The Beach Trail departs from Glacier Bay Lodge in Gustavus and follows the shore for one mile, traversing beach meadows and forest habitats, home to porcupines, bears and moose. A variety of birds summer here, including blue grouse, dark-eyed juncos, orange-crowned warblers, ruby-crowned kinglets, three-toed woodpeckers, Pacific-slope flycatchers, hermit thrushes, winter wrens and yellow-rumped warblers. Keep an eye out for harbor seals, Steller sea lions and humpback whales in the water, especially near the entrance to Bartlett Cove.

Getting There

Latitude: 58.453043
Longitude: -135.888931
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