Put on your hiking boots, fill your lungs with fresh air and experience a day of world-class hiking on this Mendenhall Glacier excursion.
Explore the incredible Tongass National Forest
Get excellent photo opportunities
Hike high above a shimmering glacial lake
Experience incredible views of glaciated wilderness
Level 4: Challenging - good mobility and fitness needed
Comfortable walking shoes, dress in layers, and a rain jacket
The pace will be brisk and the day unforgettable. Experience cascading waterfalls, quiet forest glens, and breathtaking glacier views reached only on foot.
Along the way your naturalist guide shares knowledge and perspective on the region`s natural and cultural history - and some of his or her favourite local stories.
Your guide chooses from several excellent trails for your Mendenhall Glacier hike. This are based upon the day’s hiking conditions. Weather will be of special consideration. Conditions in this region of mountains and fjords change quickly and dramatically. You may find yourself hiking high above a shimmering glacial lake or along a mossy covered glacier moraine. Explore lush habitat and learn more about the significance and secrets of the Tongass National Forest.
During much of the hike, the views are panoramic and encompass expanses of glacier-carved wilderness. Wildlife is often sighted, but not guaranteed. There are many opportunities for photography along the trail, and frequent interpretive stops. Join us as we, in the words of John Muir, ‘climb to the mountains to get their good tidings’.
Minimum pax: 6
Included: Walking sticks, snack, waterproof rain ponchos, hip packs
Remarks/requirements: Comfortable walking shoes, dress in layers, and a rain jacket