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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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Wilmington, North Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

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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49 reviews 49 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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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Novato, Ca
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51 reviews 51 reviews
21 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Amazing hike through alpine meadows full of mountain goats, babbling brooks, wild flowers and PEOPLE. I really dislike crowded trails so I never thought I would recommend the trail to the Hidden Lake overlook, but I AM! A good 1/2 if the 1.5 mile journey is boardwalked which encourages more hikers but it also makes it feel spacious. You are... More

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Durham, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The trail is a bit long but the views along it and the view of the hidden lake is worth the huffing and puffing along it (high elevation). It starts with a boardwalk that becomes a good trail. Good chances to meet mountain goats on the trail.

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Sedona, Arizona
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58 reviews 58 reviews
31 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The hike is not that long, but it is all uphill. Mostly on a boardwalk but some gravel areas. Did see some folks struggling. As well as unruly kids going off the trail - control your kids, people! The boardwalk protects the abundant wildflowers and prevents erosion. We saw some mountain goats, including one who walked right across the trail.... More

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WHEATON
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16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The hike to the lake overview is a 3 mile round trip over a board walk with high step risers and gravel slopes. Take Aleve and wear sunscreen and make the hike! We saw mountain goats 5 ft away, big horned sheep and marmots 100 ft away. Wildflowers and small streams intersected the sunny trail. The view of the lake... More

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Tacoma, WA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Easy hike for all. The scenery is unbelievable! We saw a friendly Mt Goat and a couple get engaged! A must see for all!

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Houston, TX
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

beautiful large lake as you come upon it, it's a surprise. bit chilly while we were there so we didn't eat our picnic

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