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Byron Glacier Trail

Byron Glacier Road, Girdwood, Anchorage, AK
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Nice Glacier Hike

The trail is an easy hike to the glacier. It is a wooded trail, so part are shady. The stream... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Chris H
Kansas City, Missouri
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Awesome experience

Easy hike along an established trail to breath taking views of the glacier, awesome views of the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Dede D
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Byron Glacier Road, Girdwood, Anchorage, AK

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The trail is an easy hike to the glacier. It is a wooded trail, so part are shady. The stream that runs along the trail offers a great opportunity for glacier stream photos. The end of the trail offers a chance to reach snow even...More

Thank Chris H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Easy hike along an established trail to breath taking views of the glacier, awesome views of the river and mountains along the way. If you geocache, download coordinates to GPS ahead of time for several ammo cans along trail, little to no cell service out...More

Thank Dede D
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was one of my favorite activities in Alaska! Parking was easy and the 'hike' (more of a walk) was easy too. My husband and I usually enjoy more difficult hikes, but chose this since we had ages 4-70 in our group. It was filled...More

1  Thank Fawnn B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The day we traveled down to Girdwood, it was gorgeous! Sunny and 70! This hike was about a mile each direction and not very strenuous. It ended where there was still snow from winter. We enjoyed throwing snow balls at each other in the middle...More

Thank Rachel K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's an easy hike to the glacier and you can walk on the snow. If you are adventurous, you can also hike to the top of the glacier! Nice visit with the kids!

Thank ADZhang
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a cold, rainy, windy day when I made the easy hike to Byron Glacier. Despite the clouds, the glacier was very pretty to see, and the hike was quite easy. The path is mostly level and follows along the water much of the...More

Thank lirwin13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I hiked the trail in 2013, 2014 and again last week. It has been interesting and a little sad to see how the glacier has changed over the years. But the hike is always wonderful with beautiful scenery and the sounds of rushing water.

Thank Virginia T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not a strenuous hike back to the headwaters unless you choose to reach the glasier. Beautiful scenery, hiking, rock climbing and more

Thank Fam_Fun_SP
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hiked up to the glacier, making it just in time before it was covered in rain clouds, which happened rather quickly.

Thank k s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The trailhead is easily accessed by the Portage Lake parking lot. This is an easy trail, mostly level, but it takes you through beautiful country.

Thank AboveEarth
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