Byron Glacier Trail

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

This 1.4 mile trail offers an easy walk for all ages.  It allows a close-up view of a glacier with rugged, mountains in all directions.

A good family outing with a variety of things to do for the whole family.

The alder/cottonwood forest is lush with ferns for a serene beginning to the hike. Byron Creek is a cascading, whitewater, glacial creek.

Byron Glacier Trail Recreational Opportunity Guide

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Day Hiking

At mile 79, Seward Highway (49 miles south of Anchorage), turn north onto Portage Valley Road.  Travel 6 miles (past Begich, Boggs Visitor Center) to trailhead parking.  Trail is closed to motorized vehicles all year.

Trail is very flat.  First half of trail to Byron Glacier viewpoint is well maintained, with a wide footpath and brush cleared away from trail.  Second half becomes rocky with small stream crossings some standing water.

Difficulty Level: Easy
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