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Herbert Glacier Professional Review and Guide
"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."
--Mollie Foster, Hiking Alaska: A Guide to Alaska's Greatest Hiking Adventures (Falcon Guides).
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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