Laughton Glacier Trail is a 4.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Skagway, AK that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible from June until September.
Sep 21, 2016 - You'll need to take the White Pass train to the Laughton Glacier trailhead. They will drop you off and you just need to make sure you're back to the pickup location for the train back. There's an early train (~7:30am) and a later train around 12:30. We took the latter train and didn't have sufficient time to make it all the way to the glacier base. We ended up running back the whole way so we didn't miss the train. The only train that picks you up arrives around 3:30pm. This makes a long day if you caught the early train, but it's the only way you'll have enough time at the top.
Went with a naturalist guide, beautiful views of the glacier, learned a lot about the fauna, no wildlife but plenty of beautiful surroundings. Helicopter ride up 2 mile hike to glacier scenic viewing spot 2 mile hike back with a trip on the white pass railroad to get back into downtown skagway. Great Day!!!