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East hike on the west sjde

We enjoyed avalanche lake hike. We did this later in the day and thought the light was perfect... read more

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cheryllpeters
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Michigan
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Beautiful hike that is fairly easy

Avalanche Lake is a great and very popular hike. Come early because parking fills up very fast... read more

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Brew3513
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Madison, Wisconsin
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We enjoyed avalanche lake hike. We did this later in the day and thought the light was perfect. It’s an easy hike- 5 miles with less than 1k elevation. We hung around the lake for a few hours and hiked back at dusk. The hike...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed yesterday

Avalanche Lake is a great and very popular hike. Come early because parking fills up very fast, especially during touristy season. Allot of up and down traversing on the trail but well worth it. Once you reach the lake you can hike about another 3/4...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We hiked this along the Going to the Sun Road. It was a nice hike on the west end of the park. Beautiful trees and when we got to the lake it was gorgeous!

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed January 27, 2019

the water was so clear the mountains reflected right off of the water. The hike down was well worth the breathtaking views. The only problem was I couldn't build my forever home right there with that view.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed December 7, 2018

This was an amazing winter hike. I have looked forward to doing it for a long time and it was all I had hoped for. It was 11 F (-12 C) when I started and stayed that way the entire time. Fortunately it was a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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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

Date of experience: September 2018
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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.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank laniet38
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

Date of experience: July 2018
2  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

Date of experience: June 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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AravindG42
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.
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ELKW
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.
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tiffanytQ5771JS
August 17, 2017|
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Response from kris10b_13 | Reviewed this property |
This particular hike took several hours. I'd plan for at least 4-5.
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