Point Gustavus

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Point Gustavus is a 12.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Gustavus, Alaska. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips.

DISTANCE
12.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
387 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

nature trips

walking

beach

off trail

no dogs

The long stretch of shoreline south of the Bartlett Cove docks allows for a pleasant stroll. You could walk for miles. An extended hike to Point Gustavus (six miles one way) can be completed in a full day. Low tide reveals a myriad of intertidal life. (Please walk carefully!) It's a terrific place to see land, shore and sea birds. Listen for the breathing of humpback whales, feeding sea otters, and bald eagles. Flowers are profuse in mid-summer on the beach meadows. Let the magic of Glacier Bay surround you for an hour or even a full day.