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green Trail of the Cedars

Trail

0.9 mile 1.4 kilometer loop
Singletrack
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 42' 13 m
Descent: -46' -14 m
High: 3,451' 1,052 m
Low: 3,406' 1,038 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 4% (2°)

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Trail shared by Michael Faist

One of Glacier's two wheelchair accessible trails, it takes you through the parks only cedar forest.

Michael Faist

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

Description

As one of Glaciers few wheelchair accessible trails, the Trail of the Cedars is very popular, and not without good reason. Its level boardwalk trail takes visitors among some of the oldest and largest trees in the park.

Starting either from the parking area or the Avalanche Campground, it's a loop trail. No matter which way you go you'll pass over Avalanche Creek, where the junction for the Avalanche Lake Trail begins. You'll hike over a mixture of hard-packed gravel and boardwalks, through an ecosystem that wont be found anywhere else in the park. The peaceful stroll can get rather crowded, so come early if you want to avoid the rush.

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Flora & Fauna

The trail is named after the towering trees you'll hike beneath. This forest, resembling the ecosystems of the Pacific Northwest, is the only one of it's kind in Glacier.

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Jun 11, 2019
Emily Bradberry
Jun 6, 2019
Sarah Gartner
May 24, 2019
Matthew Blank
May 16, 2019
Jeff Becker
May 8, 2019
Saideep Bollam
Oct 25, 2018
Amy Collett
Aug 10, 2018
Carol King
Aug 9, 2018
Mike Boutelle
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  4.1 from 21 votes

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