Mendenhall Glacier Trek

Juneau's Mendenhall Glacier is a sight to behold, trekking on it adds a great day of adventure.

  • Starting at: $249 / per person
  • Duration: 7.5-8 hours
  • Departure Time: Varies to accommodate cruise ship schedules
  • Dates: May 10 - September 20, 2021 Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only
  • Availability: May, June, July, August, September
  • Physical Activity: The tour is challenging and strenuous. However, no experience is necessary. You must be in good physical condition and able to hike for up to 6.5 hours, covering 9 miles round trip, with a 10-15 lbs backpack. The terrain is uneven and rocky, so sturdy hiking shoes are a must.
  • Child Age: 10 year old minimum

Tour Overview

This active outdoor Juneau day trip begins with a 4 mile moderate to challenging hike through the rainforest along Mendenhall Lake. The beginning of the Mendenhall Lake trail is well maintained, while the second half is off the beaten path and can include areas of mud, slippery bedrock, loose gravel and multiple short, steep up and downhill sections. Once you reach Mendenhall Glacier, you will be outfitted in trekking gear. With the use of crampons, you will trek for up to 1 hour on moderate glacier terrain exploring accessible features such as crevasses, ice caves and moulins. The accessibility of ice formations varies throughout the year. Return to Juneau on the same rainforest path.

What's Included

  • Fully certified guides
  • All necessary gear
  • Hearty snack & bottled water
  • All taxes and fees

What's Not Included

Transfers within Juneau. Transfer cost from Juneau downtown to tour meeting point is approx. $30 one way.

Required at Booking

Shoe, jacket and pants sizes along with cruise ship or hotel information in Juneau.

Special Terms

There is a 2 person minimum is required to operate this tour. Unfortunately visiting specific glacier features such as ice caves and moulins, cannot be guaranteed due to the constantly changing nature of Mendenhall Glacier. Children must be 10 years old to participate in this tour.

Starting at: $2739 / per person

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