Worthington Glacier
Worthington Glacier
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An accessible glacier with a hiking trail that offers spectacular views.
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Wendy N
Kissimmee, FL678 contributions
Jun. 2023 • Couples
The glaciers is impressive even from a distance. On a foggy morning we had the glacier to ourselves. Still plenty of snow glad we had wade boots. Would have been nice to walk to the toe but the trail was blocked. The glacial lake was like a mirror. Lots of birds. The glacier is receding by a lot so go see it if you can.
Written October 28, 2023
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Pistachon279
Cancun, Mexico10,976 contributions
May 2023 • Solo
We were there on May, we could not walk till the glacier, the road was still with snow, but we have a nice walk around the lake, we enjoyed the views, it is 35 minutes from Valdez town
Written August 16, 2023
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Marie A
Pensacola, FL6 contributions
Aug. 2023
We had a nice hike up to the glacier for photos. Nature is amazing and the views were beautiful. The parking was great with educational information all around us.
Written August 11, 2023
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Luise S
4 contributions
Jul. 2023 • Couples
Best views are right from the turnouts and your vehicle as you drive towards Valdez on the Richardson Hwy. Parking at the Glacier State Recreation Area is $5 and they have a person collecting it from the non profit Valdez based organization trying hard to keep it open and maintaining the bathrooms. It is good to pay the $5 to support their efforts. If you need a pit stop to stretch then stop. The once nice paved overlook trail is all over grown and you can barely see the whole face of the Glacier. Benches are even covered with bushes. The State website photo is ver decieving and probably at least a decade old! The bathrooms, vault toilets and info signage are good. Hiking path that once went closer to glacier has been closed down for a few years. For best photo ops use the highway views!
Written August 3, 2023
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doczee
PV MX9 contributions
Aug. 2022 • Couples
Fabulous view from the highway.
You can see the uper part of the glacier and the ice field behind the glacier.
Written August 25, 2022
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AshBernadette88
Huntsville, AL1,608 contributions
Aug. 2022
We were a little disappointed with this glacier site; when entering via Worthington Glacier State Recreational Area, guests can walk to an overlook, but plentiful signage indicated that walking to the glacier is considered trespassing.

It's a good opportunity to stretch your legs, but honestly, the view of this glacier is better from the highway than it is from the overlook.
Written August 18, 2022
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Jodi
1 contribution
Jul. 2022 • Friends
Worthington Glacier was so much fun! We visited a few weeks ago & was able to go touch the glacier. Highly recommend stopping off if you are passing through.
Written July 28, 2022
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romanpiekosz
Chicago, IL8,697 contributions
Jun. 2022
This attraction didn't meet my expectations. It was a small glacier, at least the visible part looked small. There was sing about not crossing the fence, so I had to stay there, on the bottom.
My satisfaction could be much better if I could go up there and see it from closer distance.
During the winter or very early in spring it may look better with water coming down.
In June it was deadly quiet and dry.
If you have other options, just skip this glacier.

RomanP
Written July 5, 2022
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Durga M
Dubai, United Arab Emirates1,095 contributions
Jun. 2022 • Couples
While driving to Valdez the view the scenic beauty mesmerises you and suddenly you see a beautiful glacier besides you.
This we understand is one of the most accessible glaciers in Alaska.
Worth a visit
Written June 20, 2022
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Irene G
Pendleton, OR52 contributions
May 2022
I booked this cruise expecting to get up close to the wall of the glacier but we didn't get close maybe because of all the ice floating in the water. But that alone was pretty cool so was pleased with the tour. The boat Capt pointed out many interesting things and took time to let us see some pretty cool wildlife.
Written May 30, 2022
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WORTHINGTON GLACIER - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)