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“Spring summer or fall the creek is beautiful!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of McDonald Creek

McDonald Creek
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Owner description: Too small for boating, this river provides an excellent place for hiking.
Texas
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283 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“Spring summer or fall the creek is beautiful!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2013

In the spring the creek is usually wild and at flood stage from the snow melt. Summer the creek is average and flowing nicely, and in fall there is even less water in the creek. You can take a nice hike along the creek and see the creek from overlooks, easy hike from the parking area.

Visited September 2013
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Iowa City, Iowa, United States
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“Sometimes parking can be tricky but a lovely waterfall and easy walk”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

Easy walk from parking area especially if its later in the day it's not do crowded. Waterfall is beautiful, creek is pretty blue, and you can see dippers, the birds, darting in and out all around! Great place to cool your toes.

Visited July 2013
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Titusville
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“Beautiful from the bridge”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2013

This is easy access from road and once at the bridge you have a great view of the cascading water flowing under the bridge. You can carefully walk down below the bridge and get some nice pictures of the cascades under it. Limited parking. Hint: Look down from the road to the blue pool and you will be amazed at how clear it is and that you can see clear to the bottom. This is one of those "less advertised" features that you will treasure. Finally, stop a little way up the road and shot a picture of the river with the bridge in the distance.

Visited July 2013
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Whitefish, Montana
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“Great Place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2013

I love this place. Timing is important if you want to see it at it's best. Late spring/easrly summer when the snow melt runoff is at it's peak is the best. The water can really be forceful and spectacular to see. It settles down a lot as the summer goes on. Well worth pulling off the road and the short hike.

Visited July 2012
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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“Just like in the movies!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2012

Stop and take a look at this fast flowing creek. for a real treat make sure you stop at the pulloff halfway between the end of lake Mcdonald and the walk of the cedars. Their is a hiking path that goes down and then onto a bridge across the creek. you want this bridge.

Now walk to the middle of that bridge and look upstream and you will get a knowing smile. Every single tour video I have ever seen has taken a long shot from that spot it is so spectacular. The shots across Lake Mcdonald at Qpgar Village may be the most Common shot taken, but this is the one everyone really wants. The flowing water over the rocks is spectacular at all times of the year.

The walk to that spot is less than 1/4 mile and totally worth it so bring your gear! I found it by accident on my trip and took a bunch of photos. I am always pleased now when I see promotional shots of glacier park and they are just like the shots I have and it gives me a knowing smile . so i share this secret spot with you so you can share in the thrill

Visited May 2012
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