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Backcountry and Hiking  


Backcountry and Hiking

Alaska is full of outdoor adventures, from the mild to the wild. Picnic near an Ice Age glacier or raft a raging river. Experience gold rush excitement aboard a sternwheeler or try your hand fishing for Alaska’s world-class halibut and salmon. Skim the wilderness in a "bush" plane or helicopter. Or take a flightseeing trip over some of the most breathtaking mountains in North America. Drive for miles beside a turquoise glacier-fed river.

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Alaska has some of the most incredible scenery to be found in the United States. In order to enjoy all Alaska has to offer, visitors must get out and experience it for themselves.

With an amazing trail system that snakes through most major communities, Alaska has a trail for all abilities – from accessible nature paths to mountain hikes that are physically challenging. Cyclists, joggers and walkers will discover endless possibilities at their feet. Long-distance riders can use the highways – which vary in road surface and shoulder width.

NorthStar Trekking

While in Juneau plan on joining us for an exciting trip to see the glaciers of the Juneau Icefield.  NorthStar specializes in small groups, personalized service and in giving guests the proper gear and instruction to comfortably and safely spend more time on the glaciers.  No experience is necessary for your glacier exploration and Northstar will provide all of the outerwear and mountaineering tools that are best suited for the tour you choose. 

NorthStar offers a variety of glacier trekking experiences ranging from 1 to 3 hours on the glacier to suit your timeframe, physical abilities and budget.  All of them include 30-35 minutes of helicopter flight time so that you can see the beauty of the Juneau Icefield from the air.  Whichever tour you choose . . . We’ll see you on the glacier!

  • Type: Glacier Hiking & Climbing
  • Region: Inside Passage
  • Community: Juneau

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