Root Glacier and Stairway Icefall Trail

MODERATE 12 reviews

Root Glacier and Stairway Icefall Trail is a 5.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Copper Center, Alaska that offers scenic views 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.

DISTANCE
5.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
725 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

snow

camping
3 days ago

My daughter and I hiked a couple of miles out on the trail, and then hiked on the glacier. It was Incredible! Not a ton of people out there, but just enough to make it enjoyable. Saw porcupines and hares. Never realized how loud glaciers really are. Trails were intact, solid. Bear boxes available (the second one has a broken hydraulic arm, but is useable, just a bit noisier!) We had a great time and are working on planning our trip for next year!

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Beautiful hike

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hiking
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Friday, July 08, 2016

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Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Absolutely beautiful. Easy hike through wilderness, over a waterfall to the base of the glacier. **Make sure you bring crampons if you plan on climbing around on the glacier!!!! it is cold hard ice and I saw too many people slipping about. It's in McCarthy with the nearest town being 3 hours away.

15 days ago

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11 months ago

Tuesday, July 26, 2016