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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 hike for all ages

This was an easier hike than grinell or highline. People of all ages were doing this hike. Great for families & even older folks if they take a few breaks . It is mostly wooded so... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Marne, Michigan
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Marne, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was an easier hike than grinell or highline. People of all ages were doing this hike. Great for families & even older folks if they take a few breaks . It is mostly wooded so on a warm day it feels cool in the shade. Pretty rock formations, & really cool huge trees & the lake & mountains at... More 

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Athens, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

We had planned to hike the highline but a very early snow closed Logan pass for the rest of our stay. A ranger at lake McDonald lodge advised us to do this on the foggy/might snow/chilly day instead. Boy, am I glad she did. We arrived to beautiful fog rolling away from the mountains and stood with a handful of... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

We choose this hike as our last one in Glacier. The trail starts along the Trail of the Cedars, which is a boardwalk type trail surrounded by gorgeous trees. About half-way on the boardwalk is a beautiful gorge, with the rocks weathered smooth by the running water. Continuing up up the actual trail, you will follow alongside Avalanche Creek, which... More 

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Fernie, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

This was a great hike that wasn't difficult but got your heart rate up. Lots of beautiful waterfalls along the trail that ran right through the forest. Saw people of all ages from baby to elderly enjoying the hike so it's great for everyone. Once we got to the lake we didn't want to leave it was so gorgeous!! Would... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

In late September this trail is a blessing. We did this at 4pm in the last week of September and allowed 2 hours for the return trip. Sunset was due about 7pm and we were back at the road by 6.15pm. The difference between this hike and others in the park are that this is mostly in the forest. It... More 

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Suwanee, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

The hike is about 2.5 miles each way. On the way to the lake, it is most all uphill, but not strenuous. The scenery is beautiful so take your time and look around. The moss is something else! Once you reach the lake take time to look around, venture out on your own a little; off the 'trail'. The water... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

The trail is about 2 or so miles one way with plenty of uphill sections, but it's well maintained and not overly difficult. The lake at the end isn't amazing, but it's fine. There are some nice photo spots along the creek on the way up. If your time in Glacier is limited, there are probably more rewarding hikes than... More 

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Abington, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

The trail was easy to walk but give yourself 2+ hours because you'll stop to take lots of photos of the beautiful scenery, waterfalls, etc. You won't be alone - there were lots of others on this trail. The lake itself is OK (formed by glaciers, lots of silt) and there are a lot of people relaxing on the beach... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

It was a mostly uphill hike, but so worth the effort. We took lunch and dined lake side on a beautiful fall day. Beautiful and so peaceful. Do it!

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Clarksville, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

A solid 2.5 mile uphill hike in a beautiful cedar and pine forest. We saw several mountain goats off on the adjacent cliffs. The trail is super well marked and has lots of traffic so no chance of getting lost. Be ready though, it is little more strenuous than it looks on paper. Even if you can only handle the... More 

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