East Glacier Loop Trail

EASY 17 reviews

East Glacier Loop Trail is a 3.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Juneau, Alaska that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and mountain biking and is best used from April until October.

DISTANCE
3.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
925 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

rocky

snow

The East Glacier Trail is 2.8 miles long. This trail loops out and back from the Trail of Time near the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. The East Glacier Trail provides excellent views of Mendenhall Glacier from a safe distance. The lower portion of the trail is below the glacier trim-line and vegetation consists of very dense pioneering vegetation such as willow, alder and cottonwood.

hiking
13 days ago

14 days ago

29 days ago

Beautiful scenery and decent hike. The views of the river are limited but what you can see is breathtaking.

hiking
1 month ago

July 2016. Beautiful and moderately challenging. There was quite a bit of climbing, but the weather and views were amazing. Salmon was just starting to run and we saw a bear!

5 months ago

8 months ago

Great walk with plenty of steps up.

hiking
9 months ago

Did this hike in Aug of '15 on a cruise. It was absolutely breathtaking and I enjoyed every second of it. Definitely want to return to Alaska for more difficult trails :)

hiking
10 months ago

11 months ago

hiking
Wednesday, May 18, 2016

A great hike with beautiful scenery. Keep your eyes on the woods and you might find some old mining ruins.

hiking
Monday, December 21, 2015

Easy hike with beautiful scenery!

hiking
Monday, October 05, 2015

A fun trail with some amazing views of the wilderness and glaciers. I did this hike with a guide associated with an Alaskan cruise. The trail is well maintained and easy to follow. Such a great way to get outside.

hiking
Thursday, September 03, 2015

Thursday, July 09, 2015

Easy trail popular with the cruise ship folks. It starts at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitors center run by the USFS. A very well maintained trail with views of the glacier and Nugget Creek falls.

nature trips
Thursday, June 25, 2015

hiking
Sunday, April 12, 2015

The trail has a great view of the Mendehall Glacier, on the first left of the trail it takes you to the Nuggets Fall also has an extended path to A-J Fall. Best time to go is early in the morning, wasn't crowded of tourist most people end up going to the Nuggets Fall.

hiking
Tuesday, July 08, 2014