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HikingGreat!

This was an easy-to-follow trail that was beautiful the whole way! Near the end there is a pit toilet, which is gross with no toilet paper, but much better than nothing! The final destination is beautiful - I definitely recommend hiking all the way to the far side of the lake, but make sure to bring water shoes! My only complaint was the high popularity of the trail - we were passing people the whole way, and at one point were even forced to slow down due to the amount of people. Overall, this isn’t a trail for those who like to rough it off the beaten path, but if you want to spend time in nature with a large payoff at the end, then this is the hike for you!

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Hiking

Went on August 7 and the trail is closed because of bears - just FYI!

Andrew Sit reviewed Trail of the Cedars
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Hiking

Avalanche was closed: (

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HikingGreat!

Gorgeous hike through the cedars. I recommend going to the shore on the far end where there are fewer people.

Anna Brock reviewed Trail of the Cedars
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Hiking

Easy walk on a boardwalk through trees. Groomed trail. You pass water several times. Family friendly.

Kathleen Leiner reviewed St. Mary and Virginia Falls Trail
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HikingGreat!

Gorgeous hike! We added some mileage by also doing baring falls. All three falls were beautiful, but Virginia Falls was my favorite! I would recommend hats and sunscreen as a large portion of the trail is in full sun after the 2015 fires. The extra sun made for lots of wildflowers though!

An3z Tia reviewed Trail of the Cedars
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Hiking

the trail to avalanche lake is close due to bear activity

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Fiona Jensen-Hitch reviewed Hidden Lake Trail
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Hiking

Hiked 7/14 down to the lake and back. Beautiful, still lots of snow. We used microspikes/yak trax which were very helpful. Lots of people not prepared with the right footwear. We started around 7 and saw the most people on the way back, had buffs to pull up as masks. As of 8/5 the trail is currently closed because bears are hunting goats in the area.

Ben Balderson reviewed Florence Falls Trail
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Hiking

Wonderful views. But very overgrown and lots of bugs. Still worth it. Watch clocked 15.07 miles

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Mark Kirschmann reviewed Hidden Lake Trail
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Closed on 8/5 in the afternoon. Disappointment partially offset by a large mountain goat laying in the shade at the visitor center!

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Hiking

Did this around 230 on a Monday. We found parking quickly. It was still quite hot outside, but the trail is shaded throughout. Lighting at the lake is definitely better in the afternoon, and I think that next time I’ll plan to go later on to avoid the heat and crowds. I really loved the creek views just above the Avalanche Lake turnoff, and would recommend that others keeping to the trail of cedars try to at least tackle that first hill beyond to get some nice views of the rapids.

MARY J reviewed Hidden Lake Trail
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Hiking

Stunning alpine trail. Wildflowers at the end of July were gorgeous. A few snow fields to cross made it fun, lots of goats right along the path, big horn sheep up on the mountain, and marmots at the overlook. Trail down to the lake was closed due to bears. It’s a crowded trail but for good reason. One of the best in Glacier. Saw rare rosy finches which is a treat for birders note: there was a long line for the pit toilets near the parking lot, no one was using the nicer restrooms up at the visitor center / pay it forward to people waiting in that line.

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Hiking

Beautiful trail through huge cedar trees, then a fairly easy climb near a rushing creek, then a walk through a forest with nice views of surrounding mountains, ending with a pretty lake with mountains and waterfalls in the distance. There’s great birding along this trail for birdwatchers. I would give it 5 stars but it’s not as good as Hidden lake overlook and the high line trail at Logan pass. All are spectacular- you can’t go wrong. Just get there early! We arrived by 7:00am and the lot was almost full!

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Hiking

Yes it is an easy hike, but we arrived into glacier at noon and thought we’d start with an easier hike since it was already getting later. Started on trail at about 1pm. Had no issue parking at the end of the road (which was just off of GTSrd). We did come across people on trail, but it wasn’t congested like I expected it would be. We had bug spray, so we didn’t have issues. Your under the tree line for a lot of it, so no worries there either. It was gorgeous! If you do the whole thing, you’ll come to the end near a second water fall where we (and others) decided to cliff jumping into the freezing water! There are 3ft-20ft cliffs to jump off. Even little kids were doing it. Super fun, but very cold! First jump you’re sucking air big time from the shock of it. Great trail! Very well marked. Awesome views!

