Alaskan Wilderness Day Hike

A Step off the Beaten Path...


This private day hike is designed to show off the unique landscape and trail systems in Juneau, both at the mighty Mendenhall Glacier and other top hiking locations in the area. Earning your way to these popular attractions is a once in a lifetime experience. The tour is led by a competent naturalist guide who will introduce you to town with a narrated drive out to the trail head. Here you may pause to see glacial landscapes, floating icebergs, or the perfectly perched Bald Eagle. If the local wildlife is cooperative, this can be a great chance to watch spawning salmon or come across a lumbering porcupine. 

Our Alaskan Wilderness Day Hike gives you the opportunity to customize your adventure. This experience is specifically tailored to the interests of your group, and the options are truly endless!  From beautiful valleys, inspiring waterfalls and majestic glaciers, a journey by foot is the most rewarding way to experience Juneau’s top rated views. 

Each hike essentially has 3 segments, and all of these private treks are considered Strenuous.  The trail length and duration can be customized to best fist the interests of the group. Whenever venturing on the trails in Alaska there are inherent risks in mountain and glacier travel that each participant assumes. Your experienced interpretive guides are trained as naturalists, and are certified in First Aid, CPR, and bear safety.  This tour operates in all weather conditions.

- Perseverance Trail Hike

- Mendenhall Glacier Overlook

-Mount Robert Extended Trek

*This tour is not recommended for guests with recent surgeries, chronic injuries, or any serious health conditions.  Please consult your medical provider before booking this experience.

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Tour Time:
 5-7 hours, depending on trail choice
Trail Time:
 varies
Elevation:
 600~ 3800 feet, depending on trail choice
Difficulty:
 Very Strenuous
Includes:
 Bottled water, snack pack and all transportation
Adult Price:
 Please visit our tour inquiry form (link above) for pricing and availability.
Child Price:
 N/A*

*Pricing is dependent on tour availability and group size. Participants should be able to hike for up to 6 hours over stretches of uneven ground including stretches of sloped bedrock paths and rocky trail conditions. Children should be able to hike the distance and terrain, recommended age limit is 14. All participants should dress in layers: light for vigorous hiking (like a t-shirt or sports top), warm, (a fleece or pile jacket), and outer shell, (a good rain pant and jacket). Wear comfortable water-proof hiking boots with good ankle support. Guests should bring their camera and a backpack for gear and personal items. A variety snack pack is also included for each hiker along with bottled water. Picnic style lunch options are available, at an additional charge, upon request.

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Alaskan Wilderness Day Hike
Photo by Cam Byrnes
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Gastineau Guiding Company tours are operated under special use permit with the USFS and is an equal opportunity service provider. Persons with disabilities should inquire at least 48 hours in advance about the specific risks and challenges associated with this tour.