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Trail of the Cedars is a 0.8 mile 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: 0.8 miles Elevation Gain: 36 feet Route Type: Loop

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

stroller friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

forest

paved

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

hiking
3 days ago

Nice busy trail.

walking
4 days ago

This was a beautiful, shady, and quick walk right before lunch. I would definitely categorize it as a walk instead of a hike. I would recommend to anyone.

hiking
7 days ago

Beautiful and very easy to accomplish for all!

hiking
9 days ago

Gorgeous loop!

hiking
11 days ago

Easy trail for EVERYONE. This is the only wheelchair accessible trail in the Park. Get there early, the parking lots have been packed as Going to the Sun is only open up to Avalanche at the moment. Super easy, lots of nature and wonders to see. Lots of signs denoting what you're viewing as well! Always bring a poncho or a raincoat as it is technically in a rain-forest and is almost guaranteed to be a little damp. Great river and falls views from the trail.

hiking
13 days ago

Wonderful short hike. Handicapped accessible trail was very inclusive, and details about the trees were a big bonus and hit with our kids. Would recommend!

hiking
14 days ago

Moist

14 days ago

Not a hiking trail so much as a pleasant stroll through a natural wonder. A sign mentions the reverence Native American tribes held for this peaceful stretch of forest. If you are fortunate enough to arrive on a lightly trafficked day, the vaulted canopy of cedars, hemlock, and black cottonwood towering above the genuflecting ferns, the gently whispering falls, and the nearby sermon of Avalanche Creek provides an experience as deep and gratifying as any historic cathedral.

hiking
14 days ago

Beautiful trail!! Beautiful cedars. Quick and family friendly

hiking
17 days ago

We parked in the Avalanche parking lot and walked the Trail of the Cedars on June 19, 2020. It is accessible for people with disabilities and especially nice as an evening trip since it takes little time to complete the loop. There is a fallen tree with the root system clearly visible, a small but scenic waterfall, and a good number of displays. On the day we went, there was some water pooling on the path, but this may have just been due to the recent rainstorm rather than a common feature.

hiking
28 days ago

Going to the sun road is closed to cars and the roads are wide open. The road has become something of a hiker and bikers paradise. We got to the trail of the cedars in under an hour while pulling our kids in a bike trailer. The trail was all boardwalk and you can access the Avalanche trail from here. This was a beautiful and peaceful walk with almost no one else here. The sights and cedars were magnificent.

hiking
29 days ago

Just did this walk yesterday, as Glacier opened on a very limited scale. No vehicles on Going to the Sun Road right now, so had to walk six miles to get to it. It was raining pretty good, so the walk was very wet, but tree canopy made for a please umbrella

hiking
2 months ago

By far, one of the highlights of my trip!

hiking
3 months ago

Very easy trail that I did after the avalanche Lake hike

4 months ago

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

5 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
6 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
9 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
9 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
9 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
9 months ago

Board walk

walking
10 months ago

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

hiking
10 months ago

Beautiful.

hiking
10 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
10 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
10 months ago

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

hiking
10 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
10 months ago

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

hiking
11 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.

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