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Hidden Lake

Address: West Glacier, MT
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Ranked #4 of 15 Attractions in West Glacier
Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
Activities: Fishing
Owner description: A superb fishing lake where catching 20-inch fish is common.
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Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
Activities: Fishing
Owner description: A superb fishing lake where catching 20-inch fish is common.
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Trego, Montana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Moderate Hike, but you can turn around at any time and still enjoy awesome views! Expect to see lots of wildlife including a possible bear or two.

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Cincinnati, OH
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182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This hike comes in at 3.2 miles round trip with minimal elevation gain (guidebooks say ~150ft). It was a nice afternoon hike. When we went in July there were still a few areas of snow crossing, but nothing too difficult. We saw a lot of mountain goats along the trail, but no bears (the trail from the overlook down to... More 

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Delaware
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

In a Fodor's National Park book we bought as we planned our road trip out West, it stated this hike was "Easy" and "Family friendly"... I think that was a bit of an undersell. Don't take small kids on this climb (unless you are willing to carry them most of the way) or people with limited mobility. The boardwalk winding... More 

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Brighton
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Take this hike for a picturesque surprise in the mountains. The hike maybe a bit strenuous, but the pictures at the end is marvelous.

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

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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14 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

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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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

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
27 helpful votes 27 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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7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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