Blackstone Bay Vista

HARD 5 reviews

Blackstone Bay Vista is a 6.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Whittier, Alaska that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
6.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2867 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

backpacking

camping

hiking

ice climbing

nature trips

rock climbing

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

bugs

muddy

over grown

rocky

scramble

snow

off trail

no shade

hiking
5 days ago

9/14/17. Rainy and 50deg. Unfortunately really poor visibility - would definitely recommend going on a clear day if possible. The first mile or so is really well marked - in fact you're walking on boards most of the way - but it's also really overgrown. There is an observation deck that seems to mark the end of the established trail since after that there isn't really much 'trail' to speak of, so only venture past there if you're comfortable with no trail. In most cases we found ourselves walking in the streams because the ground around was too slippery. We would have pushed on further but the visibility was really bad and just didn't seem worth it. Our total time was 2:50 and was essentially all moving - just a few short stops for photos etc. even though the moving time on the app shows closer to 2:15.

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hiking
6 months ago

One of the best views that I've ever experienced! Getting to it involves a lot of route-finding, but that isn't too difficult above the treeline. See my "recording" for more details.