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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  • This trail is located along the Going to the Sun Road northeast of Lake McDonald near the Avalanche Creek campground and picnic area. There are parking spaces on the side of the road near the trailhea...  more »
  • If you want to hike to Avalanche Lake, you must take at least part of the Trail of the Cedars to the trailhead. Part of the trail is boardwalk. It’s logical to take the walk to the Avalanche Lake trai...  more »
  • A good short hike through a forest but pretty crowded. I would suggest to go early or late in the day. Most of the trail is on a boardwalk.  more »
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