Nichole De Boom reviewed Hidden Lake Overlook
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Hiking

This is closed from the visitor center as of 8/4- you cannot get to the outlook!

Nichole De Boom reviewed St. Mary and Virginia Falls Trail
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HikingGreat!

Great little hike. We did this in the morning and got there around 8 and had to park .5 miles away from the trailhead! Both waterfalls were GORGEOUS- people were swimming near saint Mary’s. We saw a mama deer and her fawn who was prancing around the little island in the river- made our hearts melt!

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HikingGreat!

This is Avalanche Lake. 5.6 mile hike. 750 foot elevation gain. There are probably prettier places in this world, but I haven't seen them.

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Hiking

Great bang for your hiking buck! Avalanche Lake might be the prettiest glacial lake in the park, with its deep turquoise hues and several waterfalls feeding into it from cliffs rising hundreds of feet above level. Great hike as a jump off point for your Glacier trip. Bring a swimsuit and hop in the lake before heading back.

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Hiking

Arrived at Cedar’s at 7:15 and parking was available but filling up. Great walk up and back, with traffic building on the way down. Lots of deer families sharing the trail!

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Adam Sutterffield reviewed McDonald Creek Trail
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Hiking

Nice easy hike along the creek! Several good views of the rolling creek along the way.

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HikingGreat!

I just got back to my hotel from doing this hike. It was wonderful. Highly recommend doing it at the very end of the day to avoid the crowds (we set out at 6:38pm). But don't cheat yourself at the lake itself. Allow at least 2 hrs at this time of day so as not to be rushed. My partner and I proceeded at a moderate pace, the climb is steady with a few ups and downs along the way. There were a few groups but really very few. There is room to distance for people worried about that. Not buggy contrary to reviews. enjoy!

Jennifer Green reviewed Trail of the Cedars
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Hiking

Beautiful easy trail! Really enjoyed the walk

Matt Smith reviewed McDonald Creek Trail
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HikingGreat!

Hiked this trail on 7/29. Great trail, very flat, with a lot of vegetation. Beautiful waterfall. Around 2 miles in, saw 2 black bears. Watched one rub his back on a tree, then go for a swim in the river. Was able to video the entire thing. Very memorable.

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Don Moosekian reviewed St. Mary and Virginia Falls Trail
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The falls are very beautiful. Virginia Falls has many tiers that are able to be viewed at different elevations. Very pretty. Not a tough hike or more of a walk.

d Taylor reviewed McDonald Creek Trail
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Nature tripsBugsGreat!

Nice easy trail after a hard or moderate one. Beautiful views of McDonald creek and small falls. At one point you peel off of the creek to walk through a dense forest. We started this one late morning and it was nice seeing the sun peek through the dense trees. It got really quiet, very shaded, high brush on either side of the trail for a short stint with huckleberries hanging off of the limbs. Saw bear scat in a few places, but no bear. We did see a deer about 15 yards in front of us. It didn't seem to mind we were there. At the end, we hung out on rocks at a small waterfall for lunch. Easy walk with a few ups and down, but good to get the legs going if sore from other hikes.

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WalkingGreat!

Great trail. Trail of the Cedars is great for those in wheelchairs or if you need assistance walking. It's a beautiful walk through a forest. The hike up to Avalanche lake is scenic. Well worth the walk up. This is a moderate hike likely due to the rocks coming out of the ground on the way up or down, but nothing to be concerned about, just watch your step. It's also heavily trafficked but several people wore masks. The volume started to reduce around lunch time with fewer people walking up. The trail is shaded for the most part, so it's good anytime of day in my opinion.

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WalkingGreat!

Great hike. Parked at the many open spots at Sun Point as there was no parking at St. Mary's trail head. This added a little over a mile, but included the Baring Falls also. We started mid morning and arrived at the Virginia falls just in time for a cool lunch; both figuratively and relatively. Great mix of sun and shade along the route. Saw a moose on the way hanging out in St. Mary lake between Baring and St. Mary falls. All in all, great hike that's definitely worth the trek.

darren sandquist reviewed Johns Lake Loop
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Bears and deer. Good hike.

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