iselin, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Awesome ????????? worth the visit . I loved the entire atomosphere and would go back in heart beat. Cant say anymore worth a visit

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