The 10 Best Hikes in Montana’s Glacier National Park

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2. Trail of the Cedars / Avalanche Lake

Length: 1.0 miles / 4.5 miles
Elevation gain: 60 feet / 730 feet
Difficulty: Easy / Moderate

Trailhead: Parking area accessible from the Going-to-the-Sun Road.

Don’t let the crowds deter you: these are two of the park’s most popular hikes for good reason. Ascend alongside glacier-fed Avalanche Creek as it squeezes through a narrow gorge. Lunch on the shore of Avalanche Lake with like-minded visitors at this stunning setting. Meanwhile, the wheelchair-accessible Trail of the Cedars winds through a mature western hemlock and western red cedar forest. Some of the trees are estimated to be over 500 years old.

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