Byron Glacier Trail
Byron Glacier Trail
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Boundaryless Nomads
San Antonio, TX57 contributions
Couples
Easy trail the has a great reward at the end of it. If you aren’t very outdoorsy or not sure on how to navigate in the wild, it won’t matter because this trail is very easy to navigate.

Just be sure to dress appropriately for the weather and bring the usual necessities such as water/ snacks etc.

We went in November and were really glad we brought the shoe spikes. Once you get to the trail end, just follow the valley as it bends to the left and you will literally walk into the glacial ice caves. Not a bad way to spend a morning. One of the best hikes we had on our trip, definitely recommend that you make this part of your itinerary.
Written November 26, 2020
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MIOWSHU
Key Largo, FL122 contributions
The first time we arrived at this trailhead the rain was flying horizontally, so we drove to Whittier (through the tunnel for a couple of hours & returned to a drizzly but fantastic hike. You have the constant sound of the rushing river all the way till you see blue ice. Many small falls & streams were cascading down the nearby hills.
Written September 15, 2022
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Travel4Fun
Norfolk, NE82 contributions
Byron Glacier Trail is not too far off the highway and was easy to find. The trail is well marked and includes some infrastructure to keep the trail from erosion. It is a short hike and we could say we actually walked on a glacier. There were plenty of people on the trail and one family walked the trail with a baby stroller.
Written July 16, 2022
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Brad
Middlebury, VT9 contributions
Can't say enough about this place... a very short/flat hike in with some amazing views along the way. We took a short path off the trail to a river (see pic) with a great view of the mountain. The views are 360 around... can be a very short/quick trip that is well worth the time!
Written August 7, 2021
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mimij5678
Syracuse, NY13 contributions
This gem is about an hour's drive from Anchorage and on a gorgeous sunny day in March was an amazing hike. Views were unreal and the hike was moderately strenuous. The ice cave was unfortunately covered, so we didn't get to see it. Unsolicited advice: snowshoes highly recommended, bring plenty of water, and a shovel for emergencies. Highly recommended.
Written March 25, 2020
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CDAVE
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Amazing trail. You can walk about 1.5 miles to see glacier. We all actually walked-up in the glacier for about half way to the top and had lots of fun. Very easy trail and can be done with young children.

Tips: If you plan to walk-up on glacier, please wear proper shoes (hiking shoes) otherwise it is slipper coming down. Take bug spray with you for the trail. Also, this is a little bit of hike from Anchorage (~50 miles) so plan it with your other activity in Seward as it is on the way.
Written August 9, 2021
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KWP
Philadelphia, PA19 contributions
Family
We loved this glacier trail! It’s about a 30 minute walk on a relatively easy trail. Some rocky spots and roots but overall easy to navigate. Lots of bird noise and you can see the glacial creek rushing past on spots.

Opens up to the glacier. My husband and kids had a blast climbing up and sliding down.

Parking is limited. We lucked out that someone was leaving right as we pulled in.
Written July 4, 2022
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Archie
Glenmoore, PA5,111 contributions
Family
Amazing hike to the glacier. You can actually access it and touch the ice which makes it so unique. Its a hike with awesome views and a picture shot at every corner. Its about a one hour hike total time. Wear sturdy boots and dress warm. There is a river that runs along the way. The glacier has a little cave formed. There is pebble and rocks near the glacier and you can see waterfalls. Its incredibly beautiful. There is plenty of parking at the trail head.
Written July 7, 2021
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romanpiekosz
Chicago, IL8,664 contributions
It was our last day in Alaska. Our guide has decided to bring us there and show us this nice trail. We didn't have time to hike very far, but at least far enough, to see very nice mountains. There was still a lot of snow in the valley, it it has given additional beauty to our pictures. Sun also has showed up for a while. It was nice walk. The beginning may be boring because of thick bushes, but the higher we went, the view was wider and better.
You can spend there an entire day.
I recommend this attraction.

RomanP
Written July 5, 2022
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Cori S
Midland, TX144 contributions
Couples
Our group of 6 hike to the glacier. The snow along the trail was a little soft and we had to step in the footprints of the previous group, but it was totally worth it. The hike out there and back was beautiful, it took about two hours round trip.
Written April 19, 2021
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