Iceberg Lake

Missoula, Montana

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A beautiful lake in a spectacular setting with more than its share of mountain goats and grizzly bears, and lots of humans. More people see grizzly bears along the Iceberg Lake Trail than any other hiking route in this book, partially due to the high concentration of relatively unafraid grizzlies in the Many Glacier Valley. Be extra careful to make noise and stay on the trail. Because of the high bear population, no overnight camping is allowed at Iceberg Lake. Technically, Iceberg Lake does not have icebergs, but it comes as close as any place in Montana. Chunks of ice float around in the lake, usually until September, but the “icebergs” are larger and more scenic in July and August.
Hiking Montana

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Hiking Montana

by Bill Schneider & Russ Schneider (Falcon Guides)

A beautiful lake in a spectacular setting with more than its share of mountain goats and grizzly bears, and lots of humans.
More people see grizzly bears along the Iceberg Lake Trail than any other hiking route in this book, partially due to the high concentration of relatively unafraid grizzlies in the Many Glacier Valley. Be extra careful to make noise and stay on the trail.

Because of the high bear population, no overnight camping is allowed at Iceberg Lake. Technically, Iceberg Lake does not have icebergs, but it comes as close as any place in Montana. Chunks of ice float around in the lake, usually until September, but the “icebergs” are larger and more scenic in July and August.

©  Bill Schneider & Russ Schneider/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Missoula
Distance: 10
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 1
Season: July through September
Local Contacts: Glacier National Park
Local Maps: USGS Many Glacier
Driving Directions: Directions to Iceberg Lake

Recent Trail Reviews

8/3/2011
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Like the description states, this is a great trail suitable for the whole family. The trail is generally wide, very well maintained and offers some great views. The trail is relatively easy and not too steep, but at about 3.5 miles one-way, it will still take 75-90 minutes, depending on pace. Beautiful lake and cascading creek at the end. Still patches of snow when we went in early August. Saw some good-size trout in the lake, but they weren't fooled by our lures.



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Apr 2018