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Look out for bears

Really cool walk to the coast, through varying landscapes. Try to come back via the road to... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2018
Melbourne, Australia
Perfect easy trail

We enjoyed this easy trail.. Ate some of the Nagoon berries we found along the trail.. Quite... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2018
San Diego, California
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Glen's Ditch Rd, Gustavus, AK 99826
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Reviewed 20 August 2018

Really cool walk to the coast, through varying landscapes. Try to come back via the road to complete the loop

Thank tobykeen
Reviewed 13 August 2018

We enjoyed this easy trail.. Ate some of the Nagoon berries we found along the trail.. Quite "yummy" as long as they're ripe!! Great trail for kids..

Thank chrisahess
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

Something to do, not the best trail or views but a pretty grass area and a nice forest area. Worth doing if you Have a couple of hours to Kill

Thank Elina P
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Very easy and interesting. Great place for people that like walk on flat semi-groomed trail. Lots of wild life, bears, moose, birds, and flowers.

Thank George S
Reviewed 26 July 2017

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

Thank elderlyones
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

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

Thank phyllisa962
Reviewed 19 June 2017

This is a great trail for birding. We also spotted moose and black bear. The trail itself is lovely and there's a good diversity of habitat.

Thank Jennifer B
Reviewed 12 October 2016

We spent a half day checking out all the different plants, mushrooms ect. Just a fun nice place to hike and walk.

Thank Samantha J
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

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.

Thank grlnsrgn
Reviewed 27 July 2016

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.

Thank Steven S
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19 June 2016|
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Response from Thoughful-Traveler | Reviewed this property |
It is level, but unpaved. It is also a bit narrow in a few places. I think it would be inadvisable. The staff at the National Park might be able to recommend an alternative.