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hiking
5 days ago

Explored this trail on 21 November 2016. There was a lot of ice, especially on the steeper faces but most had the cable guards to assist in climbing. We got a late start around 9:00 and headed back at 12:00 when we reached the last tall peak before the descent to the caves. It's worth a trip.

This is a well-trafficked, easy trail. If you are in the area, it is well worth a quick hike to see this glacier. The trail is well-defined, with moderate inclines. Watch it at the top, if you decide to go playing about on the glacier and the surrounding boulder fields! I helped a man with broken ribs down to the trail head. It's a mean play ground!

Beautiful at the top! One of my favorite hikes I have ever done but yea it is pretty steep on way up and down

We arrived from the Czech Republic. Three wonderful days in June. Sun, snow, beautiful lakes and rivers

Loved this hike! It actually has one very steep section to it. You can hike all the way around the lake. Gorgeous scenery and vistas.

Best hiking experience in Alaska! Challenging trail, especially in the rain, but definitely worth it. There are options so you don't have to hike the entire 12 mile trail, but you still get the amazing scenery and hiking experience.

hiking
15 days ago

Well marked & traveled. Not as steep as I expected for the first 2/3 of the trail. Last push to the peak was a little sketchy in some drifted snow but we managed. Beautiful views of Turnagain Arm and the Seward highway. A nice lookout only 3/4 of a mile into the trail. Enjoyed it!

on Skyline Traverse

backpacking
15 days ago

Completed my goal of reaching the top! On the way back down I talked with another hiker and I realized the "top" I reached was just to the left of the top with the box. It was heavy snow at the top so I lost the trail. Anyway, I ate my lunch at the top and it was so worth the trek. 3hrs up 1 hr down. I was worn out but in a good way. Beautiful day. Oh, I followed a ram once I broke out above the tree line, that was a treat! Go see the sights from this spot, totally worth it.

The directions are wrong. The guy below my review gave the best directions. This place is absolutely beautiful and has interesting stuff to learn and see. Can't wait to go back during the summer.

trail running
17 days ago

loved this place and all of Sitka!

hiking
27 days ago

This was a very challenging, fun, scenic hike! We thought it would take about 5 hours to complete, but were able to finish in 3 hours (20 minute break at the glacier to look around and take pictures included) because we kept a very fast pace! The path has a nice warm-up for the first mile or so as you walk flat terrain through the rainforest. Then things get interesting... Once past the first mile, you are required to scramble up slippery rocks, climb stairs, and maneuver around some trees... sometimes using the assistance of a rope. The trail can be hard to follow at times so keep an eye out for markers. The glacier has receded quite a bit so it takes some careful sliding down loose gravel to get up close. Be weary of hidden Moulin and ridges on the ice! Unfortunately, we went on a rainy day so the trail was extra slick in some parts and muddy. Challenging but highly recommend for the awesome views and a chance to explore ice caves!

Steep with an awesome view of the glacier at the top:)

The views were amazing the entire way up this trail. The ascent was pretty steep, but was all switchbacks. Reaching the top was breathtaking and very windy. Views of Mt. Denali were unbelievable especially if you are lucky enough to get a clear day.

Very easy

I've been wanting to go for a low altitude hike to avoid the snow and ice. Decided to check out Williwaw Lakes, and got all that I asked for and more. Gorgeous hike.