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Iceberg Lake Trail

Glacier National Park, MT
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Type: Hiking Trails, Sports
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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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Bratislava, Slovakia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
39 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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203 reviews 203 reviews
102 attraction reviews
158 helpful votes 158 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
59 helpful votes 59 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
22 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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156 reviews 156 reviews
50 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 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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36 helpful votes 36 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Upstate New York
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51 reviews 51 reviews
22 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This is a great hike. I have been to Glacier NP a number of times but this was my first time doing Iceberg Lake. It is an easy 10 mile RT hike with pretty brooks, waterfalls,and mountain vistas en route and world class scenery at the end. There is a bit of up hill in the beginning but it is... More

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