Located inside of the beautiful Kootenai National Forest, Kootenai Falls is a spectacular site to visit in the northwest corner of Montana. The Kootenai National Forest comprises over 2.2 million acres of land, and while Kootenai Falls is a small piece of the forest, it is certainly beautiful, easy to get to and worth a few minutes (or even a full day!) of your time. Most people come to the area to see the falls, either from an overlook or up close. But in addition to the falls, which drop over 300 feet in a short distance over a series...
The Avalanche Lake Trail (via the Trail of the Cedars) is one of Glacier National Park’s most popular hikes-and for good reason. Coming in at 4.6 miles (round trip) and with less than a thousand feet of elevation gain, this hike is very doable for most school aged children and active adults. Additionally, the trail contains waterfalls, hiking in the forest and amazing views of the lake and surrounding mountains. If you are looking for a great hike for your family to really get a sense for what it’s like in the interior of Glacier National Park, then the Avalanche...
In Glacier National Park, the weather can be unpredictable in the summer and figuring what to pack for your trip can be a challenge. Unlike other National Parks to the south, this park can see snowfall during most months of the year. You could find yourself in freezing temperatures at any time during the year as well.
Don’t worry, though! This amazing park is one of our favorites, and with a little planning you’ll be more than prepared for your trip.
Here are a few of the “must pack” items that we think you’ll need when planning a trip to Glacier National Park in the summertime.
The Many Glacier area of Glacier National Park is full of great hikes, and the Iceberg Lake Trail is definitely one of the best. The reward doesn’t come easy, though. At just under 10 miles (round trip), you’ll have to work to get there. However, for those that are willing to take on the trip, they’ll enjoy breathtaking scenery along the entire route, a waterfall, several river crossings and an emerald-green, glacier-fed lake, complete with icebergs!
Hiking 10 miles is not something that our family typically does, and as you can imagine, our kids are not usually overly excited to head out on a hike this long. However, this turned out to be one of our favorite hikes of the park!