Hike the Grewingk Lake Trail 1.5 miles, or the Humpy Creek Trail 2.2 miles. The true beginning of this trail starts just off the Grewingk Lake Trail, although it can be accessed from the Humpy Creek trail where it will start at the base of Foehn Ridge. From the Grewingk Lake Trail, you will enter a short span of cottonwoods and spruce before you come out on alluvial flats of Grewingk Glacier. The trail is a straight shot to the tram that will take you across Grewingk Creek, a total of 0.9 miles. On the opposite side of the tram the trail ascends Foehn Ridge. This is a steep miserable climb, but at the top you are rewarded with killer views towards the lake and glacier. The rest of the way to the glacier is mostly flat hiking. Keep your eyes peeled for abundant lupine, fireweed, shooting stars and columbine along the trail. As you get close to the glacier there is a bit of a climb before the trail ends right at the toe of the Grewingk Glacier. It is an awesome experience to walk up and touch the glacier here. Be careful and hang on to your hat here because there is always a breeze. Look up and to your left to see mountain goats skirting along the rocky bluff. Camping at the lake is a possibility; don?t pass it up if you are on an extended trail hike in the area. Fall to sleep at night with the sound of the glacier calving behind you. Grewingk Glacier Trail Note: Foehn Ridge is unavoidable and has to be hiked to successfully hike to the glacier. The views on top of Foehn Ridge are worth it!
Distance: 5.3 miles
Elevation Gain: 1177 feet