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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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Great hike

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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72 reviews 72 reviews
36 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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204 reviews 204 reviews
90 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
42 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 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
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203 helpful votes 203 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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89 reviews 89 reviews
36 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
21 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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87 reviews 87 reviews
29 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014 via mobile

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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