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Juneau Shore Excursion: Mendenhall Glacier Trek provided by Above & Beyond Alaska

Juneau Shore Excursion: Mendenhall Glacier Trek

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West Glacier Trail
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    Mendenhall Glacier
    Stop: 30 minutes -
    The tour begins at the West Glacier Trailhead for gear fitting and orientation.
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West Glacier Trail
W Glacier Trail, Juneau, AK 99801, USAClients with own transportation are able to meet the group at the West Glacier Trailhead.
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Departure Point
West Glacier Trail, W Glacier Trail, Juneau, AK 99801, USA
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Professional guide
  • Port pickup and drop off
  • Hearty snack
  • Mountaineering gear, backpack, rain jacket and pants -- please advise supplier of sizing
  • Roundtrip transportation from designated meeting point
  • National Park fees
  • Bottled water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • You must include the following in the comments section when booking: raingear & shoe sizes for each passenger, (for adult men and women, S-XXL and youth, S-L) and any pertinent medical information
  • This small group adventure has a minimum of 2 and maximum of 12 participants
  • Minimum age is 10 years
  • WAIVER FORM: Every participant on the trip must sign a waiver form at the start of the trip. Alterations and/or deletions to the waiver is not permitted
  • Clients must be in good enough shape and conditioned to hike for up to 6-6.5 hours, covering about 8 miles roundtrip. The hike is challenging and clients need to bring sturdy hiking boots that provide good ankle support while hiking on rocky terrain. All clients will need to hike with a backpack the entire way on this trip. The backpack (provided) weighs approximately 10-15 pounds and holds mountaineering gear, snacks/water, etc.
  • Visiting specific features such as ice caves, moulins, etc. cannot be guaranteed due to the constantly changing nature of the Mendenhall glacier. Your guide will assess the hazards the day of the trip and determine if a particular area is safe enough to trek upon or enter
  • Hiking boots with with good stability and traction
  • Comfortable hiking pants
  • Warm sweater or fleece pullover
  • Warm hat
  • Fleece gloves
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Ryan B. wrote a review Aug 2019
Riverton, Utah1 contribution
Great hike, beautiful country and the Glacier exploration was awesome! Jacob our tour guide was very knowledgable about the glacier and took us to several awesome places while on the glacier. Great experience and our group of 6 had a fantastic time.
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Date of experience: August 2019
Response from Caitlin M, Manager at Juneau Shore Excursion: Mendenhall Glacier Trek
Responded 29 Aug 2019
Awesome to hear! Thanks for sharing and for joining us!
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Florence wrote a review Aug 2019
1 contribution
The Mendenhall glacier hike was fantastic and a unique experience. Our guide, Mike was fantastic. We hiked for about 3 hours from the trail head (1910 ice level) to the current location of the Mendenhall glacier. The moraine terrain was slippery because it was raining and Mike
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Date of experience: August 2019
Response from Caitlin M, Manager at Juneau Shore Excursion: Mendenhall Glacier Trek
Responded 29 Aug 2019
Thank you for such a detailed and accurate review! You're correct, the moraine terrain is often slippery, especially after it rains, so we try to go over that as slowly as possible. I hope that your son joins us for an ice climbing adventure the next time you visit Juneau, we would love to have him out!
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Hannah wrote a review Aug 2019
3 contributions
We loved this excursion! Our guides were Cory and Mike and they kept us safe and looked out for our needs the whole time. We are 27 and 30 but this was our first big hike so sometimes we were a bit behind the group. The hike itself is gorgeous, but steep at points. It was safe
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Date of experience: August 2019
Response from Caitlin M, Manager at Juneau Shore Excursion: Mendenhall Glacier Trek
Responded 21 Aug 2019
This is so GREAT to hear!! "We felt like we were experiencing the real Alaska." is exactly what our hope and goal is for every tour. Thank you for joining us and please come visit again soon!
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Clare A wrote a review Aug 2019
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom6 contributions4 helpful votes
I can't recommend this trip enough. Corey and Mike were amazing and had far more confidence in my abilities than I do! We spent ages on the glacier. An incredibly rewarding experience and the highlight of my holiday.
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Response from Caitlin M, Manager at Juneau Shore Excursion: Mendenhall Glacier Trek
Responded 21 Aug 2019
Thank you for sharing! This is great to hear!!
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ma_opinions wrote a review Aug 2019
Alamo, California18 contributions5 helpful votes
The 2-3 hour hike (each way) to the glacier includes some steep and rocky sections. You want to be reasonable fit and able to scramble on rocks to do this activity. But the glacier visit was totally worth the effort. Our guides were enthusiastic and informative. They did a
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Date of experience: August 2019
Response from Caitlin M, Manager at Juneau Shore Excursion: Mendenhall Glacier Trek
Responded 8 Aug 2019
Great to hear! Thank you for sharing this feedback. Have a wonderful vacation!
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About the operator
By: Above & Beyond Alaska
Coolest and most fun tour ever
While on an Inside Passage cruise my son picked out the Paddle and Trek tour on Mendenhall Glacier as the
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Mario F
Mendenhall Trek
Hey, This review is long overdue, but we finally got to sit down and organize the pictures from our trip to AK.
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Barbara B
Fenton, Missouri
Our family of 4, including 2 teenagers will remember this for the rest of our lives. The paddle was more of a
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Hemet, California
Best Tour Ever!!!
Want to give a shout out to Boy Casey. We had a wonderful tour. He went out of his way, was very safe minded and
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Sydney, Australia
Great glacier & ice climbing experience !
Above & Beyond Alaska are a really great company - professional, friendly, helpful, locally owned by guides (with
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traveling mama
Kayak and gourmet tour
Absolutely lovely. Our tour guide Miles was very informative, very friendly, and very helpful. Our group had young
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It was an incredible and amazing experience!
We went on the Mendenhall glacier paddling and trek and it was amazing! We were a group of 7 and all of us enjoy
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Incredible Tour - Such a Unique & Fun Trip!
We had an incredible trip paddling Mendenhall Lake and trekking on Mendenhall Glacier! It was our first time
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Jeff S
wonderful experience!
This was by far one of the best things we did while in Alaska. Our guides were the best and very knowledgable
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Dan F
Great active, educational, safe...and unique...experience
Even though we were on a cruise we made our reservations directly with ABAK; it saved money and most of the others
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Key Details
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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