Bartlett River Trail

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Bartlett River Trail is a 3.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Gustavus, Alaska that features a lake. The trail is good for all skill levels offers a number of activity options.

DISTANCE
3.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
446 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

backpacking

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

river

views

wildlife

no dogs

This trail meanders along an intertidal lagoon and through the spruce/hemlock forest before emerging and ending at the Bartlett River estuary. Watch for coyotes, moose, bear and river otter along the beach. Ducks, geese and other water birds concentrate in the intertidal area during migrations and molting. Salmon run up the river in the latter part of the summer, which attracts hungry harbor seals.