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Address: Glacier National Park, MT

A popular hiking area within Glacier National Park.

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Ranger-led Hike

I will not pretend I have the kind of experience that would make it advisable to hike solo in Glacier National Park, so I took this ranger-led hike up to Avalanche Lake on July... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I will not pretend I have the kind of experience that would make it advisable to hike solo in Glacier National Park, so I took this ranger-led hike up to Avalanche Lake on July 25, 2016. Ranger Kate gave an awesome interpretive program, made just enough pit-stops, and was very personable. I am a faster hiker, but this was an... More 

Thank VVought
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I really enjoyed the beautiful hike through the cedar forest and was in awe when I reached Avalanche Lake. The glacial lake at the foot of cascading waterfalls was mesmerizing. I could have spent hours taking in the scene. This is a very busy trail, so a good choice if you are afraid of running into bears. Lots of kids... More 

Thank UtahGallie
Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We chose to do this hike at the scheduled time with the park ranger - this was so great as we got a hike and some great ecological & geological info along the way. It took a little longer than if you were going yourself, but it was a good pace to take breaks and learn something new. We travelled... More 

Thank 0m0lara
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hike was not our chosen destination, but I'm glad I went. The trail is easy to follow, but parking is hard to find. If you arrive before 9, you should be fine. Keep in mind that this trail begins AFTER you have finished the Trail of the Cedars. It is a short trail, but adds a mile to the... More 

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Homewood, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Just finished 5 days in Glacier National Park. We took many hikes of different difficulties and lengths, if I were to narrow the hikes to categories, the best < 5 mile hike this is number one. The hike to the lake is a nice wooded walk, nothing special. When the trail ends and opens into Avalanche lake - simply spectacular.... More 

Thank Kirk S
Manhattan Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We read about Avalanche Lake but never thought I would see it. While driving toward the Going to the Sun Road, the Tetons and Yellowstone, we drove by Avalanche Lake. The story of its' formation is interesting. It was formed from a glacier that grew too large & encroached down a 1,000-foot cliff. It IS beautiful! We didn't do any... More 

Thank sdrnek46
N Saint Paul
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautiful hike in the shade. A good hot day hike. When you get to the top keep walking and go to where the water is clear and clean. Bring water and take shuttle to the start.

Thank Mizb29
Tempe, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The lake trail starts from "Trail of the Cedars" and goes along the Avalanche Creek. The Avalanche gorge gives a powerful display of roaring water flowing through a narrow gorge. The hike is of medium difficulty and rewards with stunning landscape at end. The lake is surrounded by mountains and I counted 6 waterfalls from the melting snow on 4July... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Two features in this outing, starting with a short 1.1 mile accessible trail through old cedars, hemlocks, cottonwood and yew. If you only have a bit of time, young children or summer sandals, this is a great way to get out into the glory of nature. Trail of Cedars takes you to the trailhead for Avalanche Creek and Lake Trail.... More 

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Alpine, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I wouldn't say it was an easy hike but man did it pay off. Absolutely stunning views when you make it there. Waterfalls surround you and the water is crystal clear. Even though the hike is only two miles it is of medium difficulty due to incline. The payoff though is worth it. Make sure you take the time to... More 

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