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Iceberg Lake Trail

Glacier National Park, MT
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This was probably my most favorite out and back hike that we completed in Glacier National Park... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
TextMeLater
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Columbus, Ohio
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If you're going to Iceberg Lake, there's only one trail. It is scenic, but what difference does it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
alexwolf2016
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Green Cove Springs, Florida
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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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  • Very good9%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was probably my most favorite out and back hike that we completed in Glacier National Park! The 9.6 mile round trip starts at the trailhead located behind the cabins that are behind the Swiftcurrent Motor Inn. Get here early as parking can be tricky....More

Thank TextMeLater
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're going to Iceberg Lake, there's only one trail. It is scenic, but what difference does it make?

Thank alexwolf2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hike this in the morning. Trail is mostly shaded then, but lots of sun later. A little climbing at the start, but mostly flat.

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of my favorite hikes ever! It's about 10 miles round trip, but totally worth the trip. We saw a mule deer and a grizzly, and the views of the lake and mountains were awesome. Kids are 6, 10 and 12 and they all loved...More

Thank JerryApel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were able to hike all the way to the like with a 6 and 10 year old in 6 hours. It was completely worth it but here are some tips: - Bears love this trail. In fact it was closed the day after due...More

3  Thank HeatherL518
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were about 4 miles into the hike and realized it wasn't a good idea to continue because of the time as it would mean returning late in the day with no other hikers. Since we had already seen a grizzly along our way, we...More

4  Thank iksnir
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was one of our favorite hikes from our trip. The hike has stunning views! And the lake at the end is well worth it. Great spot to eat lunch and take in how beautiful the lake is. Many people swim out to an iceberg...More

2  Thank Shelby050
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Trail goes up very evenly so it is easy to get to the lake without too much trouble. Very even steepness to the whole 5 miles up to the lake. Some spots with mud but minimal. Were there when everything was in bloom so beautiful....More

1  Thank Mike5466
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a nice hike to the lake and ice is still floating around in it through the end of July. Bring a bottle of wine or champagne, cheese, bread, and put the bottle in the ice cold water. It is chilled in less than 10...More

3  Thank Terrance1953
Reviewed 8 April 2017

This hike has it all and its an easy one for avid hikers. For casual visitors who are not fairly fit, it can be a challenge. There is a steep climb when you first start out and then a long steady climb until you finally...More

11  Thank MaryEllenM27
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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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mrsmuddypaws
13 March 2017|
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Response from JsDeitch |
Dogs can provoke defensive behaviors in bears. Bears are extremely frequent in this region. I wouldn't take a dog, allowed or not.
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lhbbr549
22 January 2017|
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Response from k2kelley | Reviewed this property |
Route usually difficult to access until end of June, and lake still fully covered at that time. Might still be snow crossing at that time also. Mid-July, starts to break up
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