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Stunning Views

Well worth the drive - perfect in September with all the beautiful color - even snow on the... read more

Reviewed September 25, 2018
Easy Hike for fantastic views!

I bring all my visitors on this hike/walk. Be sure to get there early because the parking at the... read more

Reviewed September 3, 2018
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A popular hiking area within Glacier National Park.
Glacier National Park, MT
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Reviewed September 10, 2011

This was a fairly easy hike for someone like me that is NOT a hiker. It took about 1 hour to get to the falls, and about 45 minutes to get back . We saw a deer on the trail. Someone on the trail suggested...More

10  Thank Leilani A
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Reviewed August 12, 2010

On our last day in Glacier, we decided to hike the Trail of the Cedars to Avalanche Lake. Keep in mind that we had already done Grinnell Glacier, Iceberg Lake, Highline Trail, Dawson Pass, Upper Two Medicine Lake, and Hidden Lake. And, after seeing these...More

11  Thank outdoorventurer
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Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

It is really a great hiking trail. It is about 2.2 miles from the parking area to the lake and 2.8 miles if you go all the way to the end of the trail. You can walk right along the lakeshore for just under half...More

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Reviewed September 25, 2018

Well worth the drive - perfect in September with all the beautiful color - even snow on the mountain peaks.

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Reviewed September 3, 2018

I bring all my visitors on this hike/walk. Be sure to get there early because the parking at the trail head fills up FAST! While on the hike you will pass waterfalls, streams, forests and end up at one of best views in the park!...More

1  Thank Kathy C
Reviewed August 28, 2018

This is a straightforward walk and it is busy so those there who carried guns and bear spray did look a little silly to be honest. The walk is a steady climb, and if you are fit, it is a gentle gradient. The non harmful...More

1  Thank Kill0ch
Reviewed August 26, 2018

The hike to Avalanche Lake is about 4 miles RT and the elevation gain is about 500 ft. This is a moderate hike. The trail follows the creek for a large section. The lake is a nice peaceful end to the hike. We did see...More

Thank Ohiohiker40
Reviewed August 21, 2018

So we've hiked Iceberg Lake and Grinnell Glacier and both awesome hikes, but they were also over 10 miles each. Avalanche Lake via the Trail of the Cedars is a 5.7 mile hike which does include some a bunch of uphill hiking to get to...More

1  Thank Timothy Y
Reviewed August 19, 2018

The hike to Avalanche lake isn't too strenuous and well worth it. The water is so clear and the area surrounding it is beautiful.

Thank Peanut977
Reviewed August 19, 2018

This is about a 3 + mile moderate hike each way. The lake is amazing. There are 5 waterfalls at the far end of the lake which are fed by 3 lakes that are fed by one of the 25 active glaciers. Did not want...More

Thank onemichael
Reviewed August 16, 2018

We traveled to the park in early July. Avalanche Lake was our first hiking adventure. We were a threesome (two of us in our fifties and a twenty-something single). We took our time and it was so worth it. The trail is primarily ascending on...More

1  Thank soniabarlow77
Reviewed August 13, 2018

One of our favorites, with our group of 5, 6, 7, 8, and several late 30 to early 50 year olds. Beautiful rewards along the way and at the end.

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July 16, 2018|
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Response from s0niabarl0w | Reviewed this property |
Natural lake fed by glacial runoff which contains glacial flour (very fine silt) which causes the magnificent color of the water.
July 3, 2018|
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Response from R5238KCsilviam | 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.