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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 2 weeks ago
Kathy C
Busy but beautiful

This is a straightforward walk and it is busy so those there who carried guns and bear spray did... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Barrhead, United Kingdom
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A popular hiking area within Glacier National Park.
Glacier National Park, MT
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Kathy C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Kill0ch
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Timothy Y
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank emstead
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful scenery. You’re allowed to swim in it so be sure to bring your swimsuit and towel. Great hike for kids

Thank Kyle W
Reviewed August 12, 2018

Some elevation but moderate. Gorgeous views over the bridge as you just about get to the turn off to do this hike off the Trail of Cedars. Really special. Saw deer on trail and fish in lake. A very popular hike

Thank lajolla1
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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 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.