Swiftcurrent Falls, Glacier National Park

#6 of 11 in Trails in Glacier National Park
Water Body · Hiking Trail
Enjoy a scenic boat ride on Swiftcurrent Falls or make use of picnic spots and well-maintained nature trails that ring its shoreline. Surrounded by towering mountain peaks, this picturesque glacial lake lies at 1,487 m (4,878 ft) above sea level. The hotel on the east shore provides spectacular views, and serves as a nucleus for many hiking trails that head up into the mountains. If you cast a fishing rod from the lakeshore, you can hope to catch a decent-sized brook trout. Arrange to visit Swiftcurrent Falls and other attractions in Glacier National Park using our Glacier National Park travel itinerary planner.
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  • Easy hike around the lake and then tot he falls moderate.Extremely beautiful with sights of animals - grizzly with her cubs, mountain goat and moose on the hillside  more »
  • You can see the iconic Many Glacier view in the Swiftcurrent lake, there is a hike along the Swiftcurrent lake, or you can take the boat tour in this lake, but the tour is just about 10-15 min, you...  more »
  • We didn’t end up completing this trail, it’s long and not so easy. There are some very pretty sights though!  more »
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