Trail of the Cedars, Glacier National Park

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Passing through a verdant forest of centuries-old hemlocks and red cedars, Trail of the Cedars is an easy loop hike that provides an insider's perspective on Glacier National Park. You'll get to walk along a raised boardwalk on the eastern side of the loop before reaching the highlight of the hike--a footbridge over the lower Avalanche Gorge. Take some time to soak up the views of glacial water cascading through the narrow gorge before heading on towards the lake and the campground. This wheelchair-accessible trail starts and ends on the Going-To-The-Sun Road, which is a very popular trailhead, so parking may be hard to find during the peak season. Plan to visit Trail of the Cedars during your Glacier National Park vacation using our convenient Glacier National Park trip itinerary builder app .
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  • Knowing how difficult the parking situation is during the day, we opted to go at 7pm. It was perfect timing! The lots were fairly empty. The hike itself is very easy and accessible not to mention gorg...  more »
  • We arrived here about noon and every parking lot was filled to capacity with cars staged waiting for others to leave! This was a Tuesday and the road had only been opened 3 days earlier. Learned our l...  more »
  • We walked this trail at about dusk. The parking lots here are full throughout the day. Very easy trail through tall evergreen trees. Can view the rapids. We even had a deer walk cross our paths on the...  more »
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