Hike the Bartlett River Trail

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Distance

4 Miles

Elevation Gain

500 Feet

Activities

Hiking

Skill

Beginner

Season

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Type

Out-and-Back

Easy Parking
Food Nearby
Forest
River
Scenic
Wildlife

The Bartlett River Trail is a 4 mile roundtrip hike that winds through a spruce-hemlock rainforest.

The trail meanders through an intertidal lagoon, a spruce & hemlock forest, and ends at the Bartlett estuary. In the summer, expect to see otters, eagles, seals, moose, and bears. In the late summer, salmon run up the Bartlett River which attracts harbor seals. The trailhead is 1/2 mile up the road from Glacier Bay Lodge and Visitor Center. 

Photos: Mark Byzewski

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Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

Nearby Lodging

From $120/night

Glacier Bay Lodge

Gustavus, Alaska

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Distance

4 Miles

Elevation Gain

500 Feet

Activities

Hiking

Skill

Beginner

Season

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Type

Out-and-Back

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