Avalanche Lake, Glacier National Park

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Avalanche Lake is located in Glacier National Park, in the U. S. state of Montana. Avalanche Lake is southwest of Bearhat Mountain and receives meltwater from Sperry Glacier. Avalanche Lake is a hike from the trailhead along the Trail of the Cedars.
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  • This hike was nice and easy after we concurred the Grinnel Glacier trail but still a little work. The view is gorgeous once you get there. There were a lot of families with young children on the trail...  more »
  • I won’t duplicate my 2011 review of Avalanche Lake, but I will say that the hike to the lake is definitely worth a second trip. Once again, we enjoyed the cascading water in Avalanche Creek, and the m...  more »
  • This was my 3rd favorite hike I did. I was worried about hiking, and forgot to buy bear spray, so I was going to do the ranger led hike. I couldn't figure out were to meet as the trail head is off the...  more »
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  • The best part is on the opposite side of the lake, there's a skinny trail of to the side. Beautiful place.
  • Beautiful hike but very crowded. I wish we had more time to go further into the park and farther hike.
  • Fairly straight forward hike! We visited during July 4th weekend, and it was fairly crowded. We started quite early around 8 am, so parking. Was not an issue. After 9 am, it becomes challenging to find a parking spot. The views are gorgeous and hike is fun!
  • Fairly short and easy hike through a wooded path to see a lake with amazing scenery. I would definitely recommend everyone who visits Glacier Park to do this hike!
  • Beautiful scenery at the Lake. Easy hike for intermediate hikers. There is a slight incline. I went at 9 am and the trail was moderately busy. A grizzly with cubs was spotted in the area. I did not see any significant wildlife on the hike however. If I were you, I would do this hike pretty early or late in the day. The creek is beautiful and was really raging. I will most likely do this hike again on my next visit, but in the early morning. I hear parking is a problem the later it gets but there is a shuttle from Apgar. Carry bear spray.
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