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Iceberg Lake Trail

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Address: Glacier National Park, MT
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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.

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Best Hike in the Park

Of the three days we spend hiking in Glacier NP, this was by far the best hike. Besides the distance, the hardest part of the hike is the first climb up (~ 1/2 hr.) After that... read more

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Monroeville, Pennsylvania
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Monroeville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Of the three days we spend hiking in Glacier NP, this was by far the best hike. Besides the distance, the hardest part of the hike is the first climb up (~ 1/2 hr.) After that it is simply a continuous slow gentle climb to the lake. I started out about 7:30 so practically had the trail to myself, which... More 

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Waterton Lakes National Park, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a great day hike because the climb is very easy and the lake is unlike anything I've ever seen before. The water is such an incredible shade of blue and the icebergs are so cool. I saw people of all ages and abilities on this hike. Be sure to pack plenty of food and water because it is... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

my feet were sore, bears near the trail, long 10 mile hike - yet felt like much shorter with so much to see. big wind gusts at the lake so take a jacket. gorgeous views while you get there, it went fast.

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N Saint Paul
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Tougher hike 5 miles up, 5 miles down. Bring lots of water and lunch for the peak, because you won't want to leave.

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Lethbridge, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow- I don't know if I have ever done a more beautiful hike. The scenery is just breathtaking the entire duration of the hike. If you are looking for a moderate day hike in the Glacier park, look no further. It's not a very strenuous hike for most of the way, but it does get a little steeper through parts... More 

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Miinnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hike takes most of the day. The start of the hike is the hardest, but it levels off more or less the reset of the hike. Well worth it.

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Thank Corvair65
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm so glad I did this hike. It was well worth the effort. Parking was an issue. The swift current lodge was full. We had to park even further back. That was the only downside. Otherwise the tail was well marked and easy to follow.

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Madrid
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I loved this trail. First .2 miles were difficult but after that it was a great walk. I only went half way but it was great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The most challenging part of the hike is in the first 1 mile where you climb up the side of the mountain... after that, it is a gradual climb along the valley wall. Beautiful scenery. Pit toilets available at the halfway point near the waterfall. The waterfall is a nice place to stop if needed, sit and have a sandwich... More 

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the best walk I did in a week of walking in Glacier. Not a strenuous walk and go early - I set off at 7 and saw no-one and had the lake to myself for half an hour. On the way down I must have passed 100+ people so goodness knows what it would be like when they... More 

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