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Iceberg Lake Trail

Address: Glacier National Park, MT
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Type: Hiking Trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: Hikers often wear bells and strike up loud conversations, so as not to startle the bears on this...
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Type: Hiking Trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: 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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Seattle, Washington
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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51 reviews 51 reviews
40 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
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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211 reviews 211 reviews
107 attraction reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
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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90 reviews 90 reviews
36 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
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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Tupelo, Mississippi
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47 reviews 47 reviews
19 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 via mobile

5 star (like most glacier hikes!). Be sure to check the hillsides for wildlife. I suspect this hike is pretty crowded in summer but mid October we pretty much had it to ourselves, including some great fall colors. I know weather can be iffy this time of year but we really enjoyed the breeze, the fall colors and the solitude... More 

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Marietta, Georgia
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74 reviews 74 reviews
25 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Beautiful scenery, alpine meadows, waterfalls, wildlife and a lake with icebergs... You just can't go wrong. This is a great hike with an elevation gain of about 1200 feet over 5 miles. It is never too strenuous and it is always scenic. And the iceberg lake at the end of the trail is the perfect spot for a picnic. We... More 

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ohio
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50 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We took ranger-led hike to learn more about the area. Several stops on the way to see waterfalls and views. It was cloudy so iceberg lake wasn't as brilliant as some days, but it was still a beautiful and interesting sight. Good hike !

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Nova Scotia, Canada
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38 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We cheated- we came in by helicopter but this is truly an amazing lake to see with the icebergs floating within! do it !!! The best realization of what was and is present day GNP!

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reno, nv
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8 reviews 8 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

A wonderful day hike started from the front door of our Swiftcurrent cabin. Unlike some hikes that the highlight is the destination itself this hike brings astounding views all along the trail. The lake itself is littered with small chunks of ice and is just so very serene and a great stop to rest and have some lunch. This hike... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This hike is about 10 miles round trip. Not much elevation gain - just a bit steep in the beginning. About midway there is a waterfall. Beautiful views most of the way. Well worth the effort.

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