Byron Glacier View

Whittier, Alaska

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This wide gravel trail is a delightful walk for families with small children, for Aunt Minnie, and for spry great-grandfather. An easy hike with no climbing, the trip is exciting for those who have never seen rugged mountain and glacier terrain up close. Bring a picnic lunch and relax in the heart of snow-and-ice country.

Byron Glacier View Professional Review and Guide

"This wide gravel trail is a delightful walk for families with small children, for Aunt Minnie, and for spry great-grandfather. An easy hike with no climbing, the trip is exciting for those who have never seen rugged mountain and glacier terrain up close. Bring a picnic lunch and relax in the heart of snow-and-ice country."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Whittier
Distance: 1.6
Elevation Gain: 100 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Duration: 1 hour
Season: June-Oct
Local Contacts: Chugach National Forest
Local Maps: USGS Seward D5 SW
Driving Directions: Directions to Byron Glacier View

Recent Trail Reviews

6/12/2011
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Quite an easy trail with an outstanding view of Byron Glacier. Intrepid risk-takers can, of course, go OFF the trail and get a closer look. Be prepared for plenty of the unofficial Alaska State Bird (mosquito) to appear, and there are numerous bear sightings/warnings posted, so bring your cowbell. Cloud-free days are rare in Portage Valley. But don't despair, as the glacier-blue color is best seen on cloudy days.



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