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Stood on an iceberg!

Easy hike takes you up the valley along a system of creeks and small lakes. Very little elevation change, scenic waterfalls, and a very good choice for moose-spotting. We did this one on a rainy day which made for zero traffic.

Great scenery throughout this hike. We did the ptarmigan tunnel trail in the morning and did this one in the afternoon from the split off. Nice way to do it as it was busy going up to the lake with everybody leaving, but very quiet at the lake itself as everybody had mostly left already. Great lake to jump in if you can take it (still not as cold as grinnell glacier lake!) with Crystal clear water and amazing icebergs to stand on and jump off! Great experience all round for the whole family.

Smokey and can hardly see the West shoreline of Macdonald lake. Not much to see with the smoke. Relatively easy trail. My 62 year old mother made it up with many breaks and minimal complaints. Not much shade so much more enjoyable earlier in the morning.

Super easy, beautiful trail through a magical forest with exceptional views of lakes and mountains. The greenery was amazing - I’ve never hiked through anything that lush before. Lots of shade the entire hike. Glacial lake is beautiful. Easy to see Hidden Falls as well on the trail - look for the sign, only 0.3km from the main trail. The trail doesn’t require formal hiking gear or poles. Would make for a great trail run!

hiking
5 days ago

Absolutely stunning hike with a Great Lake at the end to take a dip. Only downsides were the bear sightings that caused the trail to become closed and a little too many people for my liking.

backpacking
5 days ago

Took the boat out of Waterton, Alberta, Canada. 1 hour ride to the US border across the lake to Montana. The hike itself is an easy 2.8-3.0 mile semi flat hike to Kootenai Lake. At the lake, moose, swans, osprey, and loons were spotted.
Recommend quite a bit of mosquito repellent on this hike when you go through the thimble berry bushes.

Not sure how this trail ended up being labeled as a “hard” trail - I would say it’s more on the easy/moderate end. Trail is clearly marked, flat, no scree, no scrambling, relatively moderate incline with a little bit of a more steep ending but by no means should this trail be considered “hard.” Could do it without proper hiking shoes even! No poles needed. Made it up 1:30, down in 1:05. Views are okay at the top but not as incredible as other hikes in GNP.

What a great hike with a gentle graded trail to a firetower with awesome views.

hiking
7 days ago

Hiked this trail on 08/09 and it was on day 2 of being open after being closed due to bear activity. It was a beautiful hike up to the lake but keep in mind that on a sunny day, it can be kind of brutal because there is very little shade along the way. On our return, we ran into a pretty decent sized Grizzly right off the side of the trail so make sure to bring bear spray & make some noise! Worth it!

The trail offers little shade, but my friend and I did the trail super early in the morning so it was a nice cool hike up. That part of the forest actually burned down about 15 years ago and all the trees are now the same height (around 7-8 feet tall). Some really awesome views even though it's pretty smoky this time of year. It only takes about two hours to hike up, but I would definitely recommend getting an early start to avoid the heat.

Fantastic views, babbling brooks, a powerful waterfall and Iceberg Lake is worth the trip. From the look of tracks in the snow around the lake, the wildlife loves to play in this spot, too.

great hike

very beautiful hike from start to the top - highly recommended - expect to have a lot of bites by aggressive flies - longsleeve clothing can help.
done August 5 2018

backpacking
11 days ago

Beautiful if you can find your way down to it! Desperately wanted to spend the night. Was at the top looking down on Crater Lake but trail was hard to follow. It appears to lead you through a Bush-whacking stretch but if you find yourself doing that then you missed the narrow little, hard-left turn that seemingly only takes you to an overlook. As I was later told, you need to follow over (along the top of that rock) and trail continues on other side. It is thick bear country — evidence in my pic of large scat at ‘end of trail’.

hiking
11 days ago

Great hike with a climb to the summit. The official route has you go left around the scree field, not to the right and up the scree, despite seeing multiple people do the later. From the summit you have great 360 degree views including the full highline trial.

