Trail of the Cedars

Avalanche Gorge

Trail of the Cedars – 0.9mi / 1.4km Trail of the Cedars is a combination paved path and boardwalk through the lush cedar and hemlock forest. This trail is accessible for everyone and can be easily used by those in wheelchairs or with strollers. The south side of this loop is paved and follows Avalanche[…]

McDonald Creek Trail 2021

A quick drive from the West Entrance of Glacier National Park takes you to the head of Lake McDonald where McDonald Creek empties into it. The McDonald Creek Trail works its way up the playful creek, in an easy-going fashion with ample views of the crystal clear water. The trail begins as a level, ADA[…]

Hoh River Trail

Hoh River Trail – 10mi / 16.2km The exquisite trail through the Hoh Rain Forest delights with a lush rain forest, a wide river, and a bonus waterfall on this popular, mostly level hike. Follow the signs for the Hoh River Trail as you bypass the Hall of Mosses and Spruce Nature trails. You’ll cross[…]

Fairholme Campground Trail

Fairholme Campground Trail – 0.8mi / 1.3km This quiet, forested loop is a nice option for those staying in the Fairholme Campground. The trail begins in the B Loop of the campground, crosses the road, and enters the forest. You’ll encounter a variety of fauna as you pass through a forest of large Douglas fir[…]

Shady Lane Nature Trail

Shady Lane Nature Trail – 1.4mi / 2.3km This easy trail explores along the North Fork Skokomish River and the surrounding bottomlands. After crossing over the bridge, take an immediate left at the sign to follow the river downstream. You’ll travel along the river where campers frequently play in the water. After crossing Elk Creek,[…]

Avalanche Trail

Avalanche Trail – 6.2mi / 9.9km The Avalanche Trail (not to be confused with the more popular Avalanche Lake Trail) is a lesser traveled trail that parallels Going-to-the-Sun Road from Lake McDonald to the Avalanche Creek Campground. It is a fairly level trail that provides a shaded walk through tall cedar and hemlock trees. Feeder streams[…]

Hiking Avalanche Lake and Biking Going-to-the-Sun Road 2018

When Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park is closed in the spring, the two most popular activities from West Glacier are hiking to Avalanche Lake and biking the Going-to-the-Sun Road. We decided to do both. We planned on camping at Fish Creek, waking up early and getting a parking spot at Avalanche Lake, then hiking[…]

Avalanche Lake

Avalanche Lake – 4.6mi / 7.3km Avalanche Lake is one of the most popular hikes in the Park, and for good reason. How can you go wrong with a lively stream in a beautiful gorge on the way through an inland Pacific rain forest to a high mountain lake with sheer cliffs and waterfalls? The[…]

Day Hiking in Glacier National Park

Old Man Lake

Glacier National Park is a day hiking paradise. Varied terrain from dense forests to dry, rocky slopes to alpine meadows, it never gets old. While you can’t reach all 734 miles of trail or see all 1 million+ acres in a day, you can see a large portion of it. Below are 88 day hikes[…]


The table below was my schedule for hiking all the trails in Glacier National Park. Use it as a reference. Please feel free to ask any questions and alert me of any inaccuracies or problems!