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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  • Short easy walk for anyone. It was certainly beautiful as the whole area is! It is short and flat. For someone not wanting to do much, this is a good choice.,  more »
  • We took this since it was where they had closed the Going to the Sun Road. It’s a very easy walk through the woods. Definitely continue onto the Avalanche Lake Trail.  more »
  • Stunning crags, forests and water-carved (small) canyons. The trail starts easily, and gets moderately steep. Go at your own pace and enjoy the beauty (even in the rain, as it was for us).  more »
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