Trails of the Cedars Nature Trail, Glacier National Park Hiking

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Trails of the Cedars Nature Trail

Trail of the Cedars remains one of the most easy, short, and popular, must-visit hiking trail destinations for those exploring Glacier National Park year after year.

  • A little more than half a mile 
  • Easy with minimal elevation change 
  • Trailhead: East of Avalanche Creek Campground

Overview

Located off Going-to-the-Sun Road, Trail of the Cedars is one of the most popular, easy hikes in Glacier National Park, offering a lush forest atmosphere with towering cedar trees. A wide trail construction along with boardwalks makes this a great trail wheel-chair accessible and a great stroll for families with older or younger members who need a little more time or assistance walking. Avalanche Gorge is a popular, lush forest area for photography opportunities.

Trailhead

Follow Going-to-the-Sun Road to Trail of the Cedars trailhead, east of Avalanche Creek Campground.

Details

  • Just over a half mile 
  • Half an hour or less 
  • Not applicable 
  • Easy, wheel-chair access 
  • Trail connects to various trails near Going-to-the-Sun Road and loops back to trailhead or continues to Avalanche Lake 
  • Trailhead is located east of the Avalanche Creek Campground, off Going-to-the-Sun Road

Plan & Prepare

Trail of the Cedars is primarily a short, easy day hike but visitors should still be wary of wildlife encounters and rapidly changing weather conditions, especially during the winter and early spring in Glacier National Park.