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Glacier National Park Hiking

Mukta Gaikwad
Snow capped mountains and panoramic views create a picturesque beauty at the Glacier National Park. Find out why you'd want to go hiking to these glaciers.
Glacier National Park is located in Montana, US, along the Canadian border. The national park has two mountain ranges and they stretch over the Canadian Rockies. The breathtaking beauty of this national park is a scenic splendor.
It is an abode to 1,100 different vascular plants species and another hundred different animals. There are over 130 lakes spread over this pristine ecosystem. Relive the history of these mountains from the last ice age and discover their yet unexplored secrets. The divine glaciers have 700 miles of hiking, which is the best way of exploring the park.
Most of the visitors, who come to the park opt for hiking. The hiking trips have been designed as both, short and long trips. Nature unravels its beauty as you begin your hiking trip.
The picturesque trials lead you to vertical trails, taking you to the great glaciers. The national park has a trip that fits each type of need.

Avalanche Lake Trail

Located on the west side of the continental divide, the Avalanche Lake is surrounded by massive mountains. It derives its name from the avalanches that come roaring down these mountains.
Summer transcends these avalanches into waterfalls which cascade down, into the lake. Mountain goats, bighorn sheep, deer, and of course grizzly bears, are a common sight in this hiking trail. The two-mile long hiking trail takes you through the forest, to see a panoramic view of the grand mountains.

Hidden Lake Trail

The most popular of the trials, Hidden Lake Trail, is a flat walk leading to fabulous natural beauty. The 1.5 mile trail is known for its fishing pleasures.
But patience is a virtue when it comes to fishing at this lake for the Yellowstone cutthroat trout. For those interested in exploring the nature, a short two mile walk down the lake shore is surely stunning.

Logging Lake Trail

Solitude is bliss and all those searching for bliss, must take this hiking trail. The logging trail takes you through uncharted forests, with open canopies in a few burnt areas.
It is a moderately steep climb but flattens out as you get closer to the 'Logging Creek Fire' scar area.

Iceberg Lake Trail

This is a must do if you are out to catch the splendid snow. This is the best designed hiking trail and gains a vertical height of 1200 feet as you reach the top.
At the end of the hike lies the iceberg lake. Wildlife viewing is simply incredible here. The scenic heights provide the finest wildlife, with grizzly bears in abundance. Bighorn sheep, mountain grouse, ground squirrels, etc. are also found on this trail.
Having your friends along for the hiking trip, will be icing on the cake. It's a wonderful outing for a weekend as the giant landscape will make you forget all your worries and charge your batteries for a good-enough amount of time. So, put on those hiking shoes and pack your backpacks for the most adventurous getaway ever!