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One of the first hikes we did in the NW and we were hooked after that. Hiking through old cedar, often next to a raging river, only to be rewarded with a beautiful crystal clear lake surrounded by mountains.

Absolutely amazing. Lake Francis is where my husband proposed to me so it will always hold a special place in my heart. The views here are out of this world. In my opinion nothing compares to GNP.

We did see a grizzly after we left this trail to head to Waterton so bring bear spray!!!!

Beautiful hike through the old growth cedars along the creek, ending at a glacial lake with great waterfalls and thick plant life everywhere!

a long yet if your up for the 14 mile hike and XC skiing well worth it hike! amazing views from the start to finish! We thought we would be the only people up there, but there was about 6 other people behind us. make sure to start early, it took us about 12 hours, because of the road being closed 5 miles before the trail!!!

First hike I completed in the park and the view you are rewarded with at the end is well worth it. Be sure to carry bear spray, even though it is a very popular hike and almost always crowded during tourist season you still have a chance at seeing a bear.

A short and easy hike through the woods with a spectacular lake framed with mountains at the end and a nice stream with small waterfalls at the beginning. The chipmunks and golden-mantled ground squirrels by the lake are so used to human presence, you can observe them from closer up than anywhere else I've ever been.
If you have a half-afternoon free and happen to be in the area, this hike is an absolute must! Just expect parking to be somewhat difficult at peak season, as the hike is very popular.

hiking
3 months ago

Hike to lookout deck is busy and crowded but nice vistas. Was there end of August so air wis a bit thick with smoke . Trail after lookout is nice with long gradual descent until final 1/4 mile which is steep with many switchbacks . Nice hike.

Nice shady moderate hike for our last day in Glacier after being beat up from all the other hikes of our trip. The lake is so pretty and the falls into it are breathtaking.

hiking
3 months ago

Views had my jaw dropping the whole time. Within the fist 20 minutes a Grizzly was spotted and we got to see him playing in the water with binoculars. We were unable to go to lake shore as it was closed due to high Grizzly activity. Mountain goats were all over the place unphased by humans and licking the handrails for the salt. waterfalls from the gorgeous glaciers everywhere.

make sure you go on a clear day or you will be disappointed. the view at the end is fantastic

Busy trail, but the lake at the end is worth it!

hiking
5 months ago

Great short trail with plenty of great photo opportunities! Hiking or snowshoeing

Nice and somewhat easy hike! It was extremely busy but that did not stop us from enjoying it. Once we hit Avalanche Lake we took a little break, dipped our toes in the water and enjoyed the beautiful scenery!

Easy hike with great views on the beginning and end of the trail! Avalanche Lake is well worth it!

Great hike, fast and easy. Lake was gorgeous. Fishing was slow but successful.

hiking
5 months ago

Good hike, not very strenuous. Next time I'll bring my fishing rod.

hiking
6 months ago

Hiked this in mid/late June, by far my favorite hike of the trip. Parking wasn't bad - we got there early. Lots of people milling about, only about 1/2 actually seemed to climb through the snow to the lookout point.
Then you're fairly alone on the trail once you start heading down from the lookout. We saw about 5 other people at the bottom by the lake. The weather was warm, we ended up shedding layers after the hike. Definitely glad we brought poles through the snowy trek to the bottom.

on Hidden Lake Trail

hiking
6 months ago

I hiked this trail years ago when I lived there. it was beautiful!

hiking
6 months ago

Hoards of people on the first 1/4-1/2 of the trail. Most won't make it or past the overlook. Practice trail etiquette! Stay on the trail and off the fragile vegetation! Don't feed the ground squirrels! Give the goats and sheep 25 yards of space!

Nice, easy trail to some really cool views. If you can go in the fall, it's quieter with less people.

easy trail, dusty and very overused. beautiful destination hike.

Very well maintained trail with some fantastic waterfall views. The uphill stretches are not too bad and I would recommend this trail for all skill levels. Views at the lake are unreal! I would suggest finding a parking spot early as it fills up pretty quick.

hiking
7 months ago

Absolutely amazing. Great hike down to the lake, full of spectacular views of the lake. The lake is so beautiful. Many nice places to sit by the shore of the lake.

hiking
7 months ago

Very crowded. Beautiful hike, saw bighorn sheep, goats, marmots... hike to the lake, its worth it!

Lots of variety...big cedars, waterfall, rushing stream, beautiful tranquil lake. Enjoyed this hike with our family. Good "training" hike before trying difficult hikes. Spend some time by the lake and by the falls. Beautiful.

Bit crowded, but that's because it's a very accessible hike with some beautiful scenery. Highly recommended

stunning. I have done this trail many times and it's always gorgeous. the gorge at the start is incredible, as well as the walk through the old trees on the boardwalk.

hiking
7 months ago

fantastic family hike, excellent views. lots of plants and animals!!!

Five stars for the view once you get part the large crowds, but be prepared to deal with a lot of people. The hike down to the lake is quite steep when you come back up, but not too taxing.

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