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Address: Glacier National Park, MT
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A popular hiking area within Glacier National Park.

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4 of us (mid 20's) made the hike from the Trail of the Cedars to Avalanche Lake. It was only 2 miles there and 2 miles back, but for those of us that we out of shape, it seemed... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

4 of us (mid 20's) made the hike from the Trail of the Cedars to Avalanche Lake. It was only 2 miles there and 2 miles back, but for those of us that we out of shape, it seemed much longer. Luckily we kept passing people that were heading back from the lake that kept telling us the view was... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not to long of a hike with beautiful creek and mountain views on the way. Be very alert for bears, and try to avoid hiking alone. The lake is beautiful but is fed from snow so is very cold.

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Lafayette
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2016

This hike has everything -- it's long and challenging enough to get a good work out -- easy enough that most children will not give up -- waterfalls on the way up -- and a breathtaking view at the end -- finding a parking place can be challenging particularly during high season so go earlier in the day -- the... More 

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Marne, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

This was an easier hike than grinell or highline. People of all ages were doing this hike. Great for families & even older folks if they take a few breaks . It is mostly wooded so on a warm day it feels cool in the shade. Pretty rock formations, & really cool huge trees & the lake & mountains at... More 

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Athens, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

We had planned to hike the highline but a very early snow closed Logan pass for the rest of our stay. A ranger at lake McDonald lodge advised us to do this on the foggy/might snow/chilly day instead. Boy, am I glad she did. We arrived to beautiful fog rolling away from the mountains and stood with a handful of... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

We choose this hike as our last one in Glacier. The trail starts along the Trail of the Cedars, which is a boardwalk type trail surrounded by gorgeous trees. About half-way on the boardwalk is a beautiful gorge, with the rocks weathered smooth by the running water. Continuing up up the actual trail, you will follow alongside Avalanche Creek, which... More 

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Fernie, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

This was a great hike that wasn't difficult but got your heart rate up. Lots of beautiful waterfalls along the trail that ran right through the forest. Saw people of all ages from baby to elderly enjoying the hike so it's great for everyone. Once we got to the lake we didn't want to leave it was so gorgeous!! Would... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

In late September this trail is a blessing. We did this at 4pm in the last week of September and allowed 2 hours for the return trip. Sunset was due about 7pm and we were back at the road by 6.15pm. The difference between this hike and others in the park are that this is mostly in the forest. It... More 

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Suwanee, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

The hike is about 2.5 miles each way. On the way to the lake, it is most all uphill, but not strenuous. The scenery is beautiful so take your time and look around. The moss is something else! Once you reach the lake take time to look around, venture out on your own a little; off the 'trail'. The water... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

The trail is about 2 or so miles one way with plenty of uphill sections, but it's well maintained and not overly difficult. The lake at the end isn't amazing, but it's fine. There are some nice photo spots along the creek on the way up. If your time in Glacier is limited, there are probably more rewarding hikes than... More 

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