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
2,759 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

backpacking

camping

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

bugs

muddy

over grown

rocky

scramble

snow

off trail

no shade

hiking
4 months ago

View is great at the top. Lots of snow at the top in late July. Would recommend doing this hike with fresh legs. This is not a marked trail after the first mile. Follow the cairns. Two tough stretches where you are climbing mainly vertical and having to do a lot of climbing. Used the trail marked by AllTrails as a guide but not the easiest way up. Would have been nice to have poles on the way back.

4 months ago

Beautiful weather + clear skies + midnight sunset. Best views of my life.

Trails ends early, but you can follow the cairns to the ridge line.

hiking
Friday, October 13, 2017

No luck here, weather was overcast so very low visibility. Highly recommend going if the weather is clear which is hard to tell since it can change drastically from side of the tunnel to the other... Saw a coyote and some marmots but definitely missed the view.

hiking
Thursday, September 14, 2017

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.

hiking
Thursday, March 02, 2017

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.

hiking
2 months ago

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Saturday, July 29, 2017

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Monday, June 05, 2017