Avalanche Lake lies beneath Montana’s highest mountain, Granite Peak, and is fed by melting snow and ice from Granite Glacier, giving the lake a beautiful teal color. Do this hike! As soon as your vehicle passes through the west entrance of Glacier National Park, head straight for the parking lot at Trail of the Cedars Loop Trail, about 5.5 miles east of Lake McDonald Lodge. Challenging for children, long hike (we left 11am and made it back… Oct 5, 2018 Mike Burton. You should h ave proper gear and an understanding of how to read the snowpack before venturing out on this trail. It’s a well marked trail and it’s a family friendly hike suitable for hikers of all ages. Once we got to Avalanche Lake, the water was calm which made for great photos and you can walk along the Lake. The other side of the TOTC has bathrooms with running water. Glacier National Park Pet Friendly Campgrounds, Glacier National Park Hotels with Kitchenette, Hotels near Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, Hotels near (FCA) Glacier National Park Airport, All things to do in Glacier National Park, Geologic Formations in Glacier National Park, Nature & Wildlife Areas in Glacier National Park, Outdoor Activities in Glacier National Park, Cross-country Ski Areas in Glacier National Park, Kayaking & Canoeing in Glacier National Park, River Rafting & Tubing in Glacier National Park, Nature & Wildlife Tours in Glacier National Park, Other Outdoor Activities in Glacier National Park, Stand-Up Paddleboarding in Glacier National Park, Sights & Landmarks in Glacier National Park, Historic Walking Areas in Glacier National Park, Points of Interest & Landmarks in Glacier National Park, Sightseeing Tours in Glacier National Park, Boat Tours & Water Sports in Glacier National Park, Traveler Resources in Glacier National Park, Classes & Workshops in Glacier National Park, Lessons & Workshops in Glacier National Park, Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park: Tickets & Tours, Half Day Glacier National Park Scenic Float. The trailhead begins on the south side of Going to the Sun Road at Avalanche Creek. Avalanche Lake is popular. Forest and Fire Nature Trail 1.1 mi loop (1.8 km) Elevation gain: 180 ft (55 m) Trailhead: Parking area off Camas Road near Camas Creek Entrance. The best option is to take the shuttle from Apgar Village, Lake McDonald Lodge or one of the other stops along the way. The humidity in this valley allows the cedars to grow to heights of 100 feet, and diameters of 4 to 7 feet.