March 27

5 Lake Hikes at Glacier National Park

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Vacation Races is known for offering some of the most breathtaking running experiences in the world. With a focus on connecting runners with nature, the vacation races are an adventure unlike any other.

One such adventure is the Glacier National Park race, where runners can explore the park’s miles of trails while taking in stunning views of the surrounding mountains and glaciers. Join us as we explore five of the best lake hikes at Glacier National Park, where runners and nature enthusiasts alike can discover an unforgettable experience amidst stunning scenery

Grinnell Lake

Glacier Grinnell Lake

This hike takes you to the beautiful Grinnell Lake, which is a glacier-fed lake located in the Many Glacier area of the park. The trail is around 7.5 miles round trip and is considered moderately difficult. Along the way, you’ll see stunning views of glaciers, waterfalls, and the surrounding mountains.

Avalanche Lake

Glacier Avalanche Lake 2

Find yourself surrounded by steep mountains and alpine forests on this hike. To reach Avalanche Lake, you’ll follow a 4.5 mile round trip trail through some remarkable, yet still easy, terrain. Along the way, you’ll cross over streams and through a dense forest before reaching the lake.

Iceberg Lake

Glacier 9 scaled

Iceberg Lake lives up to its name; the water here is freezing! Trust us, a few of our own have taken the plunge here. This out-and-back trail leads you to Iceberg Lake which is known for its crystal-clear waters and towering icebergs. The trail is around 9 miles round trip and is considered moderately difficult. Along the way, you’ll see stunning views of glaciers, wildflowers, and the surrounding mountains.

Hidden Lake

Glacier hidden lake

Hidden Lake is known for its beautiful alpine location at the base of Bearhat Mountain. The trail is around 5.4 miles round trip and is considered an easy hike. Along the way, you’ll see stunning views of the surrounding mountains and may even spot some mountain goats or other wildlife.

Bowman Lake

Glacier Bowman Lake

Take a gander to Bowman Lake, a remote and peaceful lake located in the northwestern part of the park. The trail is around 8.4 miles round trip and is considered moderately difficult. Along the way, you’ll see stunning views of the surrounding mountains and forests, and may even spot some wildlife such as moose or deer.

Whether you’re a seasoned trail runner or just looking for a leisurely hike, the park’s lakes offer an unforgettable experience. From the crystal clear waters of Grinnell Lake to the awe-inspiring icebergs of Iceberg Lake, the park’s lakes offer something for everyone. Check out our Glacier Race Guide for more information or learn more about the amazing hikes and other adventures Vacation Races has to offer.


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Glacier, Hikes, Hiking, Lakes, Montana


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