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Address: Glacier National Park, MT
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This spectacular lake, bordered on three sides by mountains and located...

This spectacular lake, bordered on three sides by mountains and located 1,000 feet above the trailhead, has patches of ice even in the warmest months.

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no more icebergs, but still beautiful

There were no icebergs in the lake in late September, but the hike was gorgeous with the fall colors and expansive vistas. There are some shady areas and some exposed areas... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 September 2016
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Salem, Oregon
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Salem, Oregon
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42 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

There were no icebergs in the lake in late September, but the hike was gorgeous with the fall colors and expansive vistas. There are some shady areas and some exposed areas. Well worth half a day to hike this one.

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USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

This is a moderate hike with beautiful views and foliage. Iceberg Lake is a lovely endpoint for lunch along the shore, but be careful as the squirrels may approach your open lunch bag ! One of the nicest hikes in Glacier and worth the effort !

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Wildwood, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

You will see it all on this hike--flora, fauna...and probably a Grizzly. Take your spray. But, at the end of the hike you will see a sight unmatched in the US. Chunks of glacial ice afloat in a sapphire lake. Absolutely spectacular. A lifetime memory that will call you back.

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Logan, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

The hike was beautiful in and of itself but then to end up at suck a beautiful place is worth the work to get there. The winds can be pretty rough at the top but we had a snack and one of us even had a quick dip in the frigid waters!!!

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Hoboken, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

I went on a ranger guided hike to Iceberg Lake and it was great! The trail had everything to offer from spectacular views to nature stops to great company. And of course the destination will not disappoint! You could stay there forever until you realize you'll have to hike 5 miles to go back to base.

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Bartlett, Tn
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Ack! I thought we'd never get there but amazingly, we did. What an incredible place to see. After years of the trail being closed for various reasons, i.e., a mountain lion and bear were fighting over a mountain goat carcass one year so the Rangers had to close it off one year], we finally got to do this hike. Yes!... More 

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Boston
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

What a freat day hike. Long though. Over 11 miles round trip but not technical and the elevation change is nice and gradual. Bring bear spray as this is definitely bear country! The lake is a huge payoff as you can't see it until the very end of the hike. Stunning for sure.

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Durham, NC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

The startlingly blue waters and icebergs are well worth the hike. Though the hike itself is just as memorable (if not more so).

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Dearborn, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

Yes it can be crowded, but it was worth it. We packed a lunch and ate by the lake. What a beautiful location!!

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Jasper, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

4.8 stunning miles from Swiftcurrent to Iceberg Lake was worth it. It was only difficult in a few stretches. We were treated to alpine views and meadows of blooming bear grass and wildflowers. There was a crowd at the final destination as it was lunchtime and the view at the lake was unlike anything I've ever seen before. I dare... More 

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