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We took a trip out the the glacier by bus. We were able to get good views of the glacier from the park and visitor centre. We walked the trail to Nugget Falls which was beautiful and relaxing, with views of the glacier and waterfall...More
Our group was able to view the glacier and the surrounding lake from multiple vantages on our hike. The park has a 3.5 mile trail loop, That provides an opportunity to get up close with Alaska. Another trail from the visitors’ center leads to Nugget...More
Please read my commendation of Vince at Juneau Tours and Whale Watch who rescued us from the pickle of being dropped by the Juneau City Bus at the nearest bus stop to the Mendenhall Visitor Center which is at least 3 MILES from the Center--a...More
I would recommend having at least 1.5 hrs here. We saw a bear just off the trail on the way to the waterfalls. There were some porcupines and other animals. Awesome views. The glacier was amazing to see up close.
There are taxis in Juneau that can take you to the Visitor Center, but I am not sure how much they are. You might be better off financially if you rent a car for the day. Budget has some really great rates in Juneau.