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Hidden Lake

West Glacier, MT
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Ranked #4 of 15 Attractions in West Glacier
Type: Bodies of Water
Activities: Fishing
Description: A superb fishing lake where catching 20-inch fish is common.
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ohio
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144 reviews 144 reviews
50 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

First of all, don't let the boardwalks deceive you into thinking this is a very easy stroll - the boardwalks are there to protect the fragile environment, and they continue, with many steps, over several hidden hills before changing to a hiking trail to the lake overlook. Lots of people on the trail even after mid-September. We were there in... More

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Chicago
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46 reviews 46 reviews
13 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Loved this hike. We went around 12-1 in afternoon, so sunlight was perfect for taking photos. The parking at Logan Pass was awful, but we managed to find a spot. We went 1/2 way down to the lake. We didn't go all the way to the bottom because we thought the hike back up (very steep) would be way more... More

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Guilford, Indiana
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37 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

3miles round trip and it's up hill. good path but lots of steps . Beautiful area. The wildflowers were in bloom and several waterfalls plus we saw mountain sheep and various other little critters. The view of the lake at the overlook is antistatic. so if you are able do this.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Ok so it's not like we went backpacking but hey it's a nice walk. You get to walk up to a glacier . Go soon they are melting. Great views, a bit of exercise, it's well worth the stop. Early in the day is best the parking lots a drag.

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Friant
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This hike is well worth the time. We hiked on past the lookout to Hidden Lake itself. If you have the time and want a little exercise, I recommend going on to the lake, total of 6 miles round trip..

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Portland, Oregon
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70 reviews 70 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This was our favorite hike in Glacier. We saw big horn sheep as well as mountain goats. The hike down to Hidden Lake and back with photo stops took 3.5 hours. It was very fun and a good work out.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Fairly easy hike, aboaut 3 miles round trip, allow about 1.5 to 2 hrs. 500 ft elevation change, and plenty of places to rest along the way. Very scenic lake at the end and saw several Mtn goats and a Big Horn sheep along the way.

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Shepherd
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Excellent view--spectacular 360 degree scenery. Definitely worth the short drive . We enjoyed it very much!

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Monroe, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

While a short hike the steps are very steep and not standardized. Quite a huff and a puff until you get past the steps - then its a lot easier. Big horn sheep and mountain goats almost guaranteed. Loved it. Take plenty of water and a snack to enjoy at the lake

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Kalispell, Montana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The Going-to-the-Sun Road through Glacier Park closed near the Summit (Logan Pass) this week, so we parked at Big Bend and walked the 3 miles up to the Pass and then hiked in the snow up to the Hidden Lake Overlook, along with about 25 or 30 others that day! Beautiful and uncrowded!

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