Avalanche Trail, Glacier National Park Hiking

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Avalanche Trail

Enjoy a fairly easy, short hiking detour for the whole family in Glacier Park when you take Trail of the Cedars to the connecting Avalanche Trail for stunning views of Avalanche Lake. Read More

  • 2 miles 
  • Easy with a 500-foot elevation gain 
  • Trailhead: Avalanche Gorge Bridge on Trail of the Cedars


For those lucky enough to be hiking the Trail of Cedars in Glacier Park, another visual treat, Avalanche Lake, is just off the trail and easily accessed within a half hour or so.


Park at the Avalanche Picnic area or near the Trail of Cedars trailhead


  • 2 miles 
  • About half an hour 
  • 500 feet 
  • Easy 
  • This trail links to Trail of the Cedars 
  • Trailhead is located at Avalanche Gorge Bridge on Trail of the Cedars

Plan & Prepare

Always bring extra water and weather resistant clothing when you hike in mountain country and do your best to avoid any wildlife encounters by making noise along the trail and being observant of your surroundings. If you see a baby animal, do not approach it or get between the baby and its parent(s).

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