Hike the Trails at Bartlett Cove

a group of people walk on a trail through a mossy rainforest
Join a Ranger! Secrets of the Bartlett Cove rainforest are revealed on guided walks along the Forest Trail.

Walk through enchanting temperate rainforest, explore sea life in the intertidal zone, or soak in knowledge about the park's cultural history on a hike in Glacier Bay! There are four trails in the Bartlett Cove area: the Forest Loop Trail, the Bartlett River Trail, the Bartlett Lake Trail, and the Tlingit Trail. They vary in length, but can accommodate a variety of ability levels and ages. Though there is no trail, exploring the shoreline from Bartlett Cove is also an incredible way to experience the park. Visit the Glacier Bay hiking page for information on trail length and descriptions.

Ranger Recommendation
The wet climate of Southeast Alaska makes for muddy, often slippery trails and surfaces. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes with good traction. Rubber boots (SE Alaskan Sneakers) are popular here. Watch where you are stepping and take your time!

Entrance fees may apply, see Fees & Passes information.
Accessibility Information
The trails vary in grade and width. All are dirt paths, with roots, rocks, and muddy areas.

Last updated: February 27, 2018