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gem icon Alberta Falls

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Overview

At Alberta Falls, Glacier Creek thunders down this spectacular waterfall that ranks as one of the park's more popular hiking destinations.

Short Hike: A short hike up Loch Vale Trail from the Glacier Gorge Junction Trailhead or !Bear Lake Trail will lead you to Alberta Falls. Consider utilizing the park's FREE shuttle bus to get to the trailhead.

Family Friendly: The hike to Alberta Falls is easy enough to be completed by most visitors. It's roughly 0.8 miles on gentle trail.

Gem Type: Waterfall

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Brian Smith

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