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Trail of the Cedars

Going To The Sun Road, Glacier National Park, MT
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If you need some fresh air or a little time out of your car, this is it

Trail of the Cedars is one of our very favorite places in Glacier park. The short trip through the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Susan W
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Joliet, Montana
A great, short easy hike for all

I missed this simple trail my first visit ten years ago. The trail goes through the forest with... read more

Reviewed 10 February 2018
Ravekid
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  • Average8%
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"easy walk"
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"avalanche lake"
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"old growth"
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"huge trees"
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"wooden boardwalk"
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"cedar forest"
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"nice walk"
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"all ages"
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"mile loop"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Trail of the Cedars is one of our very favorite places in Glacier park. The short trip through the area on a boardwalk makes it accessible for youngsters and those in wheelchairs. The cedars, ferns and other plants are thick and beautiful. There is a...More

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Reviewed 10 February 2018

I missed this simple trail my first visit ten years ago. The trail goes through the forest with water features along the way. It is a very nice trail to get off the road and take in nature. When I went there was a very...More

1  Thank Ravekid
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Reviewed 1 February 2018

This trail is located along the Going to the Sun Road northeast of Lake McDonald near the Avalanche Creek campground and picnic area. There are parking spaces on the side of the road near the trailhead, and more spaces and a restroom at the picnic...More

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Reviewed 19 January 2018

If you want to hike to Avalanche Lake, you must take at least part of the Trail of the Cedars to the trailhead. Part of the trail is boardwalk. It’s logical to take the walk to the Avalanche Lake trailhead, hike the trail to the...More

2  Thank RetiredTravelerTN
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

A good short hike through a forest but pretty crowded. I would suggest to go early or late in the day. Most of the trail is on a boardwalk.

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Reviewed 16 December 2017

We were talked on this trail just couple days before forest fire burn down the trail. I guess my review will not help other tourist anymore. But this trail is pleasant and flat which all ages tourist can take a hike on this trail.

1  Thank tanje1
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Reviewed 27 October 2017

Trail of the Cedars is basically a nature trail through a beautiful stand of cedars. It is almost entirely on boardwalk. It is very well kept up and allowed for a little wilderness experience for people who are mobility challenged.

Thank Joe P
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

I went in the off hours... just before sunset. During the day, the area is so congested the park service has to direct the overflow parking traffic.

Thank cptrph
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

This is an easy trail an the sights are beautiful. The river flowing through this area is awesome. This is good for a nature walk. it is a great family area/

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Reviewed 11 October 2017

We had planned on walking this trail as part of the Avalanche Lake Trail. While Avalanche Lake Trail was closed due to the fire, we were still able to walk this little hike. Very nice. It is a very flat and easy trail but beautiful...More

1  Thank TimbersHouse
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palsluoma
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Response from Pemichongan | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure about the weather.
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Bobbywin
11 August 2017|
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Response from Pemichongan | Reviewed this property |
No it's a loop
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Marcia G
3 January 2017|
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Response from debra d | Reviewed this property |
To see the park at your own pace it is best to drive your own car. If you are staying within the National Park, you may be able to take advantage of the shuttle bus service, however, they may not stop for the trail of... More
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