Williwaw Lakes Trail

MODERATE 24 reviews
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Williwaw Lakes Trail is a 16.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Anchorage, Alaska that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from June until August. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

16.1 miles
2585 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash



nature trips




6 days ago

This was a beautiful hike to the lakes and a small waterfall at the end. Definitely worth it. We didn’t encounter any wild life on the way up, but on the way back we came across 8 moose at random points close along the trail. One was on the trail’s bridge & didn’t want to budge, so we had to cross the small river on foot down stream. Bring bear mace just in case.

5 months ago

easy with great wildlife viewing opportunities

8 months ago

Not too hard but great scenery and tons of animals. Better to start from the car park at Flat Top trail head and go across

8 months ago

Might be shorter from Glenn Alps trailhead than prospect heights.
9/30-10/1: Trail was muddy most of the way but still manageable. 2 bull moose spotted towards the mouth of the valley and plenty of Dahl Sheep near the lakes. Easy trail, not too much elevation climb. Lots of choices to go on over Williwaw Pass or veer off to Black Lake

9 months ago

My wife and I hiked this trail on Sept.7 and the fall colors were fantastic. We really enjoyed the hike, saw 4 bull moose, 2 cow moose and 7 Dall Sheep.
The hike was easy.

9 months ago

Fantastic Trail for Running! Well marked and the scenery is gorgeous.

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Great as a loop hike through the ballpark.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

I've been wanting to go for a low altitude hike to avoid the snow and ice. Decided to check out Williwaw Lakes, and got all that I asked for and more. Gorgeous hike.

Thursday, October 06, 2016

Easy day hike with beautiful views of Anchorage (first stretch) and chances to encounter Dall sheep.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Very nice trail

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Fun and steady going hike

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Great views of Anchorage and, on a clear day you can see Denali. There are some amazing spots to camp at the lake. In the morning we had coffee with the sheep.

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