Wagon Trail is a 6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Valdez, Alaska that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length6.0 miElevation gain1,000 ftRoute typeOut & back
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At the entrance, the small path weaves to 0.2 miles through a forested area until it intersects the Wagon Road. Turn left at the "Trail" sign. 1.5 miles later, a small 10-minute side trail branches off to the left and down to the Bear Creek Dike. The main trail continues over the Bear Creek bridge and begins to climb steadily upward. One mile from the Bear Creek Bridge, another short trail to the left drops down to the riverbed. The Wagon Road continues up with several nice viewpoints before reaching the north Snowslide Gulch viewing area. Although at one time a bridge connected both sections of the Goat Trail and Wagon Trail, crossing at this point is now prohibited. http://www.ci.valdez.ak.us/DocumentCenter/Home/View/581

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A small sign marks the entrance to the Wagon Road at the mile 18 turnout on the Richardson Highway.

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Caitlin McElhinny
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Easy and fun family friendly option. The bridge is very cool! Lots of moose and bear signs. We accessed via side road near mile marker 20 by river, across the road from the 3 cabins and pipeline maintenance area and quarry. Very easy hike up to the bridge.

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Frances Maestas
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Cindy Hooper
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Sean Wisner
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Sean Wisner
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