Alaska Hiking, Nature September 14, 2019
by Megan McDonald Bartlett Cove Forest Loop Trail In Alaska Leads To Incredibly Scenic Views
If you’re looking for a beautiful boardwalk trail with incredible views, Bartlett Cove Forest Loop Trail is an easy trail to hike for a wonderful day! Follow the boardwalk through stunning forest and through Glacier Bay National Park. Located near Gustavus, Alaska, you can start your lovely hike at Glacier Bay Lodge!
There are many amazing places to explore in Glacier Bay National Park, and this hike is one of them!
Starting at the gorgeous Glacier Bay Lodge in Gustavus, this is a beautiful trail that loops back to the lodge. It follows along Bartlett Cove and gives you stunning views of the ocean!
The boardwalk is beautiful and lifts you up off the damp forest floor.
It winds you along the spruce trees and gives you solid footing on the trail. This trail is easily accessible for all skill levels!
There's even some fantastic little outlooks that allow you to pause and take in the views of the forest.
Take a moment to pause and take in the surrounding forest. The peace and quiet will envelop you and allow you to relax and enjoy your walk.
There are lots of mushrooms and wildflowers along the trail!
The areas that aren't boardwalk are a comfortable gravel or packed earth trail. The trail is well maintained and easy to travel!
The hike will take you past a lovely pond.
Keep your eyes and ears peeled for the "booming" sounds of the Sooty Grouse by the lake. There are even sightings of bald eagles in the area!
Keep aware on the trail for larger wildlife, as well.
Moose and their calves, as well as bears, have been seen on the trail. The area is home to a large array of fascinating Alaskan wildlife!
You can visit this amazing hike while staying at Glacier Bay Lodge!
The trailhead starts at this Address: 179 Barlett Cove Road, Gustavus, AK 99826. Make time for this hike during your exploration of Glacier Bay National Park!
Have you had the chance to try walking the Bartlett Cove Forest Loop Trail? What did you think? Let us know in the comments below!
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