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Bartlett River Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

3.6 mile 5.7 kilometer loop
97% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 261' 80 m
Descent: -261' -80 m
High: 179' 55 m
Low: 34' 10 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 11% (6°)

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A forested out-and-back that leads to the tidal flats of Bartlett River.

Joan Pendleton

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Overview

An accessible option from Bartlett Cove that samples many of the defining features of Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve.

Description

The Bartlett River Trail starts out through northern rainforest, along the shoreline of Glacier Bay. Glimpses of Glacier Bay and its islands can be seen through the trees. It then veers away from the shoreline, and one finds themselves surrounded by forest - tall fir trees and lush ground cover vegetation. Everything is moist everywhere.

Towards the end of Bartlett River Trail, it comes out of the forest next to the tidal flats of the Bartlett River. If one is lucky enough to have a clear day, views of the Fairweather Mountain Range can be seen in the distance.

Flora & Fauna

Northern rainforest - tall fir trees, lush vegetation, colorful mushrooms in late summer.

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The tidal flats on the Bartlett River make a beautiful foreground to the Fairweather Range.
Jan 9, 2017 near Juneau, AK
A pink mushroom breaks above the late-August groundcover in the forests of the Bartlett Trail.
Jan 9, 2017 near Juneau, AK
Green and brown-striped mushrooms shade themselves under the lush groundcover in late August.
Jan 9, 2017 near Juneau, AK
Brown-and-beige mushrooms take shelter in the dark vegetation of late August.
Jan 9, 2017 near Juneau, AK
A low-tide view from beside the trail. Photo Credit: NPS Photo/Kyle Pinjuv.
Jun 1, 2017 near Juneau, AK
Erratics left over from receded glaciers dot the landscape next to the Bartlett River. Photo credit: NPS Photo.
Jun 1, 2017 near Juneau, AK

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