Juneau Shore Excursion: Private Mendenhall Glacier Guided Hike

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Juneau, US
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Juneau, US
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Embark on an Alaskan wilderness hiking adventure during your time in Juneau! Book the private Mendenhall Glacier guided hike and experience the thrill of exploring this stunning piece of Alaskan nature. Follow your own private guide as you hike through the Tongass Rainforest towards the glacier, witnessing the beauty of towering Sitka spruce and hemlock. The trail becomes more challenging as you navigate through dense brush, beaver ponds, and rock scrambles, but the reward is well worth it. Reach the final ridge and be awe-struck by the jagged face of the glacier and its river of ice. While it is not safe to walk on the glacier due to its fast receding nature, you will be able to explore the edges of it safely from the bedrock and witness the stunning ice formations and tunnels that create those beautiful blue colors. With a tailored experience just for your group, this private hiking excursion is a must for adventure-seeking travelers.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • 8 hours
  • Suitable for 1-12 Participants
  • Private Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Private guided hike to the Mendenhall Glacier
  • Explore stunning features and formations on the glacier
  • Tailored tour to meet group's needs and goals
  • Hike through the largest temperate rainforest in the world
  • Breathtaking views of the jagged face of the glacier
  • Bottled water
  • Professional, private guide
  • Forest service permits
  • Backpack, rain jacket and pants -- please advise supplier of sizing
  • Hearty snack
  • Gratuities

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Embark on a thrilling adventure through the enchanting Tongass National Forest, as you take part in the private Mendenhall Glacier Guided Hike. This activity offers an exclusive opportunity to explore the world's largest temperate rainforest, immersing you in the breathtaking beauty of nature.

What to Expect?

Prepare for an unforgettable journey as you hike through the Tongass National Forest, surrounded by towering Sitka spruce and hemlock trees. The 4-mile trail takes you through rugged terrain, with steep inclines, rock scrambles, and unmarked paths, adding an element of excitement and challenge. As you emerge from the forest, you will be greeted by the awe-inspiring sight of the majestic Mendenhall Glacier. Your expert guide will lead you along the rocky moraine, providing an up-close encounter with this magnificent natural wonder.

Who is This For?

This private guided hike is perfect for nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers of all ages. Whether you are a seasoned hiker or a beginner, this experience can be tailored to meet your group's needs. The hike offers a unique opportunity to connect with nature, explore the rainforest, and witness the grandeur of the Mendenhall Glacier.

Why Book This?

By booking this private Mendenhall Glacier Guided Hike, you will have the chance to witness the untouched beauty of the Tongass National Forest and the ever-changing Mendenhall Glacier. This experience allows you to observe fascinating ice features, including crevasses and ice falls, as well as the deep blue depths of the glacier. Your knowledgeable guide will ensure your safety and provide insightful information about the surrounding flora, fauna, and geological formations. This exclusive hike offers a personalized experience, allowing you to set your own pace and spend more time in the mesmerizing scenery.

Good to Know

During the hike, you will be provided with bottled water and a hearty snack to keep you energized. The tour also includes a backpack, rain jacket, and pants, so you can be well-prepared for any weather conditions. It is important to advise the supplier of your sizing for a comfortable fit. The meeting point for the tour is conveniently located near the cruise ship docks, making it easily accessible for cruise ship passengers.


Customers who have experienced the private Mendenhall Glacier Guided Hike have been captivated by its beauty and adventure. They praise the knowledgeable guides who provide interesting insights and ensure a safe and enjoyable journey. Many reviewers have expressed their awe at the stunning views of the glacier and the surrounding rainforest. Overall, the reviews highlight the unique and unforgettable experience that this hike offers, making it a must-do activity for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

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Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

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Mendenhall Glacier



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Andres Z

Grant was great, he was professional, helpful, friendly and went above and beyond. We couldn’t have asked for a better guide. He made the trip worth it.


We started out meeting our guide Lea and packing our gear for the Trek, a quick drive to the trailhead and we were off. the initial hike was fairly pleasant through the forest mostly flat for about a mile. At the half way point the terrain changes, mostly rock and is quite technical with steep climbs and declines. Near the Glacier we were able to visit the cave, which safety was discussed by our guide. We were able to trek across the glacier with our guide giving us information and showing us several glacier features. I felt safe the entire trek! We had plenty of stops for snacks and water, which was packed into our gear. I would highly suggest layers as I wore short sleeves most of the hike, but near the glacier and on the glacier the temperatures require sleeves and a jacket. Really good hiking shoes that cover your ankles are a must given the traction needed traversing rocks up and down. This was a fantastic hike. The guide kept the pace, which could be as fast or slow as you needed. Our group of 4 were speedy hikers and enjoyed the quicker pace. This hike is long and technical so prepare ahead of time for your personal fitness to enjoy this beautiful glacier!
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