Avalanche Lake

7 reviews #1 hike out of 199 in
5.9 mi
Distance
3 hrs 14 min
Time
terrain
584 ft
Elev Gain

Overview

This is a difficult out and back trail to Avalanche Lake in Glacier National Park.


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    9 months, 2 weeks ago
    Prettiest hike I’ve ever been on!
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    1 year, 6 months ago
    Got to the trailhead at 7:30AM on 8/7/2018 and got the last parking spot - you definitely want to get there early for this hike! There are composting toilets at the trailhead, actual toilets in the Avalanche campgrounds (about 0.2 miles from the road), and a pit toilet up at the lake. The trail itself was quite nice; went along Avalanche Creek for a good part of the beginning with lots of good photo ops. Avalanche Lake is gorgeous, with lots of little beaches for people to explore and phenomenal scenery to enjoy. The lake never felt too crowded while we were there (though we were done with the RT by 10AM - there were a LOT of people on their way up while we were going down); everyone there while we were were whispering, which was also very nice and added to the overall sense of serenity. Bugs were not too bad on the beaches or the higher trail around the lake. The trail right next to the water, however, had small swarms of them at intervals. Seems to just be gnats, nothing biting, but was still annoying. Not too much in the way of flowers along the trail. Overall a beautiful, highly recommended hike (as long as you start early).
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Lucinamarie 5 years, 7 months ago
MT Avalanche Lake - Glacier 8/23/14
Went all the way to the far side of the lake. It's 2.3 miles (4.6 RT) to just reach the lake. We walked along the shore over and back on the hiking trail. In early summer, the water level is probably too high to walk on the shore.
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polebridge 4 years, 11 months ago
Avalanche Lake Trail Glacier Park 5/2/15, 10:25:28AM) Avalanche
No snow on trail No mud at end of trail While it is May 2nd trail conditions are closer to mid June Will add more photos to my site on Monday www.glacierhikers.com
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PinotGirl1901 3 years, 6 months ago
Avalanche Lake
Remember parking lot to left arrived a little late but still a few spots left. Lots of people on trail including lots coming out.
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Weazell 3 years, 8 months ago
Avalanche Lake - Glacier National Park
A nice 2 mile hike to a picturesque lake with a butt load of people on the trail!
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lyrrad3 6 months, 2 weeks ago
Avalanche Lake (9/15/19, 2:07:28PM)
Avalanche Lake in West Glacier Temp around 69 degrees
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martyg55 9 months, 1 week ago
Track (6/26/19, 12:49:19PM)
Avalanche lake trail
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ellisg2 6 months, 3 weeks ago
Avalanche!
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