This 3.4-mile trail begins off Montana Creek Rd past Mendenhall Lake Campground and hugs the mountainside along the glacier, providing exceptional views of glacial features before ending at a rocky outcropping. As it's away from the visitor center, the trail is less trafficked, though you'll hear persistent helicopter noise overhead in the summer.

The last part of the trail, unmaintained and marked by cairns, heads for the face of the glacier. It involves more scrambling over rocks but is as popular as the main trail.