Bird Creek Trail

HARD 3 reviews
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Bird Creek Trail is a 19.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Girdwood, Alaska that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
19.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2401 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

views

wildlife

snow

$5 Parking Fee at Trailhead.

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Because the climb is fairly steep, it doesn't take long to start getting breathtaking views of Turnagain Arm and surrounding mountains. Worth the effort!

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

This is considered a pretty difficult trail, but is very doable as long as you pace yourself. There is a lot of steep ups and downs, but relatively little scramble. No technical gear needed.The tricky part is it takes a lot longer than you might imagine, there are at least a few false peaks" before you finally reach the top. Also, it's best to hike with someone and bring bear spray. There have been bear attacks on the trail in the past. Finally, there is usually a five dollar parking fee at the trailhead.

If you're hiking it in the winter, you would be wise to bring some crampons or at least yak tracks to dig into the snow and ice. I end med up sliding all the way down. It's a rough hike up, but beautiful!