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went on trail not realizing you have to be part mountain goat to finish it. There were a lot of dangerous spots and in my opinion it's not worth the effort

Great hike with great views

hiking
3 months ago

Very easy and beautiful

hiking
3 months ago

Really great trail, easy with pretty waterfall

Great day on the trail. 4 hours up for us. Just keep your eye out for the flagging at the end of West Glacier to navigate the scrubby alders.

Arrived in town on a cruise so our timing was critical. Walked to the trailhead and started up an a clear day. Understand comments about mud none for us by it hadn't rained for a few days and it was still damp. After passing the tram station we were soon above the tree line and views kept getting better all the way to Gastineau Peak. Stopped there as it was relayed to us that though the ship leaving the harbor may be a beautiful site it is one you don't want to experience.
A great hike for those who are sure footed and not afraid ofheights

this is a beautiful beautiful area. you follow this granite creek up to some beautiful waterfalls and if you're brave enough swimming holes. the trail keeps going after the big waterfall at the end of the Maintained Trail". the trail goes up and around the backside of Mt Juneau. This is a long and strenuous hike, the ridgeline is pretty easy to follow and marked very well with karen's. There are some beautiful glacier lakes.

note- the trailhead to decend down Mt Juneau is that the white building structure looking down into the canyon. I went back and forth to the front of Mt Juneau to the back looking for the trailhead down it. I could not find it and spent the night up there and found it in the morning.

A great walk on a sunny day.

hiking
4 months ago

Nice easy trail to a beautiful waterfall.

4 months ago

Great hike! Done it a few times. Caves aren’t always there though, so a little disappointing if you do the whole hike and don’t get that reward.

hiking
4 months ago

My wife and I did this trail last June while on a Disney Alaskan Cruise. The trail is moderate and the views are absolutely stunning!!! Looking out over the valley and glacier everyone in our group was completely silent, just taking it all in.

on Mount Roberts Trail

hiking
4 months ago

Went up on a beautiful day in late August. Great views of the channel, downtown Juneau, and various peaks and valleys. Might be a good idea to take the tram up/ down to skip what would be the muddiest part of the trail if it has rained recently. Lots of marmots and ptarmigans. Also saw a northern harrier chasing a raven. Legs were a little sore the next day, but worth it!

Great trail and easy for kids

This is an awesome Trail. It doesn't get too close to the glacier, but you do have some nice glacier views. It does go through some very pretty temperate rainforest. We saw some spawning Sockeye salmon in the creek, and also a family of 4 bears right off the trail.

Easy trail to get right to Nugget Falls with great views of Mendenhall Glacier and the mountains!

on Mount Roberts Trail

5 months ago

views can't be beat

hiking
5 months ago

Theres a hidden switchback that takes you right up to the glacier. Absolutely breathtaking.

hiking
5 months ago

Epic. The hike was perfect, brought my dog... she’s pretty worn out from it but she loved every minute of it out there. Being on the Glacier was something else. I highly recommend this hike.

Fantastic hike to the ice caves and on the glacier. We had a professional guide for our group age 7 to 69, guide was critical to being on the glacier safely

hiking
5 months ago

We came in on a cruise. You can take the city bus and get off at the stop after the visitors center. Than walk a mile down the road past the camp ground to the trail head. The hike is amazing. Climbing down the the rock face at the end was a little daunting. But wow getting to set foot on the glacier with no one around was an unbelievable experience. You need to be very confident in your scrambling skills to do the final climb.

nice trail. not to difficult. I was a little bummed out when we reached the creek/river (that is the start of nugget falls) and that there was no access to view the falls. We really didn't get to see the glacier till the very end of the loop (started opposite of the visitor center). AJ falls was stunning! The stairs were kinda neat. the forest was amazing. Vistas were few. I give this trail a 5 out of 10.

hiking
5 months ago

Thought this would be easy at first since .5 miles is smooth gravel with wide paths but then it slowly got more difficult after the trail split. Took the “View Point” trail which turned the man made path into nature made. The path took you up and over tree limbs, steep rock hills and then eventually into climbing up cliffs until you see the glacier. We decided to keep going until we climbed onto the glacier and got a sample of it’s water. I would highly recommend taking a bottle or cup with you to try the water and make sure to wear really good boots or you can easier slip while climbing and hiking this trail. This trail gives you a great view of Nugget Falls, glacier caves and surrounding mountains. Bring warm clothes to change into once you get to the glacier and bring a snack to get you back home.

Beautiful trail with plenty of great views for photos. Trail is mostly all 2x4 boards that are put together to create steps. Make sure you are ready for tons of stairs. Going done is rough due to the boards but the cabin and view from the top is worth it. Went during dry spell and 74 degrees outside but could tell that the trail would be slippery if it wasn’t for the boards. Reached cabin in 1hr 15mins which was perfect.

Started at Basin and got all the way to Gastineau Peak. It is a very well maintained and highly populated trail considering you will run into many tourists. If you stop at the tram, great job! But you’re really missing out if you don’t at least get up on the ridge line! It gets pretty rocky after you pass the cross toward the ridge, but there were many tourists walking in running shoes and even Converse who still made it close. As always, I recommend going on a clear day so you can see the views from up top! Next time I’ll head another mile or so past Gastineau to Mt. Roberts Peak!

That summit view is worth the hike! Definitely recommend as others did after a few dry days due to a lot of steep loose rocky inclines.

hiking
6 months ago

well maitained trail, saw several bikers using it as well. Trail ends a a river that does not offer much view of the galcier. Better veiw is just before the end of trail. There is way to get to the glacier, but we did not have time to make it to tgr glacier.

hiking
6 months ago

Great way to see the glacier. Lots of great spots for photos, views of the glacier and waterfall, and (sadly) lots of evidence of the glacier receding from the rocks on the road. Heavily trafficked to final viewing sandbar.

hiking
6 months ago

Did this hike 2 years ago, it was very easy:)

Make sure to have your poles. Trail was muddy and slippery.

walking
6 months ago

Great trail for getting up close to Nugget Falls and the Mendenhall Glacier. Easy one mile stroll with a few easy up and downs. Probably doable with a stroller or wheelchair.

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