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- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 98%Adventure Travelers
- 82%Family Travelers
- 66%Green Travelers
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- Mendenhall GlacierMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFamily Travelers+ 2Jul 19, 2014
This is a real cool glacier that you can get right up to and see up close. Like all glaciers, though, this one is receding and you should try to get to it and see it while you still can.
- Mendenhall GlacierMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 3Jul 11, 2014
This is a great spot to see a glacier. You can see it from afar, from up close, and even hike up to it. The grounds are beautiful and well-kept, and you can't beat a view with icebergs, a glacier, AND a waterfall. The hikes here are not hard at all.Recommended for:
- Mendenhall GlacierMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 5Oct 27, 2013
A must visit when in Juneau! A one mile walk rewards you with views of a lake, waterfall, and the glacier. Don't miss taking a walk around the parking area to look at the salmon in the creek and keep an eye out for bears and porcupines.
- Mendenhall GlacierMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 4Dec 05, 2012
The most amazing hike I ever took. If all hikes ended with a beautiful view like this, I'd be a supermodel. The glacier was beautiful, the waterfall was epic, and I felt transported into another world where beaches were made from ice cold water and waterfalls were right next to their immobilized counterpart. what a trip.
- Mendenhall GlacierMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness TravelersFoodiesSep 09, 2012
I visited the Mendenhall Glacier as part of a city van tour, so I saw it from far away while standing on the beach. Even then, the Glaciar appears huge and I could still hear parts of it breaking off and falling into the water.
- Mendenhall GlacierMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 2Aug 16, 2012
After taking a helicopter to the top of the Mendenhall Glacier, I decided then and there I wanted to become a helicopter pilot. My horrendous vision and fact that I could barely see over the control panel hampered my dreams, but the experience remains just as amazing. There was a shade of blue -- icy, glacial, otherworldly blue -- that I'd never seen before and will never see again. If you can take a helicopter, great; if not, you can visit the Tongass Park (seven miles from the ferry terminal) viewing center and hike throughout the park (great for wildlife viewing, camping, etc).
- Mendenhall GlacierCommunity ManagerAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesBackpackers+ 4Jul 04, 2012
Cool glacier and visitors' center. The unpaved paths may hold bears, evident by the salmon carcasses on the ground. Few things in life are this beautiful. Several things are more. Regardless, they all take your breath away.
- Mendenhall GlacierJul 04, 2012
If you only had a day to visit Juneau, make sure that Mendenhall Glacier tops your list. If there's time left over grab a bite and an Alaskan beer at Hangar on the Wharf. In August, you might get to watch a little black bear trying to catch a salmon or throwing a tantrum. I saw both from a bear viewing platform in Aug. 2010. Of all the hiking trails, I'm most partial to the one that ends at Nugget Falls. If you have a day to spend (about eight hours), you can hike up to the Juneau ice field.
- Mendenhall GlacierJul 04, 2012
When you emerge from the woods after a mild hike this huge sleeping giant is there for you to touch, walk on, and marvel. Mendenhall Glacier will come to life when you pitch your tent up next to it and spend the night. If you lay real still you can hear it shifting, creaking, and dripping all night long. Witness its blue glow under a clear night sky.