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Avalanche Lake (4.1 Miles Roundtrip, Moderate)

This is one of the most popular hikes in Glacier Park and for good reason, this trail has it all. Shortly after leaving the trailhead, the trail forks. Following the left branch for several hundred yards, will lead hikers to a 40 foot falls of Avalanche Creek. After the brief side trip, rejoin the main trail which ascends above Avalanche Creek as it churns through a narrow cannon for the next half mile. From there the trail ascends to a picturesque glacial lake. In June, several long ribbons of water can be seen across the lake cascading thousands of feet from melting snowfields. Watch for mountain goats along the rocky peaks above during the last mile of the trail.

Directions: The Avalanche Lake trailhead is at the Avalanche Lake Picnic area. This is located about 20 miles from the Apgar Entrance to Glacier National Park on Highway 2.

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Avalanche Lake