Once you reach the Mountain House at the 1,800-foot level of Mount Roberts, step onto trails that begin in a sub-alpine ecosystem and climb another 300 feet into the true alpine. With sixty stair steps, a length of one-half mile and an elevation gain of just 150ft, the main trail will take you to open vistas, mountain valleys, snow gullies, rocky ridges and stunning views of mountains in Glacier Bay, British Columbia, the Southeast Alaskan panhandle and Admiralty Island National Monument.
The system is a well-marked trail system with suitable hiking options for every ability level, including a trail that is handicap-accessible. Interpretive markers dot the trails describing many of the flowers, plants, trees, birds and animals that you're likely to encounter. Use these signs for a self-guided tour or purchase a guided tour with an expert naturalist.