Forest Loop Trail

EASY 4 reviews

Forest Loop Trail is a 1.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Gustavus, Alaska that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.1 miles
111 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips



wild flowers


Guide to the Forest Loop Trail in Bartlett Cove of Glacier Bay National Park. The Forest Loop Trail is an easy nature trail that starts and ends at the Glacier Bay Lodge in Bartlett Cove of Glacier Bay National Park. Along the way you'll see some great natural resources. Watch for Barrow's Goldeneye on the pond. In summer, listen for the "booming" of Sooty Grouse. Enjoy fungi and wildflowers along the trail. There's also a Tlingit canoe near the shore of the cove and some Tlingit-style carvings on trees. Note that traditional "culturally modified trees" did not involve carving a design into the trees, so these are somewhat out of place, but they are fun to see all the same.

nature trips
Thursday, March 03, 2016

Great views of glaciers and waterfalls. Great birding and whale watching as well. Only accessible by boat.

paddle sports
Tuesday, November 08, 2011

A rare sight indeed. Try to get there and witness it. Amazing!

9 months ago

9 months ago