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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.

It's definitely not the best trail in the park but we loved it. We were able to sit at the shore for a snack while checking out the breathtaking view. INSECT REPELLENT IS CRUCIAL!

Did this on June 17, 2018. Pretty much clear of snow except for a few patches on the back side of the saddle (easily passable) but it was really buggy.

Excellent hike 2 days ago for our first trip to GNP. Perfect weather, cool & comfortable. The views along the way are fabulous and the lake/mountains is a breathtaking reward before turning around & going back. Saw a young buck within 5-10 feet of us. Mountain goats in the distance, but super high up and difficult to make out without binoculars or a scope. People ahead of us saw a bear, but it scurried away before we got to that area. Wonderful adventure.

Less traveled and more beautiful even than Avalanche trail. Wonderful trail. We only did the half that runs along the river. Great bridge and spectacular views. Even able to get down to water. I loved this trail!

Beautiful since trail of cedars is at the beginning. We only went 1/2 way of the Avalanche trail and back. Way too many people and unfortunately some brought their dog. Awesome falls and creek. A must even if you can’t do the whole trip.

A nice trail to begin our Glacier NP vacation. A bit rainy and cloudy today, but the forest trail was not strenuous and gave us beautiful views of forest, streams, Avalanche Lake, multiple waterfalls, mountain peaks, and ice/snow fields.
There were also many types of plants and flowers in bloom along the way.Avalanche Lake is beautiful and well worth the hike.

A must do if your in Glacier.

on Redrock Falls Trail

3 days ago

Reasonable hike with kids, lots of great climbing at the falls.

As other reviews have said this is one of the best hikes in the park and definitely the best hike on our trip. Ran into two grizzly bears near the switchback so be mindful and pay attention and make loud conversation and noise. The bears moved on down the mountain towards the lake rather quickly after the encounter. We waited around 15 minutes and moved up the trail away from them about 50 more yards. On the way down after waiting we spotted the larger grizzly about 70 yards away eating grass and moved cautiously away down the trail. Please have bear spray I cannot stress enough how important it is, we saw so many people without it luckily i didn’t have to use mine. The bears were fairly close to the trail also and were right in the switchback in the bushes which made them hard to see.

Hiked this trail Wednesday 6/13 at 8:30am

hiking
3 days ago

Did this trail a few years ago, just loved it. Beautiful views.

We went just from lake McDonald to Trout lake, it takes 4hrs there and back

Loved this hike from Logan Pass to The Loop. Stopped for lunch at Granite Park Chalet. Can’t wait to hike this trail again.

hiking
5 days ago

Looking to hike this in mid to late July with another person or small group. Normally would do this by myself but I’ve heard of a lot of bear and moose sightings in this area and rather not chance it. HMU if interested. 716 359 2077.

hiking
5 days ago

Looking to hike this in mid to late July with another person or small group. Normally would do this by myself but I’ve heard of a lot of bear and moose sightings in this area and rather not chance it. HMU if interested. 716 359 2077.

This is another must in GNP! The initially climb up checks that your lungs are working but after that, the hike was very pleasant! About .6 away from the lake you go through quite the snow field. The first lake is Little Iceberg Lake but the really showstopper is Iceberg Lake behind it. From listening to others that have done the trail before hiking it again today, the hike today didn't follow the path that it usually does. Instead of going to the left (looking at Little Iceberg Lake) as the trail does, you have to go right through the snow field to get to Iceberg Lake. Just follow the footprints! We saw big horned sheep in the hills throughout our hike. On our way down, deep in the meadow, we saw two grizzly bears in by the river.

My husband and I hiked this trail yesterday. We weren't entirely sure when deciding to do this trail but opted upon many the reviews that stated that Grinnell was one of the best trails in the park. It really is! We didn't take the boat ride because we wanted to take the time to really explore our hike and we are so glad we did. Grinnell was closed off with a rope (although, you can tell some opted to continue passed the warning sign and the rope), which was about 3.5 miles up. On our way up we spotted quite a few big horned sheep. We heard of 3 grizzly bears that were around the trail but didn't see them. Although the trail was closed at 3.5 miles, the glacier is still magnificent and the trek is completly worth it!

great hike...went early in the morning, while everyone else was sleeping at the campground. very nice hike, a little nervous for bear, since we were alone on the trail going in....coming back there were alot of people on the trail. Great views at the lake.

I loved it. the wildflowers were beautiful and the water at the end was cold but it was fun to jump in

Hard but amazing!

Extremely beautiful view at the lake, recommend going early in the morning! Went on kind of a rainy day but the clouds along the lake make it look amazing with the mountain in the background

My husband and I did this trail yesterday. We started it around 8:00 am. This was an amazing trail and Avalanche Lake was gorgeous! By the time we started our descent there were more people, as many have noted in previous reviews. If you prefer a quieter trip go earlier, as it can get congested and a little loud when we made it down by 10:30. The congestion, however, didn't take away from how much we enjoyed this trail!

Very enjoyable trek up to the lake. Heavily populated, but still pleasant. Uphill to lake and almost all downhill back to Trail of Cedars, thankfully! Very doable even if polls or out of shape. Don’t give up on the climb, it is well worthwhile and there is a great place to rest and even eat a packed lunch at the lake!

You get a lot with this trail. Starting off in the trees and coming to a waterfall before starting the bulk of the hike on an open, sun-exposed trail. Great views the whole time and the end of the trail is certainly rewarding.

hiking
7 days ago

Very scenic. Be careful of the moose

Nice hike if you’re spending time on the West side of the park, relatively easy trail that’s a consistent uphill. Lovely views at the top. Not super crowded even in August.

Easy romp through the woods to a lovely falls. Good if you’re passing through St. Mary and the boat ride was fun but there are better hikes in Glacier. Not much shade because the forest is still recovering from a fire so bring hat and sunscreen. Relatively crowded and they offer ranger-led hikes, but that didn’t keep the bears away!

Beautiful setting on Going To The Sun Road. Get to Logan Pass before 8AM in July/August or you will not get a parking spot! Crowded on the boardwalks but tapers off as you head down to the lake. Lots of mountain goats and bighorn sheep and postcard-worthy views. Wildflowers, too. I needed a fleece and a beanie in August, it’s cold because of the elevation.

Best hike I’ve ever done. Took the first boat of the day and just walked back to Many Glacier to avoid waiting for another boat. Quick climb at the beginning, then you’re surrounded with stunning views as you make your way to the glacier. Amazing payoff at the end. Good opportunity for wildlife and we spotted a bear from a distance. Trail is relatively easy and there were a good amount of people. Just amazingly beautiful and the glacier at the end took my breath away. Bring lots of water and sunscreen, it’s exposed. If you do one hike in Glacier, make it this one.

Simply stunning payoff and a relatively easy hike through beautiful cedars. Get there early to secure parking. There’s a pit toilet at the end and a ranger was there to give info. Don’t forget bear spray.

Great views throughout the entire hike. At one point near the beginning of the hike a black bear was on the trail and we had to wait a minute for him. As you get to the top it's closed off (3.5 miles in) because of snow.

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