Exit Glacier Trail

MODERATE 38 reviews

Exit Glacier Trail is a 1.8 mile out and back trail located near Lowell Point, Alaska that offers scenic views. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking.

DISTANCE
1.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
232 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

views

no dogs

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail system. Paved most of the way to the head of the glacier, but then becomes rock hiking on large black boulders which can be slick when wet. Unless you hike the quarter mile or so to the toe of the glacier (which can only be done in dry conditions so you don't sink into mud and freezing glacial runoff), you won't get to see the glacier up close. The signs displaying the years indicating where the glacier was, will show that in 2005 and 2010, it was much closer to the trail than it is now. At the end of the trail, I still had to use my camera zoom to get a decent picture. Binoculars will help you appreciate the beauty and power of Exit Glacier, as well as ponder our future as stewards of nature.

walking
2 months ago

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2 months ago

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3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

Very touristy but great view of Exit Glacier.

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

short easy hike with amazing glacier views. crowded though, slow and novice hikers abound.

3 months ago

walking
3 months ago

Nice family friendly walk that gives a view on the toe of the glacier

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Short and informative hike up to exit glacier. The date markers show where the glacier use to be :(.

hiking
4 months ago

This trail was wonderful! Amazing views, wildlife, and cool weather (cooler than Texas, so we were thrilled). The Glacier and river are gorgeous.

4 months ago

Awesome.

hiking
5 months ago

The hike from the parking lot to Exit Glacier was thrilling. You don't know if the ratting you hear in the bushes might be a bear, or just an Arctic ground squirrel. But the one thing you're sure of, are the tenuous mosquitos overpopulating the trail and taking turns in biting you. So come prepared with a strong mosquito repellent spray. They don't sell them at the visitor center! I wish I knew this before going there. Other than that, this trail and the views are worth it! Pay attention to the numbers marked along the way. They indicate where the glacier was that year. You can see how quickly it melted and disappeared. It makes you realized how beautiful yet sad the glacier is. An undeniable proof of the effects of global warming and our consumerism.

hiking
5 months ago

Great, easy trail to get out and see the glacier. You can walk to a nice look out point or go farther and climb out on some rocks. Good for the whole family and different ability levels.

hiking
5 months ago