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Iceberg Lake Trail

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Address: Glacier National Park, MT
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Hikers often wear bells and strike up loud conversations, so as not to...

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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Beautiful scenery - Like all of Glacier

This is a moderate trial to hike, with eye popping views everywhere. Well marked and fairly busy, it's an easy trail. We did encounter Grizzly's a sow with 2 cubs, so don't go... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Bend, Oregon
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Bend, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a moderate trial to hike, with eye popping views everywhere. Well marked and fairly busy, it's an easy trail. We did encounter Grizzly's a sow with 2 cubs, so don't go without bear spray and enough knowledge to use it. We weren't in danger, but that can change in about 10 seconds with mama.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

Awesome hike with a refreshing swim at the end! About 6 miles with two teenage daughters that did it comfortably. The

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Long Island City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Went on this hike with my son and husband. First I was hesitant, but I am so glad I went on the hike. We went in June, but it was still cool and rainy when we went. Pack a light jacket and poncho if chance of rain. The views of mountain goats at the end of the hike were great.... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Into the polar bear plunge? Many people jump into the lake after the hike... hike is beautiful lots of spots to sit and enjoy the lake after the climb.

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Miami, Florida, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

This is one of the many trails at Glacier NP. It offers great vistas of lakes and forested areas. You'll have a chance to see wildlife including mountain goats. It is a medium type of trail, not too hard for two 69 year old.

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Lancaster, PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Starts out steep, but don't let that scare you. After the initial ascent the trail is fairly gentle. You'll pass through several types of terrain, from alpine meadow to cedar and pine woods that smell amazing, with lots of beautiful views out across the glacier-dug valley. There's quite a bit of water crossing the trail, as the peaks to the... More 

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Simpsonville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

While I loved the views along hike to Grinnell Glacier, the changing terrain on this hike to Iceberg Lake made it even more enjoyable. If you only could do one hike in GNP, I would repeat Iceberg Lake trail. Wonderful picnic spot along the lake. It is breathtaking and prettier destination than Grinnell Glacier. Would love to do it again!

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Waycross, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

The scenery along this trail is beautiful. The trail takes you up to where big horn sheep and mountain goats feed. You are likely to see moose and grizzly bears. Don't forget your bear spray.

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Fairly easy hike,maybe 5 hours for an average hiker We've been here 3 times Sometimes it's 40 degrees sometimes it's 15 degrees but only right at the lake

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Council Bluffs, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Took this hike with a group of people I met on the trail. This is a great trail. The first half mile is a little painful so make sure your rested. After that is is a steady climb. Awesome lake to end at.

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