We are planning on doing some longer hikes around the Mendenhall Glacier area but are looking for some short, easy hikes that we can do as after dinner strolls just to relax and take in the beauty of Alaska. We would probably pick a starting spot and just do some short out and back hikes. We love to hike in the woods and/or near rushing water or lakes. Looking at the map, these are some of the possibilities I came up with:
Kaxdigoowu Heen Dei(Mendenhall River)- We would probably start at the trail head off what looks to be River Road rather than starting at Brotherhood Bridge to avoid the crowds.
Montana Creek Trail either between a)Brotherhood Bridge and the Loop Rd, or b) between Montana Creek Rd and Loop Rd, or c) go to the end of Montana Creek and start hiking there.
Rainforest Trail on Douglas Island
Does anyone have any recommendations between these choices or have any other suggestions?