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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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A Little Stretch of Paradise

We were advised to come early to avoid crowds on this 41/2 mile hike. The trail is shaded and the ground a bit uneven, with roots and rocks making gym shoes or hiking boots a... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were advised to come early to avoid crowds on this 41/2 mile hike. The trail is shaded and the ground a bit uneven, with roots and rocks making gym shoes or hiking boots a good idea. We didn't carry anything with us, so hiking was easy, although I was glad I had worn a light quilted vest, as it... More 

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Thank Verna R
Michigan
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were fortunate to find a parking spot. The usual advice is to come early but we were driving in from Spokane and couldn't. You see all sorts of people on the trail with varying levels of preparation and ideas about what gear is needed. There were folks with bear bells, repellent and hiking boots and others with Tevas or... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Enjoyed the moderate hike on Avalanche Trail to the lake. A few places to see the mountains while on the trail, then enjoy picnic at the lake. It was pretty day and busy. Parking for the trail gets full and may take some time to find a parking place. There are restrooms available soon after starting the trail.

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Thank Athomelisa
San Diego
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We loved the hike to Avalanche Lake. It is about 4.5 miles round trip, and although some uphill elevation gain, it is moderately easy. Along the way you walk along Avalanche Creek in the gorge. This was a busy trail but not a problem.

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Thank KLE_VLB
Vilafranca Del Penedes, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Hike to Avalanche Lake is light and beautiful. It begins at the parking lot and goes up to some kind of rapids/canyon. Most of the way is under tree shadow and along Avalanche Creek. Once at the Lake, there is a large "beach" to rest and/or play and to enjoy the landscape.

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North Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A beautiful and easy hike. Because of those 2 things it is also popular . The parking can be tricky , so best to go early or late in the day, or take the shuttle

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Thank Lisa R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Many reviews suggest getting to the lake either later or earlier in the day because of how the light affects the lake color and surroundings. Perhaps our high noon visit took some of the luster off of the scenery. While certainly worth the effort, not a 'must see' if pressed for time. The handicap accessible walking loop is a pleasant... More 

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Thank 386marcm
Smyrna, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is an amazing place. The reward at the end of a beautiful hike. The hike up to it was moderate and a lot of fun

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Lowville
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The boardwalk trail was relaxing and beautiful. The hike to the lake was long and the lake was nothing. Very shallow with lots of tree stumps. The mountains made the trip worth while.

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Thank Grammypammie
Liberty Lake, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

From Trail of the Cedars, we went on the out and back to Avalanche Lake. A scenic gorge can be seen near the beginning of the trail spur. This popular hike is mostly wooded until it opens up to the lake. In early August, the 3 waterfalls still had water coming down. Lots of wildlife, but we didn't see any... More 

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