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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If you go to avalanche lake you need to do this trail. It a relatively flat trail with dirt and wood decking that is easily accessible and is ADA compliant. The trail runs along parts of Avalanche.... more »
We go through this area often, and often stop quick to get some fresh air and walk high enough on the trail to see that canyon with the water flowing through. No matter what time of year, it's always.... more »
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