Trail of the Cedars, Glacier National Park

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#5 of 13 in Trails in Glacier National Park
Passing through a verdant forest of centuries-old hemlocks and red cedars, Trail of the Cedars is an easy loop hike that provides an insider's perspective on Glacier National Park. You'll get to walk along a raised boardwalk on the eastern side of the loop before reaching the highlight of the hike--a footbridge over the lower Avalanche Gorge. Take some time to soak up the views of glacial water cascading through the narrow gorge before heading on towards the lake and the campground. This wheelchair-accessible trail starts and ends on the Going-To-The-Sun Road, which is a very popular trailhead, so parking may be hard to find during the peak season. Plan to visit Trail of the Cedars during your Glacier National Park vacation using our convenient Glacier National Park trip itinerary builder app .
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  • This is a short loop hike that packs a lot. Measuring just under a mile it loops up to Avalanche Gorge on the east side of Avalanche Creek then heads back on the west side. While the views are...  more »
  • The Trail of the Cedars was our favorite trail and I'm not certain I can explain why. It's a ridiculously easy trail, yet the cedars, waterfalls and mountain views just captivate you. You still...  more »
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