Explore the most popular Beach trails in Glacier National Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
1 day ago

A very nice hike that should be something most everyone in the family can do. The first 1/2 mile is a bit of elevation but after that it is just gradual. Some very beautiful views, the waterfall half way up is a nice place for a quick break. Go early as trail gets busier as the day goes on. Not a hard hike , just has some distance, the lake with the icebergs in it is very beautiful with the Mountain backdrop. If your looking for a hike with great views, not too hard this one would be one to try.

hiking
2 days ago

One of the best trails I've hiked! It just gets better & better from the end of Bowman, to brown pass then lake Francis! Outstanding views once getting up the pass all the way to Watertown & my last stop before starting back in kootenai lakes further ahead! One of the best six days I've spent & an excellent sample of glaciers Backcountry! any make for great destinations

hiking
3 days ago

Wow, what can I say?! This is an incredible hike! Not only is the destination totally worth the almost 10 miles round-trip, but the scenery along the way makes it a must do. The hike is totally doable for most ages, as we saw both kids and an older crowd on the trail. If I could give one piece of advice, try to get to the lake around noon-1:00 (we hiked in July) and if it’s a sunny day - the sun hits the lake making it a beautiful ice blue. The wildflowers were peaking at this time, and we even saw a moose and her calf alongside the trail!

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bugs
5 days ago

My boyfriend and I were on this trail by 5 am on a Friday. We saw a Grizzly off in the meadow the first mile, far away- 200 yards. We saw 2 Moose closer to the lake (about .5 miles away). It was incredible. TONS of wildflowers and water sources. We had the lake to ourselves at 8 am (we took TONS of breaks to look for wildlife) for 40 minutes until we saw our first hikers come in at around 8:40, which absolutely blew my mind. After that we passed LOADS of people coming in. If you truly want to to enjoy this hike- get up early and beat the crows.

hiking
6 days ago

Our favorite trail all week! Rated as moderate, probably due to the length. The elevation gain is very gradual and therefore lots easier than other moderate trails. Toughest part, which wasn’t bad at all, is the first half mile or so. Very diverse scenery from majestic vistas, to forested areas, an of course the lake (which is beautiful)! We hiked on July 11 and there were TONS of beautiful wildflowers! A wonderful waterfall at the halfway point was a great place to take a short break! Highly recommend this hike!!

Such a good hike! Pretty gradual the entire way. Views all around and well maintained!

hiking
6 days ago

Beautiful trail, likely rated moderate due to it's length rather than difficulty (as other reviewers have said). We talked to many people in the park and they all recommended we do this one. We saw a moose along the way and apparently just missed a grizzly by a couple of minutes. It took us about 4 hours total with 40 minutes at the lake. We left at 8am and missed most of the crowds, although there were LOTS of people coming up as we were on our way back. Altogether it was an awesome trail that I would recommend.

hiking
8 days ago

One of the best hikes in Glacier. Did this on July 6th. The weather was very favorable with light showers here and there. It was a pretty easy hike. The scenic views throughout was breathtaking. Would definitely love to come back here.

Amazingly beautiful trail. Well worth the time.

This is a must do trail in Glacier. It is also a must wake up early trail as it quickly becomes very congested. We started the trail before 7:00 and were back down by 12:00 including plenty of time at the lake. No significant wildlife sightings on the morning of 07/07/19.

hiking
10 days ago

gorgeous trail. favorite hike I've ever done. can't wait to go back to glacier

hiking
10 days ago

view at the end was outstanding..took us 5 hrs to do the round-trip..saw a baby grizzly at the end

hiking
11 days ago

I did not complete this trail. It runs above the lake, with limited views of the lake, but lots of views of the underbrush and old burned trees among the younger trees. Parts of the trail were overgrown and I wondered if I was on the right path at times as the mosquitoes had there way with me. I would recommend stopping at Rocky Point, the rest of this trail was underwhelming for me.

I loved this hike! The trail was nice and shaded over half the time. There are so many places to just stop and rest and enjoy the beauty around you. ❤

hiking
12 days ago

The trail was fun! There were great views and lots of wildflowers on the way.

hiking
13 days ago

Unreal views at lake. Lots of hikers but friendly folks. Would definitely repeat

hiking
13 days ago

Beautiful trail but heavily trafficked. We narrowly missed seeing two grizzlies on the trail. Iceberg Lake lived up to its name filled with ice.

hiking
13 days ago

Hiked this on 7/2/19. One of the highest-trafficked trails we’ve been on in the last week, but incredible views throughout the hike and totally worth it for the end view of the lake.

hiking
15 days ago

My wife and I hiked this trail on 6/30/19. Beautiful views. Still some snow towards the end and plenty to enjoy throughout. We started around 920am and got to the lake at 1130. Lots of people but you can find some spaces away from everyone.

hiking
15 days ago

Did it last year In Sept. What a beautiful trail. Ate wild raspberries and huckleberries all the way up and back! Worth every second of tension with the possibility of encountering a bear or a moose!!

hiking
15 days ago

Loved it, truly my favorite so far in Glacier.

hiking
16 days ago

Hiked on 6/25/19. It was a perfect day. Not too hot. Bugs were not an issue either. Trail is smooth and pretty easy. I believe we calculated a 10 mile round trip. Iceberg Lake is spectacular! There’s still a lot of snow around the lake, but easy to walk in and around. This was my birthday hike and I loved every moment. Only saw one goat way up on the hill. Heard there was a bear near by, but never saw him. There were a lot of other hikers, but not overly crowded. Just a perfect day! They even provide an outhouse half way through and one on top of the lake. Can’t wait to go back to Glacier National Park!

hiking
16 days ago

6/30/19 - as busy as advertised, but we didn’t mind much. The view throughout makes up for any hiker congestion. Gradual and sloping, we made it to the far corner of the lake in a touch under two hours. Spent the better part of an hour watching the weather swirl, soaking in the glory and taking a cold ice bath (do it!). 90~ minutes on the return. Sad to report: no mega fauna sightings today.

hiking
muddy
snow
17 days ago

One of the best hikes in East Glacier. Very gradual incline makes the trail very moderate. There can be a lot of people on the trail, but the views are worth it.

hiking
17 days ago

Trail was amazing!!! Gradual incline as you move about through woods, meadows, waterfalls and wildflowers. Sweeping views of the valley and lake as you start to make your way towards the amphitheater. Saw 2 grizzlies and a moose with her calf and the return trip

hiking
18 days ago

Hiked during bad weather with hailstorm. The hike up was gradual and easy. When the sun came out we saw a young fox, mountain grouse, many deers and a group of mountain goats high up on the cliff.

hiking
22 days ago

Moderate hike with fantastic views all around. We ran into a couple who looked like they were running for their lives; they said that a Grizzly was sitting on the bridge that crosses the river just 50 yards around the corner. We proceeded on and got to the bridge - no Grizzly. They must have scared IT off... About a mile further we ran into a Bull Moose having lunch on the trail; he made us wait about 10-15 minutes before he left the trail in search of more goodies to munch on. The last 1/2 mile has snow on the trail all the way to the lake, which at 6/21/19 was about 70% still frozen over. We stayed about 15 minutes for a quick snack and turned back. No other wildlife on the trail other than Pika running about.

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snow
22 days ago

hiking
23 days ago

Hiked Iceberg Trail on 6/22/19. Still a good bit of snow to hike through in the last 1/3 mile. Glacier lilies are popping with all the snow melt. Ice on the lake is starting to break up a little. It’s spectacular especially at this time of year.

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