wild flowers






nature trips





kid friendly

trail running

no dogs


horseback riding


An early addition to the National Park Service (park #10), Glacier National Park in Montana turned 100 on May 11, 2010. The park is immense, with 1 million acres (4,047 km2), 300 lakes and a reach of 1,584 square miles (4,103 km2). The park is considered the centerpiece of a vast region of protected land that includes some 16,000 square miles (41,440 km2). The park features some 700 miles of hiking trails and supports all manner of outdoor activities, such as biking, boating, fishing, and horseback riding. There are 13 campgrounds that allow for roughly 1000 campsites. Other accommodation options include hotels, inns, lodges and motels. Part of Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, this park has over 50 remaining glaciers and 130 named lakes under the tall Rocky Mountain peaks. There are historic hotels and a landmark road in this region of rapidly receding glaciers. These mountains, formed by an overthrust, have the world's best sedimentary fossils from the Proterozoic era.

Great little hike with beautiful views of rushing water through the rocks on your way to the lake. Lake looks better with higher water levels but the view of the mountains when you get there make it worth it regardless

We went in August of this past year. Very challenging but totally worth it. It feels other-worldly at the top

Some ambiguity with signage while on trail. Beware of signs for a horse loop which is the wrong way. Stay with signs toward avalanche. .

Great trail. A bit steep in places but my in laws were able to make the trek. An absolutely stunning trail with lots of wild life to see. The falls and lake at the end are worth the hike.

1 day ago

Great trail with beautiful views throughout it.

Terrain gets a little rough in places but overall moderate ... the trail finally was opened up after being closed for too much pressure on a grizzly bear up at the lake. The bear went out into the water to get away from people pressure ... about 1/4 mile in, a black bear came down from the right side of the mountain and crossed about 20ft in front of us heading down to a log that crossed the river. Awesome photo op!

Started out on the Cedar of the Trees Trail and then jumped on the Avalanche Lake trail. Completed it with baby in pack. Heaps of shade and absolutely beautiful scenery along the way and of course the lake view at the end was well work the hike. Would do it again!

What a feeling of accomplishment completing this hike! The views are tremendous and well worth the work. You will be sore. It will be worth it.

Still had some snow up at the top, but not enough to deter you from reaching the lookout.

3 days ago

3 days ago

Felt like four wonderful journeys packed into one. A trek through wildflowers, woods, along the rim of a valley and over snow to get to an ice covered Iceberg Lake. Well worth the journey with plenty of waterfalls and wildlife to see along the way.