Lion's Head Trail is a 2.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Glacier View, Alaska that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until August.

DISTANCE
2.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,000 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wildlife

muddy

snow

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1 month ago

Great view !

2 months ago

The view is beautiful.

2 months ago

Great views!!

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3 months ago

Kinda confusing to find the trailhead but there are great views of Matanuska glacier from the top. Very steep and often muddy. :P Directions (since we had trouble finding the trail, I figure others might too) you can see the lions head from the road in both directions. Stop at the base and there's a big gravel area that says no trespassing. Take the gravel driveway down to the right and there's a gate with an AT&T sign. Call the number and let them know you're going on in. Then follow that gravel driveway up to a couple of buildings and basically poke around until you see a small opening in the brush, that's the trail. On the way back down, there are lots of trails that meander through the brush. We definitely took a different route down than up! Luckily we came out at the gravel driveway. Our friend took a slightly different route through the brush at the end, and he ended up maybe a hundred yards up the driveway. So don't get too hung up on trying to find the correct route because there isn't really one. :D

3 months ago

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3 months ago

Super view of the glacier and the river

4 months ago

Perfect trail with a view with little ones. We had 4 Kids with us ages 11,11,9,4. Distance and climb was perfect for their attention span.

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4 months ago

The view is of course the payoff on this trail! Amazing view of the Matanuska Glacier. Bring your binoculars too!

The trail was wet with some sections having running water today due to late snow melt and ground water. It made it slippery in sections that had incline and needed to hold on to trees on way down in sections. Poles would have been helpful. Not necessary when conditions are good but with the slick wet areas they would have been nice to have.

The trail is also tight in some areas but with the greenery it also feels like hiking in Kauai for sections. Small rock scramble section half way up.

Bring a snack / lunch for the top and enjoy the view.

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