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McDonald Creek

Glacier National Park, MT
+1 406-888-7800
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a picture waiting to happen well worth the hike to get there not a hard trip and take your camera... read more

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betsy p
Tom Bean, Texas
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McDonald Creek looked like a river to us - maybe this year has more than usual snow melt. Easy... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Anderson, California
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Too small for boating, this river provides an excellent place for hiking.
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Reviewed yesterday

a picture waiting to happen well worth the hike to get there not a hard trip and take your camera it is lovely

Thank betsy p
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

McDonald Creek looked like a river to us - maybe this year has more than usual snow melt. Easy access from the highway and many places to easily enjoy its beauty.

Thank Myrt4962
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This creek flows into and out of Lake McDonald. I fished thee lower section from the lake to the Flathead River. Outstanding!!

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here and walked in on the trail to see this! There weren't many people here when we went so we sat for a bit and just enjoyed the peacefulness. It was beautiful! The trail was an easy one, a little more rough if...More

Thank dainty81
Reviewed 16 July 2017

When you are visiting Glacier National Park, you should stop here and hike for some time along the McDonald Creek. The rapids are really nice, the color of the water is green, the adjoining woods are lovely and the creek, itself, is beautiful and very...More

Thank AritraDG
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Ive stopped many times to just sit and relax and watch this creek roar on past. Ive gotten many stunning water photos and wildlife photos.

Thank Charlene P
Reviewed 10 July 2017

I am not a hiker. As far as I'm concerned, if there is a gain in elevation, it is a hike. But, the Johns Lake Loop (1.8 miles, gain of 225 feet), which partially runs along McDonald Creek was worth the effort. The woods are...More

Thank Kathy K
Reviewed 29 June 2017

We had a pleasant evening drive along McDonald Creek. We stopped and hiked around a few places - my kids loved it.

Thank JSH-VA
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Right off of a pullout, the falls are easy to get to and enjoy. There are a few trails around if you want to get different views, but not necessary to enjoy the falls.

Thank kevinlaslie
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

Hiked in winter as one of the only accessable parts without a bike. So beautiful the water id so clear and flowing fast in April.

Thank ClaireKing92
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