Crow Pass Trail to Crystal Lake and Barnes Mountain

HARD 49 reviews
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Crow Pass Trail to Crystal Lake and Barnes Mountain is a 6.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Girdwood, Alaska that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
6.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2096 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

backpacking

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wildlife

rocky

snow

no dogs

Alaska Division of Tourism, P.O. Box 110801 , Juneau, AK, 99811-0801, Phone: 907-465-2010

backpacking
2 hours ago

22 hours ago

After spending a year and a half hiking AK this was the most beautiful hike I've found.

hiking
2 days ago

hiking
22 days ago

It was super foggy and raining all the way up and down , but it was worth it ! Lake is super wee and so lovely , we could hardly see the glacier but again , not bad at all ! Go for it

hiking
27 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

There are two ways to get up this trail. If you are feeling good and in good shape you can go left and take the steep way up which is a lot faster. Otherwise you can go right at the top and take the zig zags across. There were a lot of rocks at the top. It was pretty overcast and rainy when I went so it was a bit slippery. There are two small streams you have to cross before reaching the lake. There are a lot of rocks though so you don't have to worry about getting your feet too wet if you're not wearing waterproof shoes. There's a beautiful clear blue lake at the top. Overall this is a great hike. I would highly recommend wearing the right hiking boots if you plan on doing this trail.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

Great trail, with some awesome viewpoints. Not that hard to do. Water falls, wild goats.

hiking
2 months ago

It was pretty foggy, and still was an awesome trail. Highly recommend to keep going a bit after the crow pass sing, there is a great viewpoint on the glacier about 10-15 min walk from there.

2 months ago

7 July 17 - great trail. Great views. Turn around point is pretty much at the cabin by crystal lake. Bring bug spray.

2 months ago

Great Trail, lake is beautiful and wonderful waterfalls.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Great trail have done it twice now!

hiking
3 months ago

We did this hike this morning, in the rain. There is still a lot of snow on the trail in places. It was slow going. There were some other hikers with overnight gear, intent on spending a few days up there. It looked like they were in a for a cool night. I'd give this trail a couple more weeks of sunshine, before expecting a relatively dry trail.

hiking
Sunday, September 18, 2016

Friday, September 16, 2016

Beginning of the crow pass trail to Eagle River gorgeous sites and wildlife!

hiking
Saturday, September 10, 2016

hiking
Thursday, August 25, 2016

Beautiful! Dress warm!! It's was freezing at the glacier, very strong winds when I went yesterday. Amazing hike