Trail of the Cedars

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0.9 Miles 1.4 Kilometers


Singletrack

42' 13 m

Ascent

-46' -14 m

Descent

3,451' 1,052 m

High

3,406' 1,038 m

Low

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

4%

Max Grade (2°)

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

Michael Faist

Overview

Features: Birding — Fall Colors — River/Creek — Views — Wildlife
Dogs: No Dogs

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 18, 2017
Stephen Miller
Me, Jenna, Ava, David, Katy, Zeke, Ben
Jun 15, 2017
Jennifer White
May 31, 2017
Emily Goss
May 21, 2017
Kyle Thomas
May 20, 2017
Alissa FW
Sep 20, 2016
Breck Allman
Sep 11, 2016
Terry Proffitt
Great hike. Very easy. It is a good way to stretch your legs and see a really cool waterfall 0.9mi — 11h 00m
Sep 7, 2016
Katy Johnson
Short, extremely easy hike. Well worth the time! Huge Western Red Cedars and Hemlock. Bonus stream - blue as can be!

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