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forest around gustavus is very new - that is, the land is rising as a result of glaciers melting and thus decreasing weight on the land - yes, it's true
forest is moist, w/ moss hanging from trees, wildflowers, strawberries
We we in Gustavus Alaska for a fishing trip our guide recommended hiking this trail.
The trail is easy to find and is about 2 1/2 miles round trip
Make sure you have bear spray with you as bear scat was on the trail and...More
It's pretty, but not comparable to many of the other gorgeous hikes in Alaska. A nice transition from Forest to ocean view. It was past the season for nagoon berries so we didn't see any. Their bushes look like small strawberry bushes.
This trail is a lovely way to spend the afternoon, strolling through Alaskan wilderness. Visitors can spot wildlife, birds, and flowers in bloom along the way. Some birds spotted from the trail include, bald eagles, crossbills, winter wrens, and a boreal owl.