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McDonald Creek, Glacier National Park

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#14 of 24 in Nature in Glacier National Park
Water Body · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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Accessible by path that winds its way through a pine forest, McDonald Creek serves as the perfect landmark around which to base a series of short hikes. Make sure you wear sturdy footwear and bring plenty of food and water with you, as you won't find any shops nearby. Use our Glacier National Park trip planner to add McDonald Creek and other attractions to your Glacier National Park vacation plans.
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  • McDonald Creek has many personalities, it can be a lazy wide and shallow creek perfect for skipping stones, or a turbulent frenzy of boiling rapids, cascades, and even a waterfall. Take the time to... 
    McDonald Creek has many personalities, it can be a lazy wide and shallow creek perfect for skipping stones, or a turbulent frenzy of boiling rapids, cascades, and even a waterfall. Take the time to...  more »
  • Great stop along GTSR. There is a viewing platform off of the parking lot. Lovely cascading water flowing Into a beautiful creek. 
    Great stop along GTSR. There is a viewing platform off of the parking lot. Lovely cascading water flowing Into a beautiful creek.  more »
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  • When we were there I liked being as Alecto closely explore the creek area. The vista is outstanding!
  • McDonald Creek is a very pretty creek running through Glacier National Park. It flows over Sacred Cascade and McDonald Falls. The smooth rock formations which flows over are magical and soothing. The mountain views peeking over the golden tamaracks in October are glorious. Deer are roaming in the area as well.

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