Avalanche Lake

Trekking tours

Avalanche Lake

Discover this 9.5-kilometer out-and-back trek near Lake Mc Donald in Montana. It takes an average of 2 hours and 28 minutes to accomplish this moderately difficult route. Because this is a popular camping and hiking location, you'll almost certainly run into other people while exploring. This trail is best visited between June and October. Dogs are not permitted on this trail, so leave them at home.

The climb to Avalanche Lake is one of the most popular in Glacier National Park because of the lake's extremely clear blue waters and the breathtaking sights you'll see along the way. The Avalanche Lake Trailhead is located at the park's West Entrance, just past Lake McDonald. The Avalanche The trailhead is also near to the campground.

The Trail of the Cedars begins south of the Avalanche Gorge Footbridge and winds through old-growth cedar and hemlock woodland. The boardwalk follows the roaring stream to a stunning glacial melt lake fed by waterfalls from the surrounding alpine bowl.

Following the walk of the Cedars segment, the walk gradually climbs along Avalanche Creek, offering stunning vistas and sights of the area's birds and wildlife. Flora fans will like the variety of species. Once you approach the lake, the trail flattens out.

Because the Trail of the Cedars is a popular stop along the Going-To-The-Sun Road, it is best to arrive early. The excursion This area's trails have a history of bear activity. Please be prepared and know how to respond in the event of a wildlife encounter.

Accessibility: Visitors using wheelchairs, mobility equipment, or strollers are unlikely to be able to access the Avalanche Trail segment. The Trail of the Cedars is the most accessible section of the trail.