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Easy hike, gorgeous the whole way!

I thought this hike was pretty easy, its only steep at the very beginner then its a gorgeous walk... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Emma H
Incredible, accessible trail with great payoff

Plan ahead and hit the trail. It's not difficult, but takes a bit of patience to hike the ~20 miles... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Brian S
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Santa Cruz, California
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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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Reviewed 2 days ago

I thought this hike was pretty easy, its only steep at the very beginner then its a gorgeous walk to the lake. I went in June after a heavy snow year so most of the lake was still frozen but regardless it was so beautiful....More

Thank Emma H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Plan ahead and hit the trail. It's not difficult, but takes a bit of patience to hike the ~20 miles round trip or so from Swiftcurrent to Iceberg and back. You'll see amazing valleys, vistas, flowers, birds, maybe even sheep and goat.... Take the take...More

1  Thank Brian S
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

Iceberg Lake is a popular hiking destination, and the trail that gets you there adds to the experience. The first part from the trailhead is through the trees, and has some quick moderate elevation gain - also some larger steps. Then you break out of...More

3  Thank Maxwell_III
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Reviewed 28 December 2017

This hike is about 11 miles roundtrip. The bear grass was in full bloom and gorgeous to hike through. We were able to get great pictures of wildflowers, waterfalls, and mountain views. Did have to hike over about a football field's length of snow to...More

2  Thank Klschick
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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Hiking to Iceberg Lake was phenomenal. The trail is clearly marked, and easy to follow. Proper hiking attire, including a Life straw water bottle with filter is a must. Most of the journey to the lake was uphill. We each had a water bottle, but...More

4  Thank 46Kay50
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Reviewed 17 December 2017

Hiked this trail with our Backroads Hiking group; it was stunning! It's a beautiful 10 mile round trip hike; the first part is switchbacks, and then the majority of the trail is a gradual incline (1,300 ft elevation climb). When you get to the lake,...More

2  Thank joyful1LasVegas
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Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

OMG, this is glacier! The trail head splits for this trail. We did the tunnel trail first which was def a strenuous hike. We met people who had hiked iceberg lake first and convinced us the trail was easy and flat. Well these nice people...More

2  Thank Amaris D
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

This was one of our favorite hikes while in Glacier National Park. While this has some elevation to it, it is pretty gradual and not too difficult. The length is probably more tiring. Sometimes you are in shade and sometimes in direct sun. The views...More

1  Thank TimbersHouse
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Reviewed 27 September 2017

It was great to see icebergs in late August!! Iceberg trail is one of the most powerful and beautiful hikes I've ever had, it's a 10 miles trail round trip took 5-6 hours. Good opportunity to see moose near the lake.

3  Thank reany1984
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Reviewed 25 September 2017

Went with the Park Ranger on this hike, he was a wealth of information and the hike was at an easy pace. Iceberg Lake was spectacular but the whole hike was very scenic

1  Thank Andy P
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CarrieAnneSutton
2 December 2017|
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Response from Scott F | Reviewed this property |
I agree. Too rocky. I might be difficult to hold the attention span that long. So many wonderful things to see that require less distance.
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bobs1961
25 August 2017|
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Response from Terrance1953 | Reviewed this property |
3 hours seems about correct.........take your time, take in the scenery. When I was there once with my kids years ago, like 25, I had some pictures developed and upon examination with a magnifying glass saw a grizzle bear... More
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Nita S
15 March 2017|
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Response from Mark_and_Neida | Reviewed this property |
I'm unsure as to how literally to take the question... the short answer would be yes, since the round-trip distance from the trailhead to the edge of Iceberg Lake and back is 9.7 miles.
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