Herbert Glacier

Juneau, Alaska 99821

Herbert Glacier

Herbert Glacier Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"An easy walk through dense forest to views of the Herbert Glacier
and outwash plain below. Deep forest, a large river, a glacial “beach,” bedrock, and blue ice make a fine setting for this 4-mile trail up the Herbert River. The maintained trail ends on the Herbert Glacier’s outwash plain, with Herbert Glacier in the distance."

Herbert Glacier Trip Reports

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This is a beautiful flat trail that lead deep into the Juneau forest to the glacier. You follow the river for most of the way. This was a good hiking trail, but it would have been much better and faster on a mountain bike. There is only one spot you have to walk your bike across. You could even ride 2.5 miles in and walk the rest. Many people did this. I preferred the west glacier trail to Mendenhall if you want to hike a beautiful trail.

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Trail Type
Skill Level
Best mid-May through October
Tongass National Forest, Juneau Ranger District, 8510 Mendenhall Loop Rd., Juneau, AK 99801; (907) 586-8800; www.juneautrails.org
Local Contacts
USGS Juneau C-3 (SE); Alaska Natural History Association Juneau Area Trails Guide
Local Maps

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