Root Glacier and Stairway Icefall Trail is a 9 mile out and back trail located near Copper Center, AK and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from June until September.
Absolutely beautiful. Easy hike through wilderness, over a waterfall to the base of the glacier. **Make sure you bring crampons if you plan on climbing around on the glacier!!!! it is cold hard ice and I saw too many people slipping about. It's in McCarthy with the nearest town being 3 hours away.