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hiking
19 hours ago

We began our hike at 1:30 pm when the sun was high - it was warm but worked to our advantage on the return as there was shade our entire descent (5:30-8:00pm). The trail was quite busy on our ascent but quiet on the return. Several springs and Ptarmigan Falls offered relief along the way. The lake is stunning - well worth the effort with our 8 & 11 year olds! Many icebergs were in the water and we even witnessed a chunk fall into the water while there. Stunning views all along the trail - if you’re in East Glacier do not miss! Also, bring your bug spray, bear spray and sunscreen! The bugs were really thick in the afternoon.

Hike is good. Best part of it is the extra mile to Grinnel Glacier overview.
High traffic, start before 7:15am if you want to beat the crowd.
Not a single berry on the whole trail so bear danger is close to none.(mid July).

hiking
1 day ago

Views are outrageous, felt constantly like I was going to fall off the side of the cliff. Switchbacks were rough but doable. The end finishes with four miles of downhill and that was the worst part. We are pretty proud of ourselves for finishing

Going to this hike Friday 7/19 or Saturday 7/20! Female solo hiker if anyone else would like company or dosent mind one more to add to a group feel free to text or call 9188431335.

Going to this hike Friday 7/19 or Saturday 7/20! Female solo hiker if anyone else would like company or dosent mind one more to add to a group feel free to text or call 9188431335.

Long, exposed, dry, and, to me, outside of the views a real trudge. The views are wonderful but can be had elsewhere in the park on less gruelling hikes. Due to fire the lower half of the usual hike down to The Loop is also dry and exposed. Using the shuttles to go either way is frustrating as they are almost always full going up in the morning and full going down in the afternoon. Despite popular opinion, skip this one and hike from Siyeh Bend to Sunrift Gorge instead.

Great hike!!! The views of the valley and mountains are awesome. And it’s hard to describe how incredible the lake is. You have to see it to understand. We also saw a moose as we got closer to the lake!! We went with the family today, which includes our youngest, who’s 8 years old. He did well on the hike up and was super excited as he played in the lake. He got a little tired on the way back, but that might be because it’s not as exciting hiking back to the car. :)

Watch out for the chipmunks and ground squirrels at the lake. They’re used to hikers grabbing a bite there and aren’t afraid to steal some food.

Also, we got to the motor inn around 9:15am and the motor inn lot filled up right after we got there. I’m guessing people started to park on the road by around 9:30 because there wasn’t any space left in the lot.

Beautiful trail! Definitely worth it.

One of those ideal hikes that’s about the journey and the destination. Fantastic vista views, forest trails, waterfalls, and an unreal lake at the end. Steep incline at the very beginning but don’t be fooled - trail levels off after that for a very gradual incline the whole way. Get there very early to avoid crowds, bugs, and heat (half the trail is pretty exposed). Not nearly as crowded as Avalanche or Hidden Lake but still quite a few people, seems like late morning is busiest time.

Heavily trafficked walk in the park! Steep incline the first quarter mile, then leveled off to fairly even ground for the rest. Don’t be afraid to jump in once you get there!

on Iceberg Lake Trail

hiking
3 days ago

Breathtaking views the entire way but just spectacular at the lake destination. Watch out for grizzly bears and mosquitoes however

hiking
3 days ago

Like all trails in this amazing park it’s nothing short of insanely beautiful. Literally icebergs floating in a caldera looking lake at the end of a trail. Gorgeous wildflowers line your hike the entire way.

hiking
3 days ago

Possibly top 3 hikes in the US. Wild life everywhere and not a terribly difficult hike with views every step of he way.

hiking
3 days ago

All I have to say is wow! Steep ascent with gusty winds at times make this not just challenging but extremely rewarding. I would not attempt this without being in great shape. This trail is only .6 miles long itself but shares the trail with high line making it the distance listed on this app. The view of Grinnell Glacier is unreal but make sure you go all the way to he top for the best views. Mid July and we experienced hard hail at our ascent. Be prepared!

Excellent hike to Nina ridge lookout with the start being at bowman lake. There were two negatives for me personally and that was 1) the mosquitos (crazy) and 2) a lengthy dirt road to get to the trail. However that also allows you to go to Polebridge which is an exceptionally cool little town (if you can even call it that) with baked good that are to die for.

We did part of this trail, we started at the gunsight pass parking lot and went as far as we could which according to my gps watch was 8.6 miles, and 8 on my husbands apple watch, before we hit a big sheet of snow that we could not cross, this was above the lake before the pass, we tryed to test out a couple of feet, and couldn't do it, it is slippery snow and you can't really make foot holes with the running shoes we had on, maybe with clamp ons :/ most of the hike was scenic, we saw a moose that heard us from probably half a mile away and took off running. The trail was pretty overgrown, your legs are getting rubbed most of the trail.

hiking
4 days ago

Lovely trail. A bit heavy foot traffic but not bad. Take bear spray!! Not good for small children.

trail running
4 days ago

Fantastic run! We had to turn back about 11 miles in due to a steep snowfield that was impassable still. but gorgeous run. Highly recommend.

