A snow covered mountain

Juneau - Mendenhall Glacier Guides Choice Trail Hike

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
  • Difficulty level

    Level 4: Challenging - good mobility and fitness needed

  • Duration


  • Min. passengers


  • Booking code


  • From

    81 €

  • Please note

    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’.

Practical Information:

  • Language: English
  • Duration: 4h30
  • Minimum pax: 6
  • Included: Walking sticks, snack, waterproof rain ponchos, hip packs
  • Remarks/requirements: Comfortable walking shoes, dress in layers, and a rain jacket
  • Walking Information: 4-6 miles - Strenuous hike
  • Wheelchair accessible: No