Winner Creek Trail is a 6.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Girdwood, Alaska that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length6.4 miElevation gain1,204 ftRoute typeOut & back
Dogs on leashkid friendlyHikingForestRiverViewsWildflowersWildlifeMuddy
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NOTE: The hand-tram over Glacier Creek is closed for the duration of 2020. This route can still be hiked, but you will have to turn around 2.5 miles in at the hand-tram. Please check here for more information: https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/chugach/recarea/?recid=82791 This trail can be started on either end. The mapped route on this page has the hiker starting at the Alyeska Hotel, however hikers can also start at the Winner Creek Trailhead. The first portion of the trail is wheelchair accessible. There is a hand-tram along this route that provides access over Glacier Creek.

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Christina Kraus
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Jess Malone
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Adventure Biking

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Anderson Grossman
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Icy, I recommend spikes

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Shelley Biss
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Sloppy. Rainy. Got soaked. Bad weather. But great trail.

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Melissa Clark
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Beautiful trail, not a ton of people on it even on NYE. Very icy in spots. Only able to get to the Hand Tram since it was closed, but it was a nice out and back!

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Ann Murphy
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Love the winter walk with spring, summer, fall and winter memories!

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Garrett Packer
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HikingGreat!Muddy

We were able to do the first 2-3 miles of this trail due to the hand tram being closed. It was muddy, but a really relaxing and easy hike. The dense and wet forest was great scenery, and the trail itself was very well established. I wish we could have gone farther on this trail, but the first 2.5 miles were very chill.

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Ali Mingari
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HikingGreat!

Easy well maintained hike. There are a few steep sections of the trail that surprised me based on some of the other reviews on here. I would still rate this as an easy hike for those with average physical condition but thought it was worth mentioning for anyone with knee / mobility issues. We crossed the first bridge (cat something?) and hiked about .5 miles past the “cabin this way” sign. Aside for some pretty foliage and an overgrown trail path we did not see anything so we turned around. Hand tram is down so not much to see past the gorge

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Vina Serna
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Great.maintained trail,very easy,the hand tram was closed though.

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Trish Collins
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HikingGreat!

Nice trail. Easy. Very well maintained. Bummer the hand trolley was closed because of Covid.

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Philip Brooks
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Lisha Antiqua
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HikingGreat!

Great little hike, beautiful trees and creek passings. Easy and good for anyone. A lot of people, well traveled.

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Josh Turn
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HikingGreat!

Great nature walk and kid friendly. A nice easy stroll.

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MJ Kielbus
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Hand tram was closed due to covid-19- but still fun to hike. Water levels are lower than I remember them! First time hiking here without angel as well.

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Madison Belisle
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HikingBridge outGreat!

Very nice trail. Relatively well traveled and easy. Nice views especially at the end by the river! If you go by the big bridge a little father there’s another bridge with a waterfall that’s so cool!

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Teresa Preston
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Grecia Densmore
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Ricardo Paz
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Nice easy trail

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Sean Poynter
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Kwame Micheal
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Kathryn Spernak
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HikingGreat!

As someone super out of shape I wouldn’t say it’s a really easy trail, but you can do it.

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Marcella Darnell
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Gorgeous as always. Great for kids. Lots of fellow hikers. Beautiful boreal rainforest.

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Andywendy Ingram
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Monica Causey
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Beautiful woods, lots of shade then amazing waterfall and rock gorge near the hand tram. So beautiful. Do it!

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Peer Dar
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HikingGreat!

Easy trail . Nice stroll through the forest. Unfortunately the hand team is not working so must turn around before completion of trail. Stay at the resort and not at the crow creek trailhead to enjoy most of the trail

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Mike Fleckenstein
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Mel Legrande
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HikingGreat!

It was a little rainy and misty on this trail. We were sad they had the hand tram closed but we got to pick a bunch of blueberries along the way. We also saw a bunch of amazing Amanita muscaria- Red and white polkadotted mushrooms.

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