Tongass National Forest
Trailhead Elevation: 83 ft.
Distance: 2.10 mi. (my Forerunner 230)
Start Time: 9:31am
End Time: 10:18am
We set out from the parking lot and followed the signs for the Photo Point Trail. Its no more than quarter mile walk down a paved path to a looped end of the trail. There was a nice viewing area of Mendenhall Glacier. It was evident how much the glacier had receded since we visited 20+ years ago. While we were there a ranger showed up and was showing off pictures from the 60s when the glacier was even bigger.
|My boys and I at Photo Point|
|Nearing the end of the Nugget Falls Trail|
As we walked back down the Photo Point Trail most of our group was into hiking out the Nugget Falls trail with the time we had remaining. This trail was dirt from the start but very wide, a double track trail for sure. It was relatively flat the whole way and handled plenty of tourist traffic. It was roughly a mile out.
|Looking south over Mendenhall Lake|
I have a track and waypoints from the hike all contained in a KML file that you are welcome to download and use (at your own risk).