Trail of the Cedars, Glacier National Park

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Hiking Trail · Nature / 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 nice loop trail, and is also the way to go to Avalanche Lake. You can take the loop one way up to the lake, and the other way back. It has a pretty gorge with a stream rushing through.  more »
  • The Trail of the Cedars is an easy loop where most of it is on flat boardwalk. It also leads you to the Avalanche Lake trailhead. The hardest part may be finding parking at the Avalanche Lake...  more »

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