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The Best Hiking in Gustavus

Looking for the best hiking in Gustavus? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Gustavus. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top hiking spots in and near Gustavus

  • Gustavus, Alaska

    Nagoonberry Loop Trail

    2.27 mi / 82 ft gain
    Nagoonberry Loop Trail is a loop trail that takes you great forest setting located near Gustavus, Alaska.
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  • Gustavus, Alaska

    Hike the Bartlett River Trail

    4 mi / 500 ft gain
    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 th...
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  • Gustavus, Alaska

    Hike the Bartlett Lake Trail

    10 mi / 500 ft gain
    The trail is primitive, and is best for experienced hikers hoping to find a bit of solitude and amazing views in Glacier Bay National Park. About 3/4 down the Bartlett River Trail, the trail splits. Veer left to go on the Bartlett Lake Trail. 
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  • Gustavus, Alaska

    Hike the Forest Loop Trail

    1 mi / 144 ft gain
    Benches line the trail, strategically placed at scenic viewpoints. The Forest Loop Trail is primarily used for hiking, and is best used from March to October. The trail features amazing wild flowers and is great for all skill levels. The trail can be accessed from the lodge or from south of the b...
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  • Gustavus, Alaska

    Hike the Tlingit Trail

    0.6 mi / 0 ft gain
    This trail is a great spot for viewing minke whales, killer whales, humpback whales, and bald eagles. On clear days, the trail features great views of the Fairweather range. 
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  • Gustavus, Alaska

    Bartlett Cove Forest Loop Trail

    1.35 mi / 148 ft gain
    Bartlett Cove Forest Loop Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Gustavus, Alaska.
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  • Gustavus, Alaska

    Camp at Bartlett Cove Campground in Glacier Bay NP

    5.0
    1 mi
    Depending on how you arrive to Gustavus, (which may or may not be the most difficult part of this adventure) you'll want to head to the Visitor Information Center at Bartlett Cove within the park to grab a free camping permit if you are there during the summer season and to sit through an orienta...
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  • Hoonah, Alaska

    Exploring Icy Strait Point

    There are many things to do at Icy Straight Point!  You can explore the rocky beach by kayak, photograph the pier, or skip rocks on the glassy surface. The water here is extremely calm and is great for paddling.  There are also hiking trails nearby that allow you to explore the mountains. Some tr...
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  • Juneau, Alaska

    Bessie Creek Trail

    4.36 mi / 1017 ft gain
    Bessie Creek Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see local wildlife located near Juneau, Alaska.
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  • Juneau, Alaska

    Camp at Boy Scout Beach in Juneau

    1.5 mi
    Far from where the tourists venture, this is an incredible hang out and camping spot in Juneau. The trailhead is at the 25 mile marker on Glacier Hwy. There are a couple of roads when you exit the highway, but stick to the right and you will end up in an obvious parking lot. From here, there is o...
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  • Juneau, Alaska

    Hike to Eagle Glacier Cabin

    11 mi / 300 ft gain
    Eagle Glacier cabin is one of twelve different backcountry cabins in the borough of Juneau, Alaska that are cared for by the National Forest Service and DNR. Some are perched near lakes, some have views of glaciers, others near rocky beaches and salt water. To stay at any of these cabins, you...
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  • Juneau, Alaska

    Boy Scout Camp Trail

    4.87 mi / 338 ft gain
    Boy Scout Camp Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Juneau, Alaska.
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  • Juneau, Alaska

    Herbert Glacier Trail

    10.09 mi / 774 ft gain
    Herbert Glacier Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Juneau, Alaska.
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  • Juneau, Alaska

    Peterson Lake Trail

    8.57 mi / 1099 ft gain
    Peterson Lake Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Juneau, Alaska.
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  • Juneau, Alaska

    Spaulding Meadows Trail

    6.17 mi / 1486 ft gain
    Spaulding Meadows Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Juneau, Alaska.
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  • Juneau, Alaska

    John Muir Recreation Cabin via Winter Trail

    7.09 mi / 1421 ft gain
    John Muir Recreation Cabin via Winter Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see local wildlife located near Juneau, Alaska.
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