Trail of the Cedars

EASY 54 reviews
#15 of 117 trails in

Trail of the Cedars is a 0.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near West Glacier, Montana that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October.

DISTANCE
0.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
45 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

hiking
8 days ago

Easy and beautiful, with particularly gorgeous views of Avalanche Creek.

hiking
12 days ago

Good trail! Easy for all ages. Nicely kept boardwalks is a good portion of the hike. Awesome views of avalanche creek.

hiking
14 days ago

Beautiful forest, go early to beat the crowd. Hike to avalanche lake for a good day trip!

22 days ago

A nice trail for any age

fishing
24 days ago

did this trail in early Aug 2016. the. hiked the rest of the way to avalanche lake. Best decision of the whole trip.

1 month ago

Easy and beautiful trail that even small children can easily walk!

walking
5 months ago

Nice walk through the forest , much of it on boardwalk. Plenty of room. Great look at some amazing trees up close Fallen cedar with roots on end is an amazing natural work of art !

walking
9 months ago

Groomed trail, very wide & flat with a boardwalk section. Great creekside scenery amid giant trees makes it seem like you're further in the forest than you are

hiking
9 months ago

Very nice little hike.

hiking
9 months ago

Hiked this loop in conjunction with the Avalanche Lake Trail. Great views. Very heavy People Pollution!

9 months ago

Easy hike, beautiful views. Wish it was longer :)

10 months ago

Very easy trail along gorgeous glacier blue river water and majestic trees.

10 months ago

Excellent condition on the trail. Really enjoyed the natural beauty

hiking
10 months ago

Nice Cedar forest, heavily travelled.

walking
11 months ago

I walked this in late-April via a closed-to-vehicles Going-to-the-Sun Road. It's a very easy and pretty boardwalk trek with lots of photo opps. Pick this if you're looking for a nice, tree-canopied stroll.

hiking
11 months ago

Beautiful scenery with wooden walkway for most. Great for smaller kids! Several areas close to gorgeous streams.

walking
11 months ago

Very easy trail. Had a lot of people on it and was super quick. There is a definite beauty in the trees and the boardwalk through them. I would consider this more of a stroll after completing the Avalanche Trail to Avalanche Lake.

11 months ago

Dry easy, beautiful hike.

hiking
11 months ago

Nice, easy trail wheel chair accessible

hiking
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Short, easy walk on a boardwalk. Beautiful trees. Definitely worth the short stop.

hiking
Saturday, April 15, 2017

Nice, easy trail with plenty of diverse plant life. The cedars were somewhat of a surprise. I hadn't really thought about cedars being a part of Glacier for some reason.

walking
Sunday, March 19, 2017

Really good trail for an easy walk. Beautiful as always ❤️

nature trips
Monday, November 21, 2016

This easy loop trail is one of the most popular and busiest trail in the park, parking is difficult to find if not there early and the trail is very busy owing to its easability of access and difficulty level. Additionally, this is also the trailhead for the Avalanche Lake Trail. While there are some interesting and pretty scenes along the trail, if you don’t get there early and beat the crowds, in my opinion, it is not worth the effort. For the same reasons I would also avoid the Avalanche Lake Trail, as there are many waterfalls and picturesque lakes within the park with better access and fewer people.

hiking
Monday, September 05, 2016

Beautiful, easy trail/boardwalk. A wonderful example of an old growth forest that we don't often see A great place to have a quiet visit and reflect on how amazing nature is!

walking
Thursday, August 11, 2016

Nice boardwalk through a forested area.

hiking
Saturday, August 06, 2016

Beautiful large trees.

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