Mint Glacier Valley

Palmer, Alaska 99645

Mint Glacier Valley

Mint Glacier Valley Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Mint Glacier Valley Trail includes access to a mountain and glacier
landscape, with further routes for mountaineering options from
the higher points on the trail."

Mint Glacier Valley Trip Reports

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Nice out and back trail from a paved trailhead with pit toilets and a campground. The first half mile is smooth well maintained wide gravel that you could push a stroller down. Then it narrows out a bit as it follows the river upstream. We went just beyond the 3 mile post had lunch and returned after doing a little gold panning in the recreational gold mining area. Yes we found a little color. Where we turned around we got our first glimpses of the glacier. You will see quite a few beaver ponds along the trail and the wild flowers can be amazing depending on the time of year. This is bear country so prepare appropriately. You will share this trail with runners, mountain bikers and the occasional pack horse as well.

Mint Glacier Valley Photos

Trail Information

Nearby City
2,500 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
Best July through mid-September
Alaska State Parks, Mat-Su/Copper Basin Area, Finger Lake, Mile 0.7 Bogard Road, 7278 East Bogard Rd., Wasilla, AK 99654; (907) 745-3975;
Local Contacts
USGS Anchorage D-6
Local Maps

Trail Log