Hiking

Glacier Bay National Park Hiking

The National Park Service Headquarters are stationed inside the park, allowing plenty of opportunities for guided hikes with Park Service Interpreters.  Daily hikes consist of 1-2 mile loops around the lodge and along the beaches.  For something more adventurous, there are plenty of trails throughout Glacier Bay National Park to explore.  We are happy to point you in the right direction and help you obtain maps of these trail systems.

Trail Distance Time Description
Forest Loop 1 mile 1 hr Begins at Glacier Bay Lodge and ends near the dock. Easy. There are a couple of benches along the way. The trail winds through a pond-studded spruce/hemlock forest for one half mile, then descends to the beach. I really enjoyed the hike when I took it with my wife and 4 year old.
Bartlett River 4 mile half day The trail is not difficult but has a few muddy spots during rainy periods. It meanders along an intertidal lagoon, through the forest, then emerges and ends at the Bartlett River estuary.
Bartlett Lake 6 mile half day This trail branches off from the Bartlett River Trail about one quarter mile from the Gustavus Road. It winds through temperate rainforest and leads to Bartlett Lake.