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Iceberg Lake Trail

Glacier National Park, MT
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Such a beautiful lake!

The hike to Iceberg Lake is not too steep, but it is long, about 10 miles round trip. However, the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Helen H
St. Petersburg, Florida
Jump into a lake with year-round icebergs

A decently long but easy hike with views most of the way, leading to an incredible lake. You'll... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Mick O
Whitefish, Montana
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Hikers often wear bells and strike up loud conversations, so as not to startle the bears on this back country trail.
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Reviewed yesterday

The hike to Iceberg Lake is not too steep, but it is long, about 10 miles round trip. However, the payoff--getting to see this beautiful lake--really makes it worth it. Even in August, there were icebergs floating all around the lake. Some people (not me)...More

Thank Helen H
Reviewed 2 days ago

A decently long but easy hike with views most of the way, leading to an incredible lake. You'll slowly gain elevation during the 5 mile hike in without encountering any switchbacks. The lake is tucked back into the ridgeline and is nestled in an amphitheater...More

Thank Mick O
Reviewed 3 days ago

Hikes during early September and there was still ice on the lake. The sceneryis hard to beat. Start early if you can to avoid crowds

Thank Tjayhikes
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a long 10 mile hike but it is very easy terrain. I went with two 7 year olds and they had no problems. There is a nice waterfall stop half way through the hike that you can visit up and back. Once you...More

1  Thank travelchic24
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great little hike and not to strenuous unless you decide to do Ptarmigan tunnel also ! We did both and was so worth it . Took a swim in both lakes which is more than refreshing ! Views are oh so breathtaking :O)

Thank mike t
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely loved this hike. One of the most beautiful I've been on, and the 10 miles really isn't too intense, because the incline for most of it is extremely mild. Definitely recommend!

Thank montanalove1000
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a week in Glacier NP and selected this as one of our hikes through others reviews, we were certainly not disappointed! It was 4 miles one way and 8 miles round trip, but it didn't feel that long at all! This is one...More

Thank Brittney P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We hiked the Iceberg Lake trail in early July (5th), the ice had just started breaking up and there were many large ice slabs, some smaller bergs, and a fair amount of water showing. The trail starts behind the Swiftcurrent Hotel, steep at first to...More

Thank Leslie J
Reviewed 1 week ago

While a bit longer, this hike isn't intimidating in the least. We set off for a shorter trail, as we had three littles in our group, including my 4 yo who hasn't hiked too much, but started this one thinking we'd just turn around if...More

1  Thank Vanessa H
Reviewed 1 week ago

A trail with great views and a fairly easy hike. There's lots of bears in this location and we saw a sow grizzly with two cubs at a fairly close distance. Also saw a nearby bull moose. Iceberg Lake was a great spot to stop...More

Thank hockeymomma3
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Nita S
15 March 2017|
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Response from Mark_and_Neida | Reviewed this property |
I'm unsure as to how literally to take the question... the short answer would be yes, since the round-trip distance from the trailhead to the edge of Iceberg Lake and back is 9.7 miles.
13 March 2017|
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Response from JsDeitch |
Dogs can provoke defensive behaviors in bears. Bears are extremely frequent in this region. I wouldn't take a dog, allowed or not.
22 January 2017|
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Response from ABIGAIL6 | Reviewed this property |
I would say no. We were there in July and it was 47 degrees in the morning.