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Iceberg Lake

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Address: Glacier National Park, MT
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This spectacular lake, bordered on three sides by mountains and located...

This spectacular lake, bordered on three sides by mountains and located 1,000 feet above the trailhead, has patches of ice even in the warmest months.

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Amazing!

Ack! I thought we'd never get there but amazingly, we did. What an incredible place to see. After years of the trail being closed for various reasons, i.e., a mountain lion... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Bartlett, Tn
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Bartlett, Tn
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Ack! I thought we'd never get there but amazingly, we did. What an incredible place to see. After years of the trail being closed for various reasons, i.e., a mountain lion and bear were fighting over a mountain goat carcass one year so the Rangers had to close it off one year], we finally got to do this hike. Yes!... More 

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Boston
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a freat day hike. Long though. Over 11 miles round trip but not technical and the elevation change is nice and gradual. Bring bear spray as this is definitely bear country! The lake is a huge payoff as you can't see it until the very end of the hike. Stunning for sure.

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Durham, NC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The startlingly blue waters and icebergs are well worth the hike. Though the hike itself is just as memorable (if not more so).

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Dearborn, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yes it can be crowded, but it was worth it. We packed a lunch and ate by the lake. What a beautiful location!!

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Jasper, Georgia
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

4.8 stunning miles from Swiftcurrent to Iceberg Lake was worth it. It was only difficult in a few stretches. We were treated to alpine views and meadows of blooming bear grass and wildflowers. There was a crowd at the final destination as it was lunchtime and the view at the lake was unlike anything I've ever seen before. I dare... More 

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Paramount, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

This isn't an easy hike, but the views along the way and once you get to the lake our worth it! I've done it several times, once in the rain! I wouldn't recommend that - it was pretty cold. If the weather is good, plan to spend some time hanging out at the lake.

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Carlisle, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

This is a gradual, but well-protected hike that is mostly in sun. We saw both moose and elk right on the path and had to jump off. The trail leaves from very near Swiftcurrent Inn. Many small icebergs in late June.

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Thank LDSPd
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

It is a 10 mile round trip hike that is moderately challenging- elevations, somewhat narrow trails in parts, slippery rocks and ice/snow on trail. But it is absolutely a beautiful lake and trail. Highly recommend having your own individual bear spray and talking loudly for your protection when you are hiking here/GNP. Hikers about two mile in front of us... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

I was almost snowed out from finishing, but good thing I brought travels for winter hiking, not necessarily snow snows

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

We hiked to Iceberg Lake with kids 9-11 yo. It was our first lengthy hike and they did it quite well. The hike is beautiful, and not too challenging. There were still icebergs int he lake at the end of August. We got there around 1pm, however, in 2 hours they all sort of drifted away and melted. The est... More 

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