Herbert Glacier

Juneau, Alaska

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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.

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"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."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Juneau
Distance: 4
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Season: Best mid-May through October
Features: Waterfalls
Accessibility: Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Local Contacts: Tongass National Forest, Juneau Ranger District, 8510 Mendenhall Loop Rd., Juneau, AK 99801; (907) 586-8800; www.juneautrails.org
Local Maps: USGS Juneau C-3 (SE); Alaska Natural History Association Juneau Area Trails Guide
Driving Directions: Directions to Herbert Glacier

Recent Trail Reviews

6/1/2008
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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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May 2018