Spectacular! Long but relatively easy after the first little bit. Saw several grizzly bears along the way.

super rad

hiking
13 days ago

Great hike. Nice views along the way. Iceberg lake itself is overhyped, but everything else made it worth it.

on Iceberg Lake Trail

hiking
14 days ago

Aug 1 - Awesome lake. Better view if you rest on the top of the boulder field and look back down. The floating glacier is hard enough that you can jump over. The Blouder field is the most confusing part as there aren't much markings around. Only way you know it's the path is the smaller gravel and flatter rocks.

carry bear spray.

Grinnell Lake is a spectacular setting. We hiked it with our three teenagers. If you are reasonably fit, you can handle it. It is fairly flat and ended up being near 8 miles round trip. I had some trouble with distance combined with heat, but I overheat easily. The folks that said to take the north side of Lake Josephine were right. It is much more picturesque, but it is longer. The boat ride would have been a great way to shorten the hike, but we didn’t book in advance and when we got there at around 11 am, there were only 3 tickets left on the 4:30 boat. Also, know that parking is very limited and it is best to get there early. Not much wildlife, but we did see a female moose in one of the lakes from a distance and heard others say they saw a bull moose, they we never saw it. Lastly, we ate at the dining room of the Many Glaciers Hotel. Great hamburgers, nice wait staff and fairly reasonable pricing given the location.

hiking
17 days ago

Really enjoyed this trail! Yes, there are a lots of trees, but still very pretty to look at. The wobble bridge, if you take the trail to the Grinnell Lake, very entertaining! The bugs were BAD this year, I ended up with lots of bites, my own fault for not wearing any spray. But hey, it's nature, not that big of a deal. The far side of lake was very pretty, not as well maintained but lots of wildflowers and cool trees to view.

hiking
17 days ago

Amazing views are worth the scary and laborous hike. The entire way to the butte is on the side of a hill no wider than 4 feet which was not mentioned in any reading up I had done before going. Bring plenty of water.

hiking
17 days ago

Start Early! This is a great hike but much of it is exposed so it would be very hot to be walking uphill into the sun. I have hiked this twice on hot days but it was fine if you start around 9 am. The falls are a nice half way point and the flowers and icebergs are awesome.

hiking
18 days ago

So I'll have a full trail breakdown available thursday, but to the summit it's close to 4 miles and nearly 2200 ft of ele gain. The views are paramount and trek well worth it. Abundant wildlife all around - even had a marmot buddy up when I hit the summit. There is class 3 throughout with class 4 depending on which Cairns you follow. HMU if you have any q's
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hiking
18 days ago

Did this hike on 7/25. My boyfriend and I drove to Many Glacier to look around and on our drive decided to do this hike last minute. SUPER glad we did because it was amazing. As other reviews say it was definitely hard in the beginning. I have arthritis and asthma so it was pretty challenging for me but if I can do it, lots of others can too. It's a little longer of a hike than I usually do but it was fun, challenging, and the view at the end is worth it.
Theres a lake that has no icebergs before the actual Iceberg lake so don't be fooled, thats not it, keep going. The lake with no icebergs in it is super clear and blue. There is a small cliff with and easy ledge to get out of the lake. If we had our swimsuits we would have jumped in.
There was also a female and male moose near the top that made it extra special.

hiking
19 days ago

This was an absolutely gorgeous hike. The wildflowers were in bloom, and the surrounding mountains were gorgeous. Most of the trail is open to direct sunlight, so make sure to put on that sunscreen! There are also a lot of bugs on this trail, I would suggest bug spray as well. One thing I will say about our trail experience would be that there were an excessive number of people on the trail and at the lake. The hike itself is relatively easy, with slightly steep areas in the beginning of the hike. Keep bear spray at the ready, and make noise around blind curves so as not to startle a bear. We saw grizzlies from a distance. Iceberg Lake, situated in the shadows of the mountains, is worth this 10 mile round trip hike. The view is absolutely breathtaking!

It was our first hike of our 8 day trip. Great hike with a fantastic destination. Took our shoes off when we got there to put our feet in...SO COLD! It is important to start early if you want fewer people and more animals. We saw moose and bears and so many beautiful flowers. A must on the list. Pack bug spray and sunscreen the way back is full sun along the mountain side and the forest is had flies galore once you get close to noon and it warms up.

hiking
20 days ago

Super short hike, great for younger kids. Beautiful scenery. There is a second trail that follows the river. Definitely worth the stop!

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