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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.

Holy Moses this is one of the most epic trails I've ever been on! A must do amongst the many other beautiful trails out there.

I've never seen such beauty in such little time! Whatever you do go COUNTERCLOCKWISE! We heard a camp host said he was telling people clockwise was easier. Not a chance at a 7 mile steady incline to Dawson Pass.

Just got back from a three day hiking trip, and this trail was my favorite! It's so beautiful! Also it's nice that it isn't super long. It was a great place to just chill and relax by the lake.

We stumbled upon this trail by accident. We were driving up the Going To The Sun Road when we came across Lunch Creek. We saw some people hanging out at the creek, so we thought we'd stop and eat lunch there (we didn't even realize that it was called Lunch Creek until after we'd eaten lunch lol!) There was a little path on the side so we started to ascend. Then, we saw a majestic waterfall in the distance. It was a steep climb, but we wanted to see the waterfall! We made it up there and dunked our heads in. It was amazing! Would not recommend for children. Our dogs did great. We turned around at the waterfall, but I would love to climb up the entirety of Piegan Pass one day. Based on the pictures I don't think this is the exact same trail as Piegan Pass, but when I looked up Lunch Creek I found out that this trail is one that climbers use to get to a spot where they can climb up there.

We got on this trail around 9:30am and were lucky enough to snag one of the last parking spots. Needless to say, this trail is very busy due to it's accessible nature and close proximity to campgrounds and the park entrance.

The Trail of the Cedars was a nice easy stroll, and while the foliage was very pretty, anyone who's ever seen California's sequoias and redwoods won't be very impressed by the trees here. The hike to Avalanche Lake had a good amount of up and down, meandering through the forest next to Avalanche Creek. Once we arrived at the lake, the shore was overrun by people, so we hiked around the edge a little further and found an area where we could be alone, taking in the sight of countless waterfalls flowing into the lake.

For me, the highlight of this trail was Avalanche Gorge, featuring a beautiful creek rushing through smooth, moss-covered rocks, with impossibly aqua-blue water—this is the quintessential photograph from this hike.

I'd highly recommend pairing this with another short Glacier day hike—we started our morning at Hidden Lake Overlook then made our way down to the Trail of the Cedars/Avalanche Lake. Those two hikes put us in Apgar for a 1:30pm lunch, where most of the crowds had already moved on for the day.

I highly recommend this hike!! Amazing scenery and views from top to bottom. You can end the hike with a quick jump in the glacier lake.

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I started at Logan Pass, hiked to the Chalet, and then down to the going to the sun road. The hike up to the Chalet was incredible- amazing vistas and scenery. The hike down from the chalet was all downhill and was mostly through a burn area.

This heavily-trafficked trail was perfectly pleasant, but nothing overly special. We got on the trail fairly early (7:30am) while there were few people on it, but as we were walking back down the crowds really started to roll in. It was a decent walk up the walkway/stairway to the top and once on the trail it wasn't much further to the overlook.

The overlook to Hidden Lake was nice, but compared to other lakes in the park it was simply fine—the better scenery is along the walkway overlooking Logan Pass.

We made a day out of this hike and the Trail of the Cedars to Avalanche Lake to acclimate before heading into the backcountry.

By far one of the best trails I've been on. About half way to the lake, you come across a waterfall and creek area. It's a good spot to take a break. The lake itself is incredible and worth the hike. We spotted two grizzlies on our way back with one actually on the trail about 30 meters from us.

Awesome!

Nice peaceful walk