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By far best trail I’ve been on , with multiple views , worth going to!

hiking
15 days ago

Nice trail with a great payoff within a short hike. The trail is easily followed but due to roots was a bit treacherous (it didn’t help that it had rained earlier in the day so the trail was slippery as well). The waterfall is pretty spectacular and with the mossy trees and rocks the whole area feels like a fairy garden. We followed the trail a bit further which seems to follow the creek but since it was wet and slippery we turned around so I’m not sure how far it actually goes.

hiking
16 days ago

It was tough for me, but slow and steady wins the race! The view at the top is a fantastic-Turnagain Arm! Also a very nice, reasonably priced restaurant at the top.

hiking
23 days ago

Great quick hike. Hand tram was fun!

hiking
1 month ago

Great views on clear day. Can have lunch at restaurant at the top (Alyeska Ski Resort) then take the tram (free!) back down

walking
1 month ago

Walked through a green tunnel of brush for half an hour then got to the rocky stream bed. Had to cross over the glacially cold stream to go look at the snow caves, which were pretty neat! Sept 9, 2018.

Nice hike! Love the rushing water!

Great hike! I loved it, not to challenging! Definitely recommend! Also can pick wild raspberries!

One of the most beautiful hikes I’ve ever done. Would love to come back with more time and hike through to Eagle Pass, but this segment of the trail was a great taste. Views at the top of the pass are off the charts. Agree with hikers who note the different between taking the right vs the left at the split - the right trail is longer but switch backs provide an easier climb. Left trail steeper and probably would be difficult in inclement weather given some narrow passages and slippery rocks. We took the right up and the left down, worked out fine.

hiking
1 month ago

I would Mark this as easy. Short hike to some beautiful small waterfalls. Don't just stop at the first falls. You can go a little higher for some additional views. It is really muddy so watch where you step.

hiking
1 month ago

Easy trail with beautiful views. We walked a bit past where the trail ends, but it was raining so we didn't go all the way to the Glacier.

We hiked to Raven glacier. It was 8 miles round trip. Take the detour to the mine and amazing waterfall. I ranked the hike as a 4 because it was very wet. Requires hiking through waterfalls and wet mossy areas. Also, fog covered the glacier so we only saw the base. For pics and more info visit my blog https://etbtravelphotography.com/2018/09/04/a-day-hike-to-crow-pass/

First half of trail is very easy walk over gravel pathway. Second portion is slightly harder maneuvering over rocks to finally get to beautiful ice caves. Views include multiple ice caves and waterfalls. Round trip slightly less than 2 hrs depending on how long you stop for pictures. Definitely worth the trip!

Trail is a series of many trails created by trail nuts and wildlife. You cant be afraid to get dirty as trail is cumbersome if you hike past falls along river. Definitely worth the hike. Blueberry bushes, Devils club, moss all create beautiful jungle like vibrant colors against easily accessible waterfall.

Absolutely stunning short little walk. The falls are gorgeous and very popular with photographers and people wanting photo shoots done... I had to leave and come back just to get a picture with no one in the falls.

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike
Harder than expected but it was raining!!
Soaking wet and would have paid handsomely for
a dry shirt at the top!

hiking
2 months ago

Nice easy hike

Easy trail for the whole family. Hand tram is fun but bring gloves. No steep hill.

It was a little wet, but worth it.

One of the best hikes I’ve taken thus far. The views are incredible from start to finish. Highly recommend to anyone to go the extra 20min to see the glacier. No signs of bears just a few goats. If you’re there mid-August pay close attention to the giant raspberries in the bottom half of the trail, delicious!

Rainy and pretty chilly day. Up there, view was very nice even with the clouds. Did it with son and daughter (10 and 6) and by the end children were exhausted.