Cutting through the mountain scenery of pine forests and flowering meadows, Iceberg Lake Trail leads to one of the most beautiful bodies of water in Glacier National Park. Come ready for Montana weather and rugged terrain. The hike is challenging and covers a distance of about 9 mi (14 km), with elevation gain of about 1,200 ft (360 m). The trail gets its name from an emerald lake, where you're likely to see icebergs floating on the water surrounded by stunning mountain scenery. Put Iceberg Lake Trail and other Glacier National Park attractions into our Glacier National Park sightseeing site, and watch your holiday take shape.
Iceberg Lake Trail reviews
We joined one of the park rangers for this hike who was very good guide. We learned about the plants along the trail as well as about the animals living in the area. The hike up was pleasant and... more »
We did a late fall hike. it was light rain and in the 40's. still a beautiful hike. it would have been even more spectacular with sunshine. the hike was relatively easy. the inclines were slight and..... more »
We came over to this area of the park for a long day of hiking and it did not disappoint. On our drive in, we saw a grizzly bear cub on the side of the road fairly close which was cool. We stopped at the information center and found out that the Grinell Glacier trail was closed part way up because of snow. Because of that, we decided to do the Iceberg Lake trail instead. The start of our hike was quite foggy so we couldn't see the tops of the mountains. Right as we approached Iceberg Lake the fog lifted to reveal gorgeous views. The lake was absolutely stunning. The hike back revealed great views of the surrounding mountains that we couldn't see on the way there. The hike itself was about 9 miles round-trip, a little shorter than the signs said. It started out pretty steep, but it leveled out pretty quickly. The way there was almost all uphill, but it was a fairly gentle climb. I would absolutely recommend this hike and I'm sure there are many others that are great at Many Glacier as well.
Great hike and not as hard as it’s rated on the NP’s map. The trail has a good variety of forest, creeks, and open view to the Glaciers. You did not see the iceberg lake till the end, and it’s totally rewarding. We got there during the early season so there’s real iceberg on the lake!
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