Amalga Trail


The Amalga Trail is 7.0 miles long. It begins at Glacier Hwy Mi. 27.2 and ends at Eagle Glacier. The trail doesn't have much gradient to it, but it is wet and very rough much of the way. It provides access to the Eagle Glacier Cabin, which is 5.5 miles from the trailhead. Hikers should plan for about 4 hours to get to the cabin while carrying an overnight pack, though some hikers may make the trip in as little as 3 hours. Sections of the trail are constricted between steep bedrock walls and flooded beaver ponds. Other sections have deeply exposed roots and rocks. There are several places along the trail that provide stunning views of rocky peaks and large open expanses of meadow and beaver ponds. The trail is open for the following uses: Hiking

At a Glance

Reservations: No reservations are available for this area.
Open Season: 1/1
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Juneau, AK
Water: No
Restroom: No
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions: The trail begins at mile 28 of Glacier Highway just past the Eagle River Bridge. There is a parking lot for approximately 12 cars on the right side of the highway where the Amalga Trail begins.

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