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hiking
2 days ago

Ice is plenty think enough right now to walk across straight to the glacier. Fog made for a fun walk back, but the app made it very helpful staying on track.

We first did this hike in June 2018 with two other families, 5 kids and 5 dogs. Outstanding time was had by all. This is a must hike every summer! The views of the glacier are nothing short of astounding and the payoff at the lakes edge is spectacular!

trail running
23 days ago

Well maintained and beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. A quick and easy trail!

Fun hike!

snowshoeing
1 month ago

great trail!

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful trail with views that last for days. Portage Glacier has receded over time and the icebergs floating on Portage Lake are almost non-existent, but it’s still gorgeous!

Seems like a lot of potential in this trail, but not during inclement weather. Had to turn back because most of the trail is very exposed and the wind was brutal. Will try again another time. $5 parking FYI.

Great go to hike if you need a quick/short hike workout.

November 14th, snowy but so fun! Beautiful sunny day out and easy loop!

beautiful trail. best of everything.

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike! Blue glacier covered with snow but still a lovely hike with a great view! Very windy and Lots of ice today, minimal pockets of deep snow before you get to the pass. Started too late @ 1 pm and was nearly to the lake at 2:30. Had to turn around as it’s DST and after the sun went behind mountain at 3:30 things just became more dim. Got to my car at 4:30 very dusky & Probably dehydrated at that time. Remember to drink water when it’s cold outside. You need it and don’t realize it.
Gorgeous sunny day and only 4 people at the pass and no one else. The gentlemen said it’s a 4 hr hike minimum. 2 hrs there and 2 hrs back. Happy hiking!

hiking
2 months ago

Moderate is appropriate. It is challenging towards the top, but I carry an extra 40 lb with the baby carrier. Beautiful views.

This is a great trail with taking a simple walk in and around nature with the family

Amazing like always

nice hike close to town. beautiful views.

Quick beautiful hike. Definitely check the weather before you go because doing this trail after/during rainfall would make it a lot more dangerous. I would also consider it to be more moderate than easy. A little strenuous at times, but so worth it when you make it to the top.

awesome trail! the peak of the trail has an awesome look out! did the trail in October, and it was a little chilly at the top but just plan accordingly for the weather.

hiking
3 months ago

The toughest part of the trail is the beginning with a pretty steep elevation. The trail is well maintained but due to the small gravel type rocks traction is iffy. The payoff of the glacier and portage lake is so worth it though. Pack a lunch and find a nice secluded spot around the side of the lake to enjoy.

This hike was very beautiful, the lake was big with plenty of places to camp. I wish I brought a fishing pole!!

hiking
3 months ago

Great hike! Some sections of steep, loose rock but overall very satisfying. Gives a great view of Seward.

The last 200 feet is very difficult. I got to see some moose on a side trail and the view was outstanding. It was a heavily trafficked trail, but I knew that going in, from the other reviews. I would definitely recommend it if you're looking for a challenge.

Easy, quick, beautiful hike!

mountain biking
3 months ago

This review is from someone who tried to bike from Primrose trail head up to the lake and back. Apparently, most individuals who bike it prefer to start at the Lost Lake trail head and through bike up to the lake and down to Primrose. We kept wondering why everyone was passing us the opposite way. Otherwise, the rating would be different. We bit off way more than we could chew trying to bike up this way. We are definitely not very advanced mountain bikers and we had to carry our bikes up a lot of the steeper/root-filled sections. Didn't make for the most awesome experience. However, the views and riding at the top by the lake are phenomenal and the ride back down was most supreme. So, definitely don't recommend trying to bike up from Primrose unless you've got some experience and skill. Other than that the trail was absolutely wonderful!

Easy, well marked trail with the first quarter mile of asphalt. Bring a jacket if it's windy... the breeze off the glacier is cold!
Since the glacier is receding, the overlook gets you close, but not quite up to it. can still get great pics.

hiking
3 months ago

Hi guys!!! We did it with two my Siberian Huskies Woooooo

Jeep trail tough for an out shape gal but all the way to the end of skyline....soo worth the view

Good views like every other mountain in the state, this app labels it as hard but it’s definitely not. It should be rated as moderate.

easy trail to the overlook point.. good glacier view..

on Mount Marathon

4 months ago

Great hike, we saw a moose on the way to the top. Its not the easiest one but at the same time its great feeling go to the top of mountain and have an amazing view :)

hiking
4 months ago

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