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McDonald Creek

Glacier National Park, MT
+1 406-888-7800
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Amazing creek

This is a spectacular creek. The colors are beautiful. Lots of spots to check it out, but parking... read more

Reviewed January 23, 2018
Chris3081
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Anderson, Indiana
Sacred Dancing Cascades and McDonald Falls

On a previous trip, we tried a hike, but this time we just stopped to see the Sacred Dancing... read more

Reviewed January 17, 2018
RetiredTravelerTN
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Nashville, TN
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Too small for boating, this river provides an excellent place for hiking.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good29%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“snow melt” (3 reviews)
“water rushing” (2 reviews)
“sun road” (7 reviews)
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Glacier National Park, MT
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Reviewed January 23, 2018

This is a spectacular creek. The colors are beautiful. Lots of spots to check it out, but parking does get congested.

Thank Chris3081
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Reviewed January 17, 2018

On a previous trip, we tried a hike, but this time we just stopped to see the Sacred Dancing Cascades and McDonald Falls – gorgeous! Two parking areas with limited spaces are along the road. These are great stops for everyone.

Thank RetiredTravelerTN
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Reviewed October 28, 2017

Was a great stop. we stopped at a point where there was a large area of rocks to climb on ( Huge rocks) and a calm pool of water to swim in ( FREEZING). was a great stop.

Thank Ctinac777
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Reviewed September 27, 2017

This is a nice White Water Creek, with several water falls. There are several pull offs from the main road, where you can get excellent views of McDonald Creek and the water falls.

Thank webbfoot
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Reviewed September 26, 2017

Beautiful setting and the sound of the water rushing through the creek was very relaxing. You can sit and enjoy the sounds of nature which will drown out everything else. It was not crowded when I was there but it was early in the day.

Thank AAHolt
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Reviewed September 11, 2017 via mobile

It was interesting to say the least... but a bit crowded. The creek was beautiful and quite fun to walk around. The trail around the creek is fun to hike and is quite easy and accessible to everyone. Highly recommended.

Thank BarkShadeau
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Reviewed August 29, 2017

We were here at high runoff. Spectacular views, sounds of rolling boulders and soothing crashing water. A mustcstop and see while at Glacier.

Thank Clayton M
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Reviewed August 22, 2017

a picture waiting to happen well worth the hike to get there not a hard trip and take your camera it is lovely

Thank betsy p
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Reviewed August 1, 2017

McDonald Creek looked like a river to us - maybe this year has more than usual snow melt. Easy access from the highway and many places to easily enjoy its beauty.

Thank Myrt4962
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Reviewed July 26, 2017

This creek flows into and out of Lake McDonald. I fished thee lower section from the lake to the Flathead River. Outstanding!!

1  Thank Richard B
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