Snowbird Mine and Glacier Pass Trail

MODERATE 11 reviews

Snowbird Mine and Glacier Pass Trail is a 4.6 mile out and back trail located near Palmer, Alaska that features a great forest setting. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,689 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

forest

views

snow

3 days ago

Starts at the Reed Lakes trailhead. It had been raining so the trail had a lot of water running over it on the flat parts at the beginning and got slippery and muddy once the incline was steeper, near the rocks section. We had to turn around there but would definitely come back on a drier day. Views of the creek, waterfalls, and wildflowers made it worth it.

hiking
2 months ago

There’s a much easier trail to access the beaver pond and trail portions behind the mine than scrambling up the rocks; look for a trail spur on the right a few hundred feet back from the mine. It’s muddier but gradual.

hiking
10 months ago

Steep and slippery with snow. No switchbacks.

hiking
10 months ago

It's a fun trail, beautiful views. perfect for the day hiker. it takes me about 3 hours to get to the glacier and another 1.5 to get down

camping
Thursday, May 28, 2015

Great backpacking spot, a little steep and rocky at parts, but a wonderful place to hike and camp.

hiking
Saturday, May 04, 2013

Absolutely amazing. My husband and I went during the week and where the only soles in this beautiful country. Now, that's religion!! This trail was relatively easy. However, we kept on going, climbing the rocks and beyond became a little strenuous. Dress in layers.

19 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Monday, August 15, 2016

hiking
Monday, May 06, 2013