Lake of Glass reviews
High end of moderate hike. Starts at Glacier George or Bear Lake trailhead. Hike to Alberta Falls is easy, hike to the Lock is moderate. Beyond Lock Vail the climb gets steeper. Wouldn't call it... more »
Lake of Glass is 4.3 mi/6.9 km from the Glacier Gorge trailhead. The trail passes by Alberta Falls and The Loch before scaling up Timberline Falls to the reflective lake, and the trail extends 0.6... more »
This trail will definitely go down as one of my favorites! It was scenic from start to finish. They day I went June 20th was a cool 36 degree start at 6:00am. Reached lake of glass at 9:00. Woul have been much faster but the last mile was 3-4 feet of snow pack. Micro spikes were an awesome invention! I hear that isn't normal this time of year though. The climb up to the lake was almost all ice and very few attempted it which made it nice at the top. Very beautiful but it was super windy and cold. If you want adventure and not a summit I definitely recommend it. Without the snow I would say anyone in decent shape could definitely do it. If it's adverse at all go as far as you dare and I promise you will be satisfied you did!
Was just remembering back to a trip I did here years ago. This place still sticks in my mind as being wonderful. I think the scramble makes the payoff even better because you do have to work a bit to get here. But absolutely worth it. Also like the others, I'm not sure who would rate this as 1 star, absolutely wrong.
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