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West Glacier Trail
West Glacier Trail

West Glacier Trail

10.04 reviews
Outdoors, Hiking and Nature, Lake, Trekking, Mountain
Ranked #8 in Juneau things to do
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W Glacier Trail, Juneau, AK 99801, USA
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Anchorage

The west trail is where you get to see the amazing view of glacier and walk near it. Make sure to know where to go before you leave, wear sturdy walking shoes.

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New York City

A full day hike, with great views of the Mendenhall glacier leading to an incredible vista of the ice field feeding Mendenhall glacier. The last bit of the hike is challenging - steep climbing. Well worth the effort!

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Homer
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The West Glacier Trail (known locally as the Ice Cave Trail) is an approximately 5 mile out and back hike with the terminus on the west side of Mendenhall Glacier. The trail begins at the end of Skater's Cabin Road but quickly becomes overgrown. Once the tree line is broken, there are some rock carins that'll keep you on track but the actual trail is not well defined. Parts of this trail are steep, rocky and covered in ice. Occasionally ice caves are present near the face of the glacier so use extreme caution while hiking on the ice.

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