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Beautiful trail....black bear on the trail

Beautiful trail. Very popular, easy trail with lots of hikers. Good for kids. Beautiful lake. Bring... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Phoenix, Arizona
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The quintessence of an alpine lake

We love hiking to alpine lakes and find this one to be worth the effort--its not an easy hike by... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jonathan T
Hope, Indiana
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A popular hiking area within Glacier National Park.
Glacier National Park, MT
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Beautiful trail. Very popular, easy trail with lots of hikers. Good for kids. Beautiful lake. Bring a snack and sit by the lake. We went to leave the lake and there was a black bear walking along the trail following another couple. Some kids came...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We love hiking to alpine lakes and find this one to be worth the effort--its not an easy hike by any means, but it is one that almost anyone can accomplish. On our recent hike we saw a man on crutches, an obviously pregnant woman,...More

1  Thank Jonathan T
Reviewed 4 days ago

The trail is 2 miles back to the lake from the parking area. I'd say 85% or so is up hill to get to the lake. There is a pit toilet right before you get to the lake as an FYI. The gorge at the...More

Thank ret1sg82abn
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We took our daughters (ages 5, 7, and 9) on this hike (about 2.5 miles one way, I believe). We took the shuttle from Apgar Visitor Center to Avalanche and then took the hike. The views were stunning!

1  Thank Shawna B
Reviewed 4 days ago

Moderate hike to Avalanche Lake is accessible for everyone. Leave EARLY as parking is somewhat limited and this is a popular hike. Also shares a trailhead with Trail of the Cedars which is very popular. Again - get there early. Along the way, we say...More

1  Thank s0niabarl0w
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a relatively short hike that has a little of everything. Starting with the the Cedars and ending at the beautiful Avalanche Lake. Along the hike you’ll see stunning mountains a pristine stream running through the gorge and a forest that looks like a...More

Thank r2112
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is one of my favorite hikes in the park. It is a trail that fits all abilities. The first part is very woody and follows the creek. Spend some time at the lake and walk around to the other side. Early in the day...More

Thank Patsy B
Reviewed 6 days ago

A 2 mile up hill hike to a beautiful glacial lake with views of the continental divide. Bring a picnic lunch and some shoes for wading in the very cold lake.

Thank MJF532
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here and had a pleasantly amazing hike! Very doable for able bodied people. Some steep areas, but most of the hike is along the water. It is also shaded which is a huge bonus! Saw some deer, blue jay, chipmunk and other birds....More

Thank Stacey B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We hiked this July 2 and it was a rainy day in Glacier National Park. It still was fun to hike because most of it is in the trees so we didn’t get to wet. We still had a good view at the lake with...More

1  Thank sarabeara
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July 3, 2018|
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Response from Silvia M | Reviewed this property |
I think you are referring to the Avalanche Gorge. It’s off to the left (you’ll see a bridge). I’m guessing it’s about a 1/4 mile...if that.
August 17, 2017|
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Response from Kristen B | Reviewed this property |
This particular hike took several hours. I'd plan for at least 4-5.
August 4, 2017|
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Response from yalibrarian | Reviewed this property |
I second Avalanche Lake. A tad crowded, but get there in the morning and it won't be too bad. I'd find time to get over to Many Glacier on the west side and hike Grinnel Glacier after hiking around the lakes. Stunning!