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McDonald Creek Hike

Montana, MT, United States
15 Kudos
If you're looking for an easy yet amazing hike in Glacier National Park, I'd recommend a walk along McDonald Creek. It's flat, but the water is absolutely amazing. There's nothing like that turquoise water running through rocks that have been carved over the years. We did this walk after a much longer (and exhausting) hike and it was a great way to tend the day. We even took off our boots and stuck our feet in the water for a while. That glacier run off is cold!! This is one of those places where a lot of people just park their car and take a picture, but it's definitely worth a walk. You can get away from the crowds and see a whole lot you'd miss otherwise.
Story Details


Going-to-the-Sun Road
This road goes through the park and the creek runs along it for a while.

Culture and experiences

Glacier National Park
My favorite park in the US and where you'll find this stuff!

Points of interest

Lake McDonald
This is a stunning lake and a must see in Glacier.

Special activities

McDonald Lake Trail
McDonald Lake Trail
This is a really beautiful and easy hike if you're in Glacier.

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