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Iceberg Lake Trail

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Address: Glacier National Park, MT
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Hikers often wear bells and strike up loud conversations, so as not to...

Hikers often wear bells and strike up loud conversations, so as not to startle the bears on this back country trail.

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Into the polar bear plunge? Many people jump into the lake after the hike... hike is beautiful lots of spots to sit and enjoy the lake after the climb.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 October 2016
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Into the polar bear plunge? Many people jump into the lake after the hike... hike is beautiful lots of spots to sit and enjoy the lake after the climb.

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Miami, Florida, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

This is one of the many trails at Glacier NP. It offers great vistas of lakes and forested areas. You'll have a chance to see wildlife including mountain goats. It is a medium type of trail, not too hard for two 69 year old.

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Lancaster, PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Starts out steep, but don't let that scare you. After the initial ascent the trail is fairly gentle. You'll pass through several types of terrain, from alpine meadow to cedar and pine woods that smell amazing, with lots of beautiful views out across the glacier-dug valley. There's quite a bit of water crossing the trail, as the peaks to the... More 

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Simpsonville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

While I loved the views along hike to Grinnell Glacier, the changing terrain on this hike to Iceberg Lake made it even more enjoyable. If you only could do one hike in GNP, I would repeat Iceberg Lake trail. Wonderful picnic spot along the lake. It is breathtaking and prettier destination than Grinnell Glacier. Would love to do it again!

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Waycross, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

The scenery along this trail is beautiful. The trail takes you up to where big horn sheep and mountain goats feed. You are likely to see moose and grizzly bears. Don't forget your bear spray.

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Fairly easy hike,maybe 5 hours for an average hiker We've been here 3 times Sometimes it's 40 degrees sometimes it's 15 degrees but only right at the lake

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Council Bluffs, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Took this hike with a group of people I met on the trail. This is a great trail. The first half mile is a little painful so make sure your rested. After that is is a steady climb. Awesome lake to end at.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

It's a very beautiful walk around 16 km over rugged terrain. It is a beautiful trail. But prepare for a walk around 5-6 hours.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

the hike up to iceberg lake, from swiftcurrent motor inn, was great. only first .2 mile is semi-steep; the rest of the almost 5 miles is gradual. take layers and hat for when you get to the lake. pit toilets available in 2 spots. we took Glacier Guides group trip since I was afraid of bears. we didn't see any,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

5 mile moderate difficulty hike that begins in Many Glacier. You are rewarded with an absolutely beautiful turquoise shimmering lake. This is bear country so take your bear spray!! Also the views getting to the final destination are pretty awesome as well. Don't forget 5 miles to get back to your car!!

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