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“Super easy hike for everyone (including young kids)”
Review of Swiftcurrent Lake

Swiftcurrent Lake
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Owner description: A scenic lake.
Seattle, Washington
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Super easy hike for everyone (including young kids)”
Reviewed September 7, 2013

This is a super easy, 2.5 mile hike around a beautiful lake. My 3 year old son walked this hike easily and happily, I think in around 2 hours or less. A nice part is that the trail goes to Many Glacier Hotel which is a very nice place to stop at, view the lake and eat huckleberry ice cream or drink coffee.

Visited September 2013
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West Palm Beach, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
43 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Nice boat ride and hike”
Reviewed September 7, 2013

We took a morning boat ride on Swiftcurrent Lake to go on the ranger led hike to Lake Grinnell. You take a short hike after the first boat ride to Lake Josephine. Then another boat ride to the trailhead. The boat rides were nice with beautiful scenery. The hike with the ranger was great too. She gave us lots of interesting information. The hike was not too strenuous and we got to see more beautiful scenery.

Visited July 2013
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Manchester, Missouri
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“beautiful lake”
Reviewed September 6, 2013

Easy hike around this one to Lake Josephine and then on to Grinell Lake. The trail on the left (south) side of the lakes is much more level than the one on the right (north). We saw a moose bathing in Lake Josephine on the west edge.

Visited September 2013
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Hazlet
Level 6 Contributor
194 reviews
136 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
“Try the nature trail”
Reviewed September 5, 2013

After a long day of hiking to Iceberg Lake, we wanted a nice, non-strenuous walk before the sun went down. The Swiftcurrent Nature Trail was perfect. You can see the Hotel across the way - it's really tiny against the enormity of the mountains - and there is wildlife everywhere.
Also, you really should take the 1/4 mile side trail to see Lake Josephine. If you just stroll, it should take you about 2 hours out and back.

Visited August 2013
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BONANZA
Level 6 Contributor
208 reviews
86 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Wonderful Walk”
Reviewed August 25, 2013

We took the trail around Swiftcurrent Lake which is about 2.6 miles. Even in the mist, the trail was wonderful.

Take bear spray since bears are plentiful at Glacier National Park.

Visited August 2013
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