Juneau, Alaska, US
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Approximately 4½ Hours
Put on your hiking boots and fill your lungs with fresh air as you experience a day of world-class hiking. With more miles of trails than roads, Juneau is the place for an adventurous day hike. Your small group (limited to 12 people per guide) is led by a certified interpretive guide who chooses the trail to best suit the group's ability and the day's hiking conditions.
Hike in the Mendenhall Glacier National Recreation Area on a secluded trail with several glacier views. Witness cascading waterfalls, serene meadows, and quiet forest glens -- just a few of the treasured places that can be reached only on foot. Your experienced guide will provide stories and insights on the Tongass National Forest -- the world's largest remaining temperate rain forest -- its fascinating wildlife, glacially-carved landscapes and lush foliage. A variety of animal species inhabit this place, and your guide will help you keep a lookout for any sign along the trail; perhaps you will discover a shy porcupine or pause to listen to the call of an Arctic tern.
Expect a refreshing outing at a moderate pace with many opportunities for photography and lasting memories of Alaska.
The small group size of this tour ensures a personalized and interactive atmosphere. Wildlife sightings are likely but are not guaranteed. Participants must be in good health and able to cover variable terrain. You will hike between 4 to 6 miles, with an elevation gain of 600 to 1,000 feet. A rain poncho, hip pack, walking stick, bottled water, and granola bar snack are provided. Wear sturdy shoes suitable for hiking and dress warmly in layers as the tour operates in all weather conditions. All tour participants on this excursion are eligible to enter to win cash prizes in the tour operator's Capture Juneau Photo Contest. Waiver must be signed and medical conditions disclosed.