This private, guided walk focuses on the lush scenery around Mendenhall Glacier and the other majestic sights near Juneau—but it also comes with an interesting twist. Your guide films your tour while you take it, and gives you a nicely edited version of it afterward, which you can share with family and friends online—or just keep to remember the day forever.
Big Views, Nice Hike
The hike begins when you meet your guide near the Mt. Roberts tram, and you then set out to see Mendenhall glacier, the temperate rainforest, and the beautiful sights and sounds of 400-foot-high Nugget Falls. Your flat rate lets you create a very personalized experience (your group can be as small as one, or as big as 10): you tell the guides when you want to go, how much you want to see waterfalls, or eagles, or other wildlife. In general, the hikes last four hours, and cover about four miles, going over pretty easy terrain (the biggest challenge is that, sometimes, there’s mud.)
Choose from More Private Tour Options, Too
Adventure Flow’s other two hikes include a Juneau Historic Walking Tour around the capital city; and the Mendenhall Glacier Adventure Hike, a more challenging, 4-5 mile hike that takes you on a 500-foot climb to sweeping glacier and mountain views.
All of the hikes, though, share some features: namely, the opportunity to feel entrenched within Alaska’s rich and vibrant scenery. For each hike you also get a headset, so that you can hear the guide well, no matter where you are with the group. (The guides are also expert photographers, so you can also request a tour that includes special tips on taking better pics, using either your camera or your phone.)
Going with the 'Flow'
Adventure Flow was co-founded in 2015 by two friends who have a passion for enjoying Alaska. Patrick and Eric grew up next door to each other in Montana; Eric had worked in the guiding industry for many years, and Patrick was an entrepreneur who wanted a new venture that would take him into the great outdoors. Their idea behind Adventure Flow was not just about seeing nature: it’s about really experiencing it. Eric and Patrick wanted to offer a ‘flow’-induced activity: marrying physical activity (like hiking, walking), with the mental stimulation that results from such exercise.
No matter what, you’ll get a greater appreciation for what you’re seeing: the culture, the history, and the flora and fauna. Plus, your memories will be enhanced by the cool video that follows you home.