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Iceberg Lake Trail

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Address: Glacier National Park, MT
Activities: Hiking
Description: Hikers often wear bells and strike up loud conversations, so as not to...
Hikers often wear bells and strike up loud conversations, so as not to startle the bears on this back country trail.
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Wow ! A contrast of climates on this one

I loved this trail . It is a moderate to difficult hike. Takes 4-5 hours depending on your speed. You are rewarded with this polar like atmosphere at the end. Many small snow melt... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Madison Heights, Michigan
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Madison Heights, Michigan
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83 reviews 83 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

I loved this trail . It is a moderate to difficult hike. Takes 4-5 hours depending on your speed. You are rewarded with this polar like atmosphere at the end. Many small snow melt falls and Ptarmigan Falls which is amazing .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The trail is well maintained & easy to follow. We enjoyed the postcard quality surroundings and great lake views. Well traveled trail so expect company.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This hike provides great mountain views and has a unique payoff at the end. This was our first hike on our trip to GNP and we would do it again.

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Allen, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The Iceberg Lake Trail is one of the best hikes we have done at Glacier National Park. The hike is long but it only requires a basic level of hiking and physical ability. The morning of our hike, August 21, 2014 it was a brisk 30 degrees out and it had snowed on the trail. Amazing for August! At any,... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a fairly small lake at the end of a pretty strenuous hike and has small icebergs floating in the lake all summer. This lake is in Glacier National Park on the East side and if you're got an entire day, the hike is very much worth it.

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Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

This was a difficult hike especially as you got closer to the Ptarmigan Tunnel. The views of the falls and Iceberg Lake where fantastic. Like everyone else has said this area is the prime bear habitat and we did happen to see a bear not on the trail but, up higher on the mountain than we were. Bring plenty of... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

I loved this hike soo much I actually did it two years in a row. Do be bear aware. I hear so many stories of bears on this trail. I really recommend starting early as it's not under tree cover for most of the hike. The first part had great alpine meadow views. The lake itself was ... magical and... More 

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 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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Cincinnati, OH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

My husband and I started up the Iceberg Trail right around noon. The first part of the trail is the steepest, while for the majority of the trail the elevation gain is gradual. The round trip mileage is about 9 (probably more or less depending on where you park) and elevation gain is just under 1200 feet. The views from... More 

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Montclair, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Perfect for a non-hiker to hike...if you can just put your fears aside, it's really not "that" far! Gently sloping uphill until you reach the lake (with two pit toilets on the way,) and then a nice, gentle walk back down. We started around 10am and were back by 5pm with about 45 minutes at Iceberg Lake. Saw bighorn sheep... More 

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