Trail of the Cedars [CLOSED]

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Glacier National Park

Trail of the Cedars is a 1.3 kilometer heavily trafficked loop trail located near West Glacier, Montana that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October.

Distance: 1.3 km Elevation Gain: 11 m Route Type: Loop

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

stroller friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

forest

paved

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

closed

no dogs

This trail is experiencing full or partial closure due to COVID-19. Please see the open trails nearby for alternate hiking options.

hiking
1 month ago

By far, one of the highlights of my trip!

hiking
1 month ago

Very easy trail that I did after the avalanche Lake hike

2 months ago

Peaceful easy trail with great sights and wildlife information placed throughout.

3 months ago

This boardwalk trail on the western side of Glacier National Park gives you the opportunity to see species that require more water, such as the western arborvitae. It has as a significant gorge in view from the boardwalk. It was a very busy and short trail with limited parking.

hiking
5 months ago

An easy jaunt and delightful way to get a chance to stretch your legs along the Go-to-the-Sun Road. I recommend you at least start the Avalanche Lake Trail as it is stunningly beautiful. For a full trip report with pictures checkout out ‘Pursuing Balance Through Adventure’. https://nationalparkshikingpursuingbalancethruadventure.wordpress.com/2019/11/05/trail-of-the-cedars/

Nice trail for a short work out with the benefit of some great lake scenery at the end. Easy going uphill most of the way on a well maintained trail. Can be very busy so get to the car parking lot early.

walking
8 months ago

Sweet, easy walk (not a hike) on well a manicured path. Very busy. Highlight was a pristine tree root system that has been preserved for viewing. Great for kids or elders.

hiking
8 months ago

Very pretty but the boardwalk is crowded and parking non existent. Very much worth walking but do yourself a favor and get there early or do it in the late evening!!

hiking
8 months ago

Short hike on a cool, misty morning. Perfect for a saunter among the cedars. Lots of little ground squirrels and chipmunks. Chatted with a lady using a walker at the Avalanche Shute.

hiking
8 months ago

Board walk

walking
8 months ago

Nice walk in the shade. Good to do to get out of the car and stretch the legs.

hiking
8 months ago

Beautiful.

hiking
8 months ago

I did this trail 3 times! Forgot to record and it’s a great trail so we did it again! Suitable for anyone from toddler to great grandma. Great views and benches to enjoy a lunch with a view.

hiking
8 months ago

It’s very friendly walking trail for all ages. Well relaxing trail. Packing is very limited so being there early or taking the shuttle.

hiking
9 months ago

Nice easy walk. We did this in conjunction with the Avalanche Lake Trail.

hiking
9 months ago

Serene forest boardwalk. Anyone can do this - it is even wheelchair accessible. I was here at 7pm on a Wednesday in August and hardly encountered anyone. Very peaceful and powerful to stroll amongst such ancient trees.

hiking
9 months ago

Great little trail for children. Much of the time on a boardwalk .

hiking
9 months ago

Super accessible trail with interpretive signage and a look at some very old and very cool trees. It was a great recovery walk for our kids and there are a couple of places to cool off and play by the water.

hiking
9 months ago

nice short walk in the shade.

hiking
9 months ago

This is a great cool down trail. My entire family found it relaxing and peaceful. In some ways it felt different from many of the other GNP hikes. Beautiful scenery with good interpretive signs along the way for education.

Easy trail. Very trafficked. My 9 yr old niece did it just fine. Bear was spotted in front of us but we never saw the bear.

hiking
10 months ago

Nice short walk - not a hike but a walk. Beautiful nature and wheelchair accessible so anyone can get into nature. Quite a lot of people as also start for other trails.

hiking
10 months ago

nice and short for fast hike

hiking
10 months ago

This is a beautiful trail. I cannot recall seeing another trail anywhere that is this good and also wheelchair accessible. Impressive.

hiking
10 months ago

This trail was very beautiful and I’d recommend to everyone. Short so great for a busy day. Very crowded around 7:00 PM. The trail is mostly shaded. Most of the trail is a boardwalk or paved blacktop. Amazing hike. Loved it. Also has amazing views.

hiking
10 months ago

A must do for a cute quick boardwalk!

hiking
10 months ago

Great little scenic trail on your way to avalanche lake!

hiking
10 months ago

Relaxing, short, flat trail through a beautiful old growth forest. I was expecting this to be boring, but was really impressed by the forest.

hiking
10 months ago

Nice short accesible hike. Recommend if you’re looking for a trial that is short and you’re tired from doing a longer trail before

hiking
10 months ago

Nice easy walk thru a rainforest.

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