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Trail Of The Cedars: Glacier National Park’s Rainforest

Trail Description: The Trail of the Cedars, one of two wheelchair accessible trails in Glacier, is a loop hike that begins and ends on the Going-To-The-Sun Road, located 5.5 miles east of the Lake McDonald Lodge. Since this is an extremely popular hike, parking can be a problem during peak travel season. Obviously you can start from either side, but most people begin their hike on the eastern portion of the loop. This side of the loop travels along a raised boardwalk, and passes though a forest of ancient western hemlocks and red cedars. Being situated on the eastern edge of the maritime climate of the Pacific Northwest, the Lake McDonald Valley also marks the extreme eastern limits for western hemlocks and red cedars. The ...

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