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Top 10 Hikes in GNP: Iceberg Lake

In our expedition through Glacier National Park’s top 10 hikes, so far we’ve covered the Highline Trail and Grinnell Glacier. Shifting our focus, we now explore the captivating Iceberg Lake Trail, a favorite hike of many who visit the Many Glacier region of GNP. 

Stretching over 9.7 miles, the Iceberg Lake Trail is popular for good reason. Traverse wildflower meadows and ancient forests, culminating in the stunning sight of Iceberg Lake, which is appropriately named for the floating ice on the surface. 

Elevate your adventure with a personalized educational tour, led by our knowledgeable Outdoor Education Specialists. Learn about glacial activity that sculpted this serene landscape and the significance of the lake’s icy remnants. Our staff reveal the geological processes that birthed this pristine lake and the delicate balance that sustains the unique ecosystem.

Along the trail, there’s a good chance of encountering some of Glacier’s diverse inhabitants. This hike is often shared with bighorn sheep, grizzly bears, and mountain goats. 

The Iceberg Lake Trail invites you into Glacier’s icy embrace. Enjoy the hike for its unmistakable beauty, or elevate the experience with a personalized tour with our dedicated Outdoor Education Specialists.  Either way, you’re sure to have a wonderful day in Glacier National Park. Stay tuned as we continue our exploration of Glacier’s most captivating hikes.