Laughton Glacier Trail

MODERATE 7 reviews
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Laughton Glacier Trail is a 4.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Skagway, Alaska that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from June until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.2 miles
856 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash



nature trips





8 months ago

It was a beautiful hike walking on the glacier was a great time. Did this hike on 09/13/17. I booked it though Packer Expeditions our guides Andy and Smith are great

10 months ago

Great Alaskan hike- beautiful scenery. Saw several guided hikers but we were easily able to navigate the well
Marked trail. Great introduction to Alaska.

11 months ago

not a difficult hike, and the train ride is a stunning bonus

Monday, September 26, 2016

Sep 21, 2016 - You'll need to take the White Pass train to the Laughton Glacier trailhead. They will drop you off and you just need to make sure you're back to the pickup location for the train back. There's an early train (~7:30am) and a later train around 12:30. We took the latter train and didn't have sufficient time to make it all the way to the glacier base. We ended up running back the whole way so we didn't miss the train. The only train that picks you up arrives around 3:30pm. This makes a long day if you caught the early train, but it's the only way you'll have enough time at the top.

nature trips
Saturday, September 29, 2012

Went with a naturalist guide, beautiful views of the glacier, learned a lot about the fauna, no wildlife but plenty of beautiful surroundings. Helicopter ride up 2 mile hike to glacier scenic viewing spot 2 mile hike back with a trip on the white pass railroad to get back into downtown skagway. Great Day!!!

8 months ago

Friday, October 14, 2016