Herbert Glacier Trail

EASY 18 reviews
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Herbert Glacier Trail is a 9.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Juneau, Alaska that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October.

DISTANCE
9.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1259 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

rocky

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6 months ago

May 2017. The mileage is around 13miles round trip if you go all the way to the glacier. most trail guides only include the flat maintained trail to the washout. From the end of this easy trail (can bike on a town bike) you can see the glacier at a distance. if you want to get all the way to the ice, walk until the river meets the hillside and find a primitive trail marked by a single cairn and a orange tape on the brush. Follow this trail up and over the ridge. do not cross the river! once you get closer to the glacier, go along the left mountainside, left of the river. Once you get on this side it is a bushwack on a heavily over grown trail. Then you must cross steep rock slide areas to reach the glacier. once you get to the ice you'll need crampons to walk on it (it starts out steep). The biggest hazard on this route is steep/loose/slippery rock and difficult route finding. go prepared and have fun.

hiking
Thursday, July 07, 2016

Easy trail, mostly through the woods. The last section to the glacier was flooded and inaccessible as of 7/03/16.

Worth the hike regardless.

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

mountain biking
Monday, July 04, 2016

mountain biking
Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Beautiful, flat, easy trail. Great for biking!! Bring some camp gear and stay the night at the beach at the end.

hiking
Wednesday, October 28, 2015

road biking
Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Very flat and boring trail. Not much to see, your in the woods, few look outs on the river. Rest stop (bench) at 3.12 mile.

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Great flat trail
Nice for biking and cross country ski.

hiking
Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Beautiful and easy trail.

hiking
Monday, September 16, 2013

Beautiful trail. The end result is worth the seemingly flat first few miles. You'll come to the river where the trail starts to become a bit more rocky (while still flat) and then you will come onto a beach like area. This is a great place to rest and enjoy the beautiful view of the glacier and the river.

hiking
Thursday, August 23, 2012

Great trail! Biked just about all the way to the glacier in around 30-40 minutes.

The glacier is receding so it's getting trickier to get up to it, but you can if you have time!

mountain biking
Sunday, August 19, 2012

This is an easy ride. Long wide trail 90% of the way. As soon as you get to the river flats you have to get out on the sand to make the rest of the way to view the glacier. If you want to hike up to glacier you will hav e to leave your bike there and continue on foot.