Portage Pass Trail

MODERATE 87 reviews
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Portage Pass Trail is a 5.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Whittier, Alaska that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1692 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

beach

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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6 days ago

Awesome easy hike with multiple stunning views of glaciers. Portage glacier is beautiful from all distances but getting up close was a treat!

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up to the view which is nice. leave extra time if you want to poke down to the lake.

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2 months ago

Amazing hike...up and down.. down and up... awesome views. loved it.

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2 months ago

Our moving time was just under two hours, but with our stops for photos and viewing the glacier, it took us three hours. Definitely worth the effort. The first half mile is all up hill, but stick with it and it is worth the effort. Epic photo spots on a clear day.

hiking
2 months ago

Starts out really steep until you reach the pass. You then follow a winding rock path all the way down to Portage lake. The weather was misreable while we were there with a low cloud deck and drizzling the entire time. The hike was still worth it. Views of the glaciers, waterfalls, and wild flowers were amazing and the payoff of Portage glacier was well worth it.

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2 months ago

Great hike, wonderful arrival on the river (seems to be a bear water point). We did it under the rain, but it was worthy. Be aware of the tunnel to arrive on the start of the hike, you can only cross once per hour.