Byron Glacier Trail

Byron Glacier sparkles in the summer
3.2 ml
1-1.5 hr
787 ft

Best Time of Year: Jun 01 - Oct 31

An easy, out-and-back, 3.2-mile trail just outside of Anchorage, in Portage Valley. A great day hike for families with children. The trail parallels a creek that is scenic and fun to explore along the way. Snowfields remaining from the winter offer a chance for a summer snowball fight. Use caution when viewing ice caves.

Dogs: Welcome, on a leash.

Parking: All Chugach State Park trails require a day-use parking pass or parking decal. 

As with all trails in Alaska, hikers should be prepared, dress in layers, and bring plenty of water, snacks, sunscreen, a map of the area, bear spray, and a well-charged cell phone.

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