Bird to Gird Pathway

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Chugach State Park

Bird to Gird Pathway is a 12.9 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Indian, Alaska that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 12.9 miles Elevation Gain: 1,017 feet Route Type: Point to Point

dogs on leash

cross country skiing

hiking

nature trips

road biking

snowshoeing

walking

bird watching

running

beach

paved

views

wildlife

Nice paved path with plenty of views of Turnagain Arm and the nearby mountains across Seward Highway.

road biking
16 days ago

Awesome, hilly

road biking
1 month ago

Parked at Alyeska Resort to start the ride through Girdwood. The end of the trail on the Bird side is right off the highway but most of the trail is above the highway with amazing views!

road biking
4 months ago

This is exactly, for the most part, the kind of ride we hoped for while visiting Alaska. Mostly rural, nice paved trail with more than a few rolling hills.

hiking
10 months ago

Nice paved path with plenty of views of Turnagain Arm and the nearby mountains across Seward Highway. We walked right up on three juvenile black bears having a ball. They were ambling along, like going to school, and would every once in a wile would stop to play, often standing on their hind legs to wrestle. We made a lot of noise, and they eventually left the trail, but not before we got photos. Also some great flowers (almost gone for season), mountain scenes, educational panels,?and small waterfalls coming out of the mountains.

hiking
11 months ago

Very easy bike ride . Beautiful views

hiking
11 months ago

the view is great

road biking
bugs
Sat Jun 08 2019

hiking
Sun Apr 28 2019

Fairly flat trail, more uphill on the Bird to Gird direction, so you are way speedier on the way back (Gird to Bird). Well maintained trail with gorgeous views. Absolutely fantastic bike ride.

walking
Thu Jul 19 2018

This trail is a large paved path about the width of one lane of a road that runs along the highway. I would consider this to be an easy trail. Good for kids biking. It is pretty exposed so wind can be a real problem (brrrr), but the exposure does provide some gorgeous views of the Cook Inlet! I wouldn’t call this a “hike”, more like a walk.

road biking
Wed Jul 11 2018

Enjoyable walking or biking, but can be very windy

walking
Mon May 28 2018

This is a paved trail with restrooms and stopping points. I bring my dogs on this trail and keep them leashed at all times. There are a few bikes that use this amazing trail and you don’t want your dog getting ran over. I pick this trail up at Bird Point right off the Seaward. 8 miles to Girdwood.

mountain biking
Fri Aug 23 2013

Completed a trail ride on my mountain bike from Glen Alps Trailhead up Powerline Pass, over the pass and down the backside into Indian Valley. I am not positive that this trail is the one we were on for the back portion of the trip as there was not any trail marking or signage. It was an awesome ride from the pass to Indian with larger rocks, gravel, and some scree on steep angled trail with switchbacks. Trail was pretty well maintained, we did find a large gully near the bottom of the descent which we had to avoid not to ride into full speed. After the downhill we rode through small creeks and drainages on the way to the road/highway destination.

hiking
Sun Aug 29 2010

between anchorage and girdwood so it's a short drive from either location. very serene, awesome hiking conditions. reminds you alaska is a choice location to live.

hiking
24 days ago

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hiking
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road biking
1 month ago

hiking
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road biking
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running
1 month ago

mountain biking
1 month ago

hiking
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mountain biking
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walking
2 months ago

road biking
2 months ago

recorded Bird to Gird Pathway

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

road biking
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