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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.

Beautiful easy trail. Well marked and easy to hike in and out. At the end is a lake and we saw trumpeter swans with signets while we enjoyed a picnic. Be aware you are in bear country and take all the precautions. We saw 2 piles of bear scat on the trail and sang loudly and clapped most of the way to prevent the bears from approaching. Take bear spray. Hiked with mom and kids...it was beautiful. Take bug spray too....when we stopped to take pictures, we were swarmed and sprayed down. Great hike!

Beautiful hike with a gorgeous lake at the end! Well maintained and well trafficked. Had mom and kids with me and it was perfect for all ages. Be aware that you are in bear country. Bear spray and bear safety awareness is a must.

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Fun hike but it is more like a mile long. My 9 year old lost his camera on the hike but otherwise it was great with nice views of Lake McDonald.

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Disappointing destination.. little lake in the woods with a bunch of bugs

this trail was really difficult due to it being absolutely freezing and insanely windy and rocky. That being said the entire time you are faced with amazing views and I saw a family of mountain goats, with babies, on the way down. All in all one of my favorite hikes of glacier, but I'm a sucker for a challenge and beautiful views.

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Made it in the middle of june. Trail without snow. But weather near the lake was awfull. Very beautifull trail. Not dificult becides the distance. Did not make it all, come back near the lake. It is not very popular but I dont know why. It was really amazing! My advise to do it!

Easy trail. Very crowdly. Not scenic views on the hike. But good lake in the end. We meet the bear and the deer on the trail :) So not bad but not fantastic. 4 - just for the wild animals!

Made it in the middle of june. Trail without snow. But weather near the lake was awfull. Very beautifull trail. Not dificult becides the distance. Did not make it all, come back near the lake. It is not very popular but I dont know why. It was really amazing! My advise to do it!

Went on hike with Glacier Guides. Dre was awesome. She was very knowledgeable about the whole Glacier area. We had heard the icebergs were gone off Iceberg Lake, but to our surprise there were a few floating around. Glacier was one of my favorites places I have visited. We saw Grizzly sow with her 2 cubs and a moose on the Grinnell hike.

Good at first!! Very buggy. Need to wear long pants and shirt or lots of. Bug spray. Trail is great until it turns from the water. Then it isn't worth the effort so turn back.

Hiked 1st week of June, 2017, clear of snow. Spectacular hike. Highly recommend going to extra bit to Bullhead lake.

Hiked 1st week of June, entirely clear of snow to the lake. If this isn't a 5 star hike, I really don't know what is. Pretty flat and numerous photo opportunities.

This trail is listed as "hard", but I'd call it more "moderate". Very pleasant trail. The falls aren't overly exciting, but if you continue to the overlook, it's well worth it. Just past the falls though, the trail gets more steep, so heads up. Lots of wildflowers along the length of the trail. Signs indicated bear activity, but we didn't see any. Lots of bugs, so bring the bug spray!

Hiked on 6/19/17 . One of the most strenuous hikes I have done so far but definitely worth the effort. Absolutely amazing views throughout. Higher elevation had snow. Where we could,we went off the trail to avoid dangerous snowy patches. Right before the peak it was all snow and we weren't t sure where the trail is until we spotted the fire lookout on the top. The views from the top were breathtaking.