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Address: Glacier National Park, MT
Phone Number: 4068887800
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Too small for boating, this river provides an excellent place for hiking.

Too small for boating, this river provides an excellent place for hiking.

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McDonald creek hike

This is a great hike when included with Johns lake loop. The waterfall is lovely and it is not nearly as traveled as other hikes.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Cindy S
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Houston
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Houston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great hike when included with Johns lake loop. The waterfall is lovely and it is not nearly as traveled as other hikes.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is hard to believe that the water is so blue. We stopped at a couple of places along the road to check it out. The kids through rocks and we took pictures.

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Forest Lake, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can access this creek off the Going to the Sun road. Easy access for those that may have limited hiking access. Absolutely beautiful.

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Thank Mark K
Lynnwood, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

McDonald Creek is the main body of water between Lake McDonald and where the Going to the Sun Road begins it's ascent. If you love faster flowing beautiful water, then you'll love McDonald Creek. Lots of pullouts along the road. The best pullout is the Red Rock Overlook. A short path leads to a nice overlook of the creek and... More 

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Thank Rainier72
Calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can access this roaring creek right off the Going-to-the Sun road, making it easy for those who can't hike far to enjoy. There is a bridge over the creek that allows for scenic picture taking.

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Thank CarefreeMommy
Natick, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

While staying in Apgar, we decided to take the kayaks out on the creek instead of the lake. The current was moving fast so we covered a lot of ground in under an hour and saw some different, and impressive, views. If you're a decent swimmer you could float on this creek with an inner tube.

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Thank Mae_and_Tito
Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

We started at the trailhead and walked along the creek for several miles. It was an leisurely walk through beautiful landscape. We had a picnic lunch at the end of the trail. Highly recommend!

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Thank covingtonLouisiana
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

We drove along the banks and although there are lots of trees there are some good spots to pull over and take some photos There is one with a bride and also one with a wooden platform

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McFarland, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016

We stopped at several of the pullouts for McDonald Creek, as it runs a long ways to Lake McDonald. There are several hiking trails that branch off from the pullouts as well, we only hiked a short one to the wooden bridge that spans the creek. We saw several people wading in or swimming, but it was cold! All of... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

One of my favorite views within the Glacier National Park. Give yourself time for photos, and playing a little bit along the banks.

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