Trail of the Cedars - Hike near Apgar Village, Glacier National Park
16809 Going-to-the-Sun Rd, West Glacier, MT 59936, USA,Apgar Village,Montana
48.6808458, -113.8190353
Address: 16809 Going-to-the-Sun Rd, West Glacier, MT 59936, USA
GPS: 48°40'51.0"N 113°49'8.5"W
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State: Montana
Trail Length: 0.90 miles
Trail Type: Loop
Hike Difficulty: Easiest
Elevation Gain: 60 feet

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The Trail of the Cedars is one of the most popular hikes in the park because of it offers great views without too much exertion. It is a short loop hike around Avalanche Creek in Glacier National Park. The hike is a fairly easy walk through a cedar tree forest and offers gorgeous views of Avalanche Creek which now cascades downstream as glacially melted water. The trees in this forest are some of the tallest and the oldest in the park, reaching up to 100 feet tall and 4 to 7 feet across at around 500 years old. This area has survived fires and avalanches for years, allowing it to flourish. The trail is wheelchair accessible and leads to a footbridge at the creek.

Just past the Avalanche Lake trail junction is an even closer view of the creek and the trailhead to Avalanche Lake, which is another 1.6 miles for those feeling a little more adventurous.

After passing Avalanche Creek, the trail reaches past the Avalanche Creek Campground and loops back out to the road. Parking can get difficult here because it is such a popular hike and there are limited spaces. The trailhead is about 5 and a half miles from Lake McDonald Lodge, along Going to the Sun Road.

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Be courteous, informed, and prepared. Read trailhead guidelines, stay on the trail, and don’t feed the wildlife.

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  1. Plan Ahead and Prepare
  2. Travel & camp on durable surfaces
  3. Dispose of waste properly
  4. Leave what you find
  5. Minimize campfire impacts
  6. Respect wildlife
  7. Be considerate of other visitors

Directions

From Apgar Village, Glacier National Park

  1. Head north toward Apgar Loop/Lake View Dr (121 ft)
  2. Turn right onto Apgar Loop/Lake View Dr (0.8 mi)
  3. Turn left onto Glacier Rte 1 Rd/Going-to-the-Sun Rd
    May be closed at certain times or days
    Destination will be on the right
    (13.6 mi)
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Directions will take you straight to the parking lot, but it tends to fill up quickly.

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Distance ?

0.9 miles

Real Ascent ?

152 feet

Real Descent ?

152 feet

Grade (-14° to 12°)

-24% to 22%

Elevation differences are scaled for emphasis. While the numbers are accurate, the cut-away shown here is not to scale.

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