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Forest Loop Trail

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Trail

1.1 mile 1.8 kilometer loop
95% Runnable
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 100' 31 m
Descent: -97' -30 m
High: 127' 39 m
Low: 31' 9 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 15% (8°)

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A full loop of the Forest Loop Trail from the Glacier Bay Lodge and Visitor Center.

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Overview

Head in either direction onto the Forest Trail (Boardwalk) or Forest Trail for a tour of the surrounding woods at Glacier Bay with a quick sample of the shoreline.

Description

This loop trail will take you through both the temperate rainforest and the beach environments of Bartlett Cove as it combines the Forest Trail (Boardwalk) and Forest Trail. Begin the featured run either in front of the lodge (just off the parking lot) or south of the boat ramp between the docks.

The trail surface varies between dirt, crushed rock, and constructed boardwalk. Along the loop, there are two benches and viewing platforms that provide the perfect opportunities to rest and appreciate the breathtaking surroundings of the spruce/hemlock forest.

In the summer, there are guided tours of this loop by park rangers. See the NPS website for more information.

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Photos

Pink mushrooms dot the groundcover in late August throughout Glacier Bay's moss forests.
Jan 9, 2017 near Juneau, AK
Thick carpets of moss blanket the forest floor off the Forest Trail.
May 25, 2017 near Juneau, AK
There's nothing like a two-hour Alaskan sunset over the Fairweathers.
Jan 9, 2017 near Juneau, AK
Still water paints a beautiful reflection on Black Water Pond. Photo credit: NPS Photo.
Jun 1, 2017 near Juneau, AK
With constantly changing weather, views can be obstructed by clouds and fog. Here is a brief glimpse of the peaks from the dock at the Visitor Center.
Jun 1, 2017 near Juneau, AK
The Beach Trail offers a lovely view of a place where the mountains meet the sea.
Jan 9, 2017 near Juneau, AK

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