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Why go to Iceland or Alaska?

OMG, this is glacier! The trail head splits for this trail. We did the tunnel trail first which was... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2017
Amaris D
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This was one of our favorite hikes while in Glacier National Park. While this has some elevation... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2017
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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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Glacier National Park, MT
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Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

OMG, this is glacier! The trail head splits for this trail. We did the tunnel trail first which was def a strenuous hike. We met people who had hiked iceberg lake first and convinced us the trail was easy and flat. Well these nice people...More

1  Thank Amaris D
Reviewed 5 October 2017

This was one of our favorite hikes while in Glacier National Park. While this has some elevation to it, it is pretty gradual and not too difficult. The length is probably more tiring. Sometimes you are in shade and sometimes in direct sun. The views...More

Thank TimbersHouse
Reviewed 28 September 2017

It was great to see icebergs in late August!! Iceberg trail is one of the most powerful and beautiful hikes I've ever had, it's a 10 miles trail round trip took 5-6 hours. Good opportunity to see moose near the lake.

Thank reany1984
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Went with the Park Ranger on this hike, he was a wealth of information and the hike was at an easy pace. Iceberg Lake was spectacular but the whole hike was very scenic

Thank Andy P
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

The Iceberg Lake hike is a relatively long one, about 12 miles long for the way there and back combined. It is partially shaded for the first few miles, and then out in the direct sunlight for the remainder. The first few miles have more...More

1  Thank TravelMaven79
Reviewed 25 September 2017

We arrived at Swiftcurrent Motel by 9 a.m., which we would highly recommend as it filled up quickly and found the trailhead behind the motel. After a 2.5 mile hike you arrive at Ptarmigan Falls - very pretty, but continue another 2.5 miles to the...More

Thank julieb8
Reviewed 21 September 2017

This is one of the best hikes in East Glacier. At ten miles, it requires a little stamina, but you will be glad you did it!

Thank Scott F
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Wow! The lake at the end is stunningly beautiful. A blue lake with small icebergs floating in it, and the lake is surrounded on three sides by steep mountains that reach almost a third of a mile above the lake. The hike in is beautiful...More

Thank 58DavidAthens
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

A 10 mile round trip to Iceberg Lake with a 1500 elevation. Most of the steep climb is right at the start so a fairly easy walk. Very windy around the lake, and sometimes the icebergs are pushed to the edge. We were lucky though...More

Thank PhilJR70
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Trails starts at rear of Swiftcurrent Motor Lodge parking lot. Shortly after starting out there is a moderate climb but only lasts about 10-15 minutes and then it's a gentle grade for the remainder of the hike. When we arrived at the lake it was...More

1  Thank randuzi
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3 December 2017|
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Response from rdalv | Reviewed this property |
The wagon would be more trouble than worth it. You are better off giving him a piggy back ride when he gets tired. There are a couple of spots where you might want to ditch the wagon.
26 August 2017|
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Response from Terrance1953 | Reviewed this property |
3 hours seems about correct.........take your time, take in the scenery. When I was there once with my kids years ago, like 25, I had some pictures developed and upon examination with a magnifying glass saw a grizzle bear... More
Nita S
16 March 2017|
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Response from Mark_and_Neida | Reviewed this property |
I'm unsure as to how literally to take the question... the short answer would be yes, since the round-trip distance from the trailhead to the edge of Iceberg Lake and back is 9.7 miles.