One of the most popular and easy hikes in Glacier National Park, the classic hike to Avalanche Lake is accessible early in the season before the Going-to-the-Sun Road opens all the way through, is a wonderful 4.6 mile round trip hike with 505 ft. of elevation gain. The majority of the hike stays in wet forests of cedar and hemlock reminiscent of rainforests along the Pacific Coast. The hike terminates at the beautiful Avalanche Lake with waterfalls cascading down cliffs surrounding three sides of the lake. Goats are often seen on the surrounding craggy slopes and bears can sometimes
What to bring and details: Weather conditions in Glacier are often unpredictable and can change rapidly no matter what time of year – so please be prepared for any type of weather. We will hike regardless of weather – rain or shine. We suggest that you bring the following:
- at least two liters of water
- snacks and a sack lunch
- rain gear
- warm jacket and pants
- bear spray
- camera and whatever else you might need!
Meeting time will be 8am at the GNPC office at 402 9th Street West, Columbia Falls, MT 59912 and will take most of the day.
Please call 406-892-3250 or drop us a line on our Contact Page if you would like to attend.