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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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Great view at the end

This is an extremely popular hike, so there will be crowds. Not much scenery along the way, but the lake is beautiful. Way too many people there when we were there. Very easy hike

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Pat M
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Wausau, Wisconsin
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Wausau, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is an extremely popular hike, so there will be crowds. Not much scenery along the way, but the lake is beautiful. Way too many people there when we were there. Very easy hike

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Birmingham, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful and awe inspiring, this trail is worth the sometimes strenuous hike. The clarity of the aquamarine mountain water and flowing waterfalls, makes a great back drop for some stunning photos.

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NH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I always find it odd to rate natural locations, but this was a very pretty spot. Easy 4 mile RT hike.

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Manchester, Washington, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The hike itself is OK (although we are from WA state and have lots of similar hikes, so if not from this sort of area it might be awe inspiring). Not a huge elevation gain, but need to be reasonably fit, otherwise, take your time and you will make it. Once you pop out of the bush onto the lake... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Hiking to lakes are my favorite! Somehow it feels more special when you can't drive a car to see it. After an unnerving closer to the sun drive, we were eager to stretch our legs. This was the perfect distance for us, 2 miles each way. My husband and I disagree about the difficulty, he thinks it's a great workout.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We did not need bells to warn the Bears of our presence as there were a steady stream of hikers going up and coming down Avalanche Trail, a 5 mile round trip. This was on a Tuesday morning in September. The trail is a moderate hike following a stream through a beautiful forest. The HUGE boulders on the side of... More 

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Galena, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a long walk but so rewarding at the end. This was our favorite hike of our 3 days in the park. Even though it rained part of the time it was an experience to remember. The walk in the cedar forest was easygoing on a boardwalk. Seeing the falls was spectacular. But turning left just over the bridge took... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well worth the energy to get to this gem. From the trailhead and back its a bit more than the 4 mi on the sign, also my gps app showed an equivalent 23 flights of stairs on the RT.

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Rockville, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely hike, about 4 miles round trip. You follow Avalanche Creek, past a small falls, and at the end is the lake. The water level was low when we were there (mid Aug) but still a great place to toss out a towel or blanket and just sun yourself, enjoying the view of the mountains around you and the... More 

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Hanover, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a dark and gloomy day with a little rain and poor visibility, BUT, this is a just MUST DO on any trip to Glacier National Park. An easy walk along the side of the river and then, it just appears. The most beautiful sight to see. Take a snack or lunch and at the lake, just take a... More 

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