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Trail of the Cedars

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Trail of the Cedars is a 0.8 mile moderately 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

trail running

walking

bird watching

forest

paved

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

hiking
3 days ago

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

hiking
6 days 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
8 days ago

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

hiking
13 days 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
15 days ago

nice short walk in the shade.

hiking
19 days 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.

hiking
25 days 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
25 days ago

nice and short for fast hike

hiking
26 days ago

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

hiking
27 days ago

A must do for a cute quick boardwalk!

hiking
28 days ago

Great little scenic trail on your way to avalanche lake!

hiking
28 days 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
1 month 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
1 month ago

Nice easy walk thru a rainforest.

hiking
1 month ago

Used this trail to get to Avalanche Lake trail and then walked the rest of this trail when we finished the other hike. Super easy walk.

hiking
1 month ago

Cool, but not much to see. A few trees that have very intricate root systems. Really just a way to get to the avalanche lake trail head. Still worth doing and I believe it was wheelchair accessible.

hiking
1 month ago

not much to see here, but I guess it's fun for families and for those who are unable to do more difficult hikes. we took part of this until we got to the avalanche trail.

hiking
1 month ago

Small easy well maintained loop. Did this while hiking to Avalanche Lake.

hiking
1 month ago

Easy trail, beautiful trees, and love the birds are singing all around.

hiking
1 month ago

Very relaxing and easy trail to walk on, yet is surrounded by beautiful trees and greenery! Great if you have little ones because the boardwalk path is stroller friendly:)

hiking
1 month ago

Great warmup trail before going to Avalanche Lake. Parking is a little difficult since it shares the same parking lot as Avalanche Lake.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice short walk. Good place to stretch your legs among the Cedars. There is a waterfall mid trail and bathrooms. Good stopping point for families. Lots of park rangers available here to answer your questions.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful Cedar Grove. Well maintained. Simple boardwalked trail to see some of the oldest trees in the park! Cool deal.

hiking
2 months ago

wooded cedar boardwalk to mark the way for a flat trail. This leads you to the start of Avalanche Lake Trail.

hiking
2 months ago

This was a great stroll through a very old forest. The trees are stunning and somewhat magical.

hiking
2 months ago

Very enjoyable and peaceful walk. Had very nice plaques with information about the trees and then some cute quotes about nature. great views of the river. The boardwalk is very well kept

2 months ago

Beautiful paved and wooden deck like path through a lovely forest and beside a stream. Completely flat. Appropriate for toddlers and elderly but enjoyed by all ages. We saw a bunch of deer.

hiking
2 months ago

Great easy trail weaving among stunning mature cedar forest. Breathtaking for any forest lover. My son is named for this trail.

hiking
3 months ago

Absolutely gorgeous trail. Very easy- the majority of the trail is boardwalks. You’ll be surrounded by giant western hemlocks and cedars and see rushing waterfalls of turquoise.

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful short hike through stunning old growth forest. If you want more, go ahead and hike to Avalanche Lake. Beautiful lake.

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