Best destination hike I’ve ever done. So pretty. Go early- beat the crowds AND the bugs. We were on the trail by 830. Saw a few people. On the way back after 1240-yikes, Dear God, it was crowded. And hot! There’s a lot of exposed trail on the latter end with no shade so I’m imagining those hiking had to be miserable. At least the icy lake at the end could cool them off. Baby waterfalls and one big waterfall about 1/2way frequent the path. Fortunate enough to see a female mouse grazing the hillside. Views for days. And then the lake-There’s no adequate words in the English language to describe Iceberg Lake. Think of a mermaids tail and you might be close in visualizing the glorious color of the water. Don’t miss this hike!

hiked on 7/9
We took one of the first shuttles out of apgar (if you can, get on a shuttle asap, lines get busy and crowded fast). From there we started at Logan Pass, traveling to the Grinnell Glacier overlook (absolute must see, thigh burner but worth it!) Once you get to the end of the overlook trail you may climb up a few more hills (at your own risk, trails are not marked but many people still climb up them) to gain a better vantage point for pictures. After that we hiked to the Chalet where we ate lunch and took a break. Finally we walked down to the loop (very big elevation drop). The loop shuttle stop was very crowded, I recommend trying to get there as early as possible. Overall one of the best hikes I've ever been on. Pictures from the Grinnell Glacier overlook rival those from my havasupai trip! If in glacier, it's a must see!

hiking
6 days ago

Pretty hike - also pretty crowded. Not very challenging, the elevation gain is very, very gradual. Enjoyed the scenery of the hike more than the actual lake itself but it was hailing when we got to the lake.

hiking
6 days ago

Did this hike from Jackson Overlook to Lake McDonald in a long day. It was absolutely stunning to go from the crowds of the Going To The Sun Road to nearly complete isolation near the top of the Pass. Bear spray is the obvious thing to bring but I would highly, highly recommend crampons and an ice ax for traversing the multiple long snowfields. I did not have them and would've really liked the peace of mind of having them because one bad step would've sent me tumbling quite a ways. Also keep an eye out for territorial mountain goats near the high spots and keep an eye out for construction at the Sperry Lodge as they rebuild from the 2017 fire.

7 days ago

best hike i’ve ever done. i was sceptical reading the reviews at first but it’s absolutely incredible. if you have one day in glacier, do this - you won’t be disappointed.

wouldn’t categorise it as difficult, although the descent from the chalet to the loop car park is hard on the knees after awhile. “heavily trafficked” was still fine, nowhere near as crowded as i expected. plenty of time with only us in sight. start early to avoid the heat of the day for the last 4 miles, which offer little in the way of shade.

We loved it. It’s a beautiful hike with a nice and steady elevation gain throughout the whole hike (except for the very first part).
There are a lot of bugs. Bring spray.

Did this in mid-June. Even with the wind and rain the views along the trail are amazing. The ascent is gradual, nothing strenuous, just take your time walking across the snowfield. Don't be fooled by the first lake, continue on the trail for the main event. Totally worth it!

hiking
9 days ago

This is one of best hike in Glacier national park. It is little bit steep at the start but gradually flat towards the end. There is waterfall on the route where people usually rest for a while and also there is pit toilet near the waterfall.

I encounter forest ranger on the route and he told usually bear roam around the trail in early morning and late evening which is usual time for bear to search for food. People have also mentioned about seeing mountain lion. But if we go in group and make noise while hiking, we should be fine

I would definitely recommend this hike because of the iceberg lake view which is beautiful and breathtaking

Moderate and well populated so less of a bear worry even though it is apparently a bear frequented area. Very gorgeous and prob one of the most rewarding day hikes you can do. These icy spots won't be around for forever so enjoy! and clean up after yourself!

hiking
10 days ago

Amazing views from the trail. Hiked early July. Started at Logan Pass, ran into some snow patches along the way but nothing a good pair of boots cannot manage. I hiked up the additional 0.6 miles to the glacier overlook. Toughest part of the whole hike. Very steep but the views! Oh my the views of both sides of the divide were all worth it! Do it if you have the time. I descended via to the loop trail head after stopping at the Chalet for lunch. Highly recommend this trail. I'll do it again.

If anyone would like to do the highline hike tomorrow 07/10 and would like some extra company...I'm hiking by myself and would love to hike with others. 949-573-5884!

hiking
10 days ago

Hiked this on August 20, 2015. Did this trail on a ranger-led excursion focusing on geology. Super interesting, amazing views, frequent stops made it doable even for hikers without much experience. Iceberg Lake itself is absolutely stunning. Definitely one of those things you can't believe you're seeing when you get there.

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