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]

http://www.fs.fed.us/r10/tongass/districts/mendenhall/trails.shtml

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