Solomon Gulch Viewpoint

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Valdez, Alaska

Solomon Gulch Viewpoint is a 4.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Valdez, Alaska that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running.

Distance: 4.3 miles Elevation Gain: 931 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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The trail starts up a steep hill before joining the Alyeska Pipeline Maintenance Road. There is a sign-in sheet at the gate. The trail follows the road up another steep hill and then down to a bridge over Solomon Gulch. A short trail to the left leads to a viewing area for the Port of Valdez. http://www.ci.valdez.ak.us/DocumentCenter/Home/View/578

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7 months ago

Great couple hour hike! Not that far from town, wide gravel trail, beautiful views. Does get steep at times to yield a good hamstring burn. There is a viewpoint trail that overlooks Valdez and a trail that gives a great view of the dam. Would recommend! Not too muddy or buggy in October

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bugs
10 months ago

I read up about this Trail beforehand (both on AllTrails and other sources) and everyone said it was steep then leveled out. It was definitely steep at parts. So steep that some family members turned back. There were also a lot of black flies when we were hiking. You’d just be covered in them. It’s a cool trail, very well marked, wide trail, easy to hike with a group...but it’s steep at parts. There are wild blueberries and salmon berries along the trail, which is fun. We were hiking with our three kids ages 1, 3 & 5. Make sure you have your bear spray. We saw a bear. Be prepared and you’ll enjoy.

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rocky
10 months ago

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rocky
11 months ago

Great little morning walk. The trail follows a service road the entire way. After the bridge there is a three way fork in the road. Stay left for the view point and right for the dam. Do not continue straight.

hiking
Sun Nov 25 2018

short, enjoyable hike. definitely beneficial to have microspikes. very icy.

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