Cracker Lake Hike reviews
It is moderate intensity one day hike, definitely worth spending one day, the view and color of the lake will be well earned reward more »
The trail to Cracker Lake is really beautiful. I suggest arriving early so you do not have to fight for parking. Although the parking lot was full, we did not encounter many on the trail. The first... more »
Incredible!! Yes it’s just as amazing as described. There is a great write up on the national park site that will guide you mile by mile practically. Very doable - don’t get deterred by the distance, it’s worth it. Late summer offered incredible blooms. Round trip was about 6 hours. ***Bear spray is a must! Lots of sightings of black and brown bears throughout the year on miles 2-4ish.
Not a very hard hike at all. Finding parking in July is awful but parking anywhere in Glacier is abysmal. Trail starts out around the reservoir. I literally almost stepped on a sow and cub black bear while getting to the first creek crossing, luckily she was content munching vegetation. The trail then switchbacks up a ridge, eventually climbing up into fields of millions of wildflowers. We camped there, and it felt like there was a tornado going on. Huge gusts that actually collapsed the tent on us multiple times. First time that's ever happened. Reguardless, well worth the hike.
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