Trail of the Cedars, Glacier National Park

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Hiking Trail · Nature / Park
Passing through a verdant forest of centuries-old hemlocks and red cedars, Trail of the Cedars is an easy loop hike that provides an insider's perspective on Glacier National Park. You'll get to walk along a raised boardwalk on the eastern side of the loop before reaching the highlight of the hike--a footbridge over the lower Avalanche Gorge. Take some time to soak up the views of glacial water cascading through the narrow gorge before heading on towards the lake and the campground. This wheelchair-accessible trail starts and ends on the Going-To-The-Sun Road, which is a very popular trailhead, so parking may be hard to find during the peak season. Plan to visit Trail of the Cedars during your Glacier National Park vacation using our convenient Glacier National Park trip itinerary builder app.
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  • we went later in the day. there was not as big of a crowd. was very peaceful when we were there. very easy hike.  more »
  • This was our favorite stop along the going to the sun road. It was peaceful, not at all stenuous, and very interesting. There was a nice raised wooden walkway which went to several interesting...  more »

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