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Juneau Shore Excursion: Mendenhall Glacier Trek provided by Above & Beyond Alaska

Juneau Shore Excursion: Mendenhall Glacier Trek

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  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
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Updated 24/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 24/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    West Glacier Trail
    Or, you can also get picked up
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  • 1
    Mendenhall Glacier
    Stop: 30 minutes
    The tour begins at the West Glacier Trailhead for gear fitting and orientation.
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  • You'll end at
    West Glacier Trail
    W Glacier Trail, Juneau, AK 99801, USA
    Clients with own transportation are able to meet the group at the West Glacier Trailhead.
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Important Information
Departure Point
West Glacier Trail, W Glacier Trail, Juneau, AK 99801, USA
Duration
8h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Hearty snack
  • Glacier gear, backpack, rain jacket and pants -- please advise supplier of sizing
  • Forest Service Permits
  • Bottled water
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • You must include the following in the comments section when booking: raingear & shoe sizes for each passenger, (for adult men and women, S-XXL and youth, S-L) and any pertinent medical information
  • This small group adventure has a minimum of 2 and maximum of 12 participants
  • Minimum age is 10 years
  • WAIVER FORM: Every participant on the trip must sign a waiver form at the start of the trip. Alterations and/or deletions to the waiver is not permitted
  • Clients must be in good enough shape and conditioned to hike for up to 6-6.5 hours, covering about 8 miles roundtrip. The hike is challenging and clients need to bring sturdy hiking boots that provide good ankle support while hiking on rocky terrain. All clients will need to hike with a backpack the entire way on this trip. The backpack (provided) weighs approximately 10-15 pounds and holds mountaineering gear, snacks/water, etc.
  • Visiting specific features such as ice caves, moulins, etc. cannot be guaranteed due to the constantly changing nature of the Mendenhall glacier. Your guide will assess the hazards the day of the trip and determine if a particular area is safe enough to trek upon or enter
  • Hiking boots with with good stability and traction
  • Comfortable hiking pants
  • Warm sweater or fleece pullover
  • Warm hat
  • Fleece gloves
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Ryan B. wrote a review Aug 2019
Riverton, Utah1 contribution
Great hike, beautiful country and the Glacier exploration was awesome! Jacob our tour guide was very knowledgable about the glacier and took us to several awesome places while on the glacier. Great experience and our group of 6 had a fantastic time.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from Caitlin M, Manager at Juneau Shore Excursion: Mendenhall Glacier Trek
Responded 30 Aug 2019
Awesome to hear! Thanks for sharing and for joining us!
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Florence wrote a review Aug 2019
1 contribution
The Mendenhall glacier hike was fantastic and a unique experience. Our guide, Mike was fantastic. We hiked for about 3 hours from the trail head (1910 ice level) to the current location of the Mendenhall glacier. The moraine terrain was slippery because it was raining and Mike
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from Caitlin M, Manager at Juneau Shore Excursion: Mendenhall Glacier Trek
Responded 30 Aug 2019
Thank you for such a detailed and accurate review! You're correct, the moraine terrain is often slippery, especially after it rains, so we try to go over that as slowly as possible. I hope that your son joins us for an ice climbing adventure the next time you visit Juneau, we would love to have him out!
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Hannah wrote a review Aug 2019
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We loved this excursion! Our guides were Cory and Mike and they kept us safe and looked out for our needs the whole time. We are 27 and 30 but this was our first big hike so sometimes we were a bit behind the group. The hike itself is gorgeous, but steep at points. It was safe
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from Caitlin M, Manager at Juneau Shore Excursion: Mendenhall Glacier Trek
Responded 22 Aug 2019
This is so GREAT to hear!! "We felt like we were experiencing the real Alaska." is exactly what our hope and goal is for every tour. Thank you for joining us and please come visit again soon!
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Clare A wrote a review Aug 2019
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom6 contributions5 helpful votes
I can't recommend this trip enough. Corey and Mike were amazing and had far more confidence in my abilities than I do! We spent ages on the glacier. An incredibly rewarding experience and the highlight of my holiday.
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Response from Caitlin M, Manager at Juneau Shore Excursion: Mendenhall Glacier Trek
Responded 22 Aug 2019
Thank you for sharing! This is great to hear!!
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ma_opinions wrote a review Aug 2019
Alamo, California18 contributions5 helpful votes
The 2-3 hour hike (each way) to the glacier includes some steep and rocky sections. You want to be reasonable fit and able to scramble on rocks to do this activity. But the glacier visit was totally worth the effort. Our guides were enthusiastic and informative. They did a
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from Caitlin M, Manager at Juneau Shore Excursion: Mendenhall Glacier Trek
Responded 9 Aug 2019
Great to hear! Thank you for sharing this feedback. Have a wonderful vacation!
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BeeLittle
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MENDENHALL LAKE PADDLE AND GLACIER TREK
This was not our first choice tour however we had a great time! Tour guide was nice and pleasant - they did what t
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FellowTraveler556985
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Coolest and most fun tour ever
While on an Inside Passage cruise my son picked out the Paddle and Trek tour on Mendenhall Glacier as the excursion
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Mendenhall Trek
Hey, This review is long overdue, but we finally got to sit down and organize the pictures from our trip to AK. T
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U1164OBbarbarab
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AWESOME!!!
Our family of 4, including 2 teenagers will remember this for the rest of our lives. The paddle was more of a worko
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Birthdaygirl0x0x
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Best Tour Ever!!!
Want to give a shout out to Boy Casey. We had a wonderful tour. He went out of his way, was very safe minded and ma
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KZexplorer
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Great glacier & ice climbing experience !
Above & Beyond Alaska are a really great company - professional, friendly, helpful, locally owned by guides (with a
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usnusmc
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Kayak and gourmet tour
Absolutely lovely. Our tour guide Miles was very informative, very friendly, and very helpful. Our group had young
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dmgg1960
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It was an incredible and amazing experience!
We went on the Mendenhall glacier paddling and trek and it was amazing! We were a group of 7 and all of us enjoy i
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vanlifez
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Incredible Tour - Such a Unique & Fun Trip!
We had an incredible trip paddling Mendenhall Lake and trekking on Mendenhall Glacier! It was our first time settin
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Jeff S
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wonderful experience!
This was by far one of the best things we did while in Alaska. Our guides were the best and very knowledgable about
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D_Happy_I
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Great active, educational, safe...and unique...experience
Even though we were on a cruise we made our reservations directly with ABAK; it saved money and most of the others
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_idacsr
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Beautiful and Amazing!!!
Thank you, Jacob, for making this one of our favorite excursions!!! It was a little intimidating climbing at diffe
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BleuRythmic
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Mother Nature at her finest
Amazing! Breathtaking!! An experience you must take to witness Mother Nature and her beauty from the air and in t
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G8429OHdavidc
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Unique and amazing adventure
I’ll start by saying I hope this is not just a once in a lifetime adventure, but with the rate of glacial melt, I’m
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Wouah!
Not only did we get lucky with a very clear weather but the whales and sea lions were there to greet us! The guide
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Key Details
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English
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