We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

Iceberg Lake Trail

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Glacier National Park, MT
Website
Description:

Hikers often wear bells and strike up loud conversations, so as not to...

Hikers often wear bells and strike up loud conversations, so as not to startle the bears on this back country trail.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 329 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 274
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Iceberg Lake Trail Hike

The scenery along this trail is beautiful. The trail takes you up to where big horn sheep and mountain goats feed. You are likely to see moose and grizzly bears. Don't forget... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Stephen T
,
Waycross, Georgia
Add Photo Write a Review

329 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 308: English reviews
Waycross, Georgia
Level Contributor
137 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The scenery along this trail is beautiful. The trail takes you up to where big horn sheep and mountain goats feed. You are likely to see moose and grizzly bears. Don't forget your bear spray.

Helpful?
Thank Stephen T
Port Charlotte, Florida
Level Contributor
40 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Fairly easy hike,maybe 5 hours for an average hiker We've been here 3 times Sometimes it's 40 degrees sometimes it's 15 degrees but only right at the lake

Helpful?
Thank Longhorn33981
Council Bluffs, Iowa
Level Contributor
21 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Took this hike with a group of people I met on the trail. This is a great trail. The first half mile is a little painful so make sure your rested. After that is is a steady climb. Awesome lake to end at.

Helpful?
Thank Tyson T
Copenhagen, Denmark
Level Contributor
97 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a very beautiful walk around 16 km over rugged terrain. It is a beautiful trail. But prepare for a walk around 5-6 hours.

Helpful?
Thank kasperfrank
Streamwood
Level Contributor
13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the hike up to iceberg lake, from swiftcurrent motor inn, was great. only first .2 mile is semi-steep; the rest of the almost 5 miles is gradual. take layers and hat for when you get to the lake. pit toilets available in 2 spots. we took Glacier Guides group trip since I was afraid of bears. we didn't see any,... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank M T
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

5 mile moderate difficulty hike that begins in Many Glacier. You are rewarded with an absolutely beautiful turquoise shimmering lake. This is bear country so take your bear spray!! Also the views getting to the final destination are pretty awesome as well. Don't forget 5 miles to get back to your car!!

Helpful?
1 Thank MikeyRope
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even on a wet, cold day we were rewarded with beautiful scenery. Easy walk, nothing too strenuous. Saw a moose. Lots of people use this trail, but still carried bear spray.

Helpful?
1 Thank flossyNsw
Phoenix
Level Contributor
97 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Trail starts at the hotel. Every step in new and fresh. Popular but never crowded, at least not in the rain.

Helpful?
Thank nyob
West Bloomfield, Michigan
Level Contributor
79 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hike to Iceberg Lake is about 10 miles round trip with some elevation gain. We pack a lunch and picnic at the lake. If you want a shorter hike don't go all the way to the lake and stop at Ptarmigan Falls. You have very scenic views all along the trail. We encountered a moose and a bear along... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank dlevitsky
newburyport
Level Contributor
12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We hiked this trail with our 6 and7 year old kids. It was a bit long for them. But the grade is nice not too steep. They did great to the waterfall which is about half way in. The lake was the highlight! My son sat on an iceberg !:) I tried to be the cool mom and dive in... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank aoknbpt

Travelers who viewed Iceberg Lake Trail also viewed

Glacier National Park, MT
Glacier National Park, MT
 
Glacier National Park, MT
Glacier National Park, MT
 

Been to Iceberg Lake Trail? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Iceberg Lake Trail and other visitors
7 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (7)

Questions? Get answers from Iceberg Lake Trail staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?