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Address: Glacier National Park, MT
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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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Great hike with majestic views, chances of wildlife encounters

Plan this hike on a day when weather is clear. The vistas are breathtaking. It is long hike, so start early. There are so many photo ops along the way.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 26, 2015
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Wayne, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No icebergs on my visit, but it was almost at the end of August so I figured this may be the case. Without the Icebergs, it was almost like any other mountain lake in Glacier National Park.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Anywhere else in the world, this hike gets 5 stars, but because it is in Glacier and shares the same valley as Grinnel Glacier, Swiftcurrent, Ptarmigan Tunnel, etc. it only gets 4 stars. BUT, it is still absolutely worth it. Great views along the way to the lake, always lots of wildelife, and a stunning natural amphitheater at the end.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

The trail is not that scenic. Wait, all trails in glacier are scenic. I meant this trial is fairly tough because its all uphill, and there are no other attractions till the lake is visible. Anywhere else this trail would be spectacular. Once at the lake youll be happy u did. Bight blue water and some cool icebergs. Go up... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

Plan this hike on a day when weather is clear. The vistas are breathtaking. It is long hike, so start early. There are so many photo ops along the way.

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Keizer, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Iceberg Lake is a great mid-range (6 miles or so) hike from the Many Glacier valley. Enjoy the wildflowers on the way to the bluest blue water you can imagine.

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Thank DVschoolmarm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

We went with one of the Ranger led activities. They showed us where to look for wildlife and we saw lots- bears, moose etc. And that was on top of the natural beauty of the walk.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

This is a great hike, little long but great. I ended up being 5-6 feet away from a bear! I got to see a lot but nothing beats swimming in that lake ! It's awesome ! I totally recommend this to all looking for a exotic but challenging hike ! 👌🏻

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Anywhere else in the world, this would be a five star hike - but its at Glacier, so the competition is fierce. There are some great vistas all along the hike with a higher-than-normal chance at seeing wildlife too. Just be careful, I've heard Grizzlies like this area a lot - but I've done it twice and have never seen... More 

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Bryant, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

We just returned from GNP. It was a great week there. One of the hi-lites was hiking the Iceberg Lake Trail. My husband and I are 53 and while we exercise we are not hikers. However, we were determined to see the icebergs in the lake. The strenuous part of the hike to us was the length of the trail.... More 

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Eagan, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

We went to this place in September when it was raining and snowing making the trek difficult. However the views at the end of the trail are worth the effort as it looks amazing. We could not see any icebergs in the lake as they had already melted. Early July will be a good time to visit if you want... More 

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