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Fun hike

We did this hike with our 3 kids, ages 7, 9, and 11. The trail is a little challenging and is 5... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Becky B
Pristine alpine lake

This is a short trail but make no mistake - it will take you awhile to reach the lake as it's about... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Michelle M
Belchertown, Massachusetts
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A popular hiking area within Glacier National Park.
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Reviewed yesterday

We did this hike with our 3 kids, ages 7, 9, and 11. The trail is a little challenging and is 5 miles round trip, but so worth it! Most of it is in the shade while you are walking, make sure to bring plenty...More

Thank Becky B
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a short trail but make no mistake - it will take you awhile to reach the lake as it's about 99% uphill. A good portion of it is shaded and it's connected to the Trail of the Cedars loop. We kept walking past...More

Thank Michelle M
Reviewed 4 days ago

we hiked this trail on July 3rd. I was with my husband and 7-year old boy. We were not prepared for this hike as our packs were heavy and had just finished a 6 hour bike ride along the valley. The trail head is found...More

2  Thank blueskkyflakes
Reviewed 4 days ago

This hike has one of the best reward views for relatively little effort. The 4 mile r/t trail is very well-trodden, wide and not overly steep. It rises from the parking lot off of the Going to the Sun Road and ends at the spectacular...More

1  Thank Seth M
Reviewed 5 days ago

This 4+ mile (round trip) hike is a great one for the family! Parts are easy to moderate with lots of beauty along the way. During the hike you will walk through the Trail of Cedars, cross Avalanche Gorge, and travel beside Avalanche Creek with...More

Thank Hamiltonh0414
Reviewed 5 days ago

We've done this trail a couple times when we didn't have much time. Most of it is uphill along a river through a forest. When you reach the lake, there is a beach that gives a great view of the mountain across the lake. There...More

Thank luv2travelez
Reviewed 6 days ago

This hike was nice and shaded, but not an easy walk. It's uphill most of the way and I found it difficult for me at times. I was glad I had my hiking poles. Part of the hike affords some amazing views or river down...More

1  Thank Faith S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is classified as an easy hike, and it was fantastic, mostly shady, but we would say it was moderate. It's very technical, you really have to watch your step and there is definitely steep parts. But when you come out of the forest and...More

Thank 651edwardf
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful trail. Very popular, easy trail with lots of hikers. Good for kids. Beautiful lake. Bring a snack and sit by the lake. We went to leave the lake and there was a black bear walking along the trail following another couple. Some kids came...More

2  Thank kerissa22
Reviewed 1 week ago

We love hiking to alpine lakes and find this one to be worth the effort--its not an easy hike by any means, but it is one that almost anyone can accomplish. On our recent hike we saw a man on crutches, an obviously pregnant woman,...More

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Aravind G
July 16, 2018|
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Response from s0niabarl0w | Reviewed this property |
Natural lake fed by glacial runoff which contains glacial flour (very fine silt) which causes the magnificent color of the water.
July 3, 2018|
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Response from Silvia M | Reviewed this property |
I think you are referring to the Avalanche Gorge. It’s off to the left (you’ll see a bridge). I’m guessing it’s about a 1/4 mile...if that.
August 17, 2017|
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Response from Kristen B | Reviewed this property |
This particular hike took several hours. I'd plan for at least 4-5.