Hikes Near Juneau

West Glacier Trail, Mendenhall Glacier

From the Mendenhall Glacier website:

Moderate trail that follows the glacier's west side
Length - 6.8 miles
Time - 5 hours
Elevation gain - 1,300 feet

The West Glacier trailhead cannot be reached from the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. Take Mendenhall Loop Road to Montana Creek Road and follow the signs to Mendenhall Campground.

[key information - glacier views, birding, 50-200 years forest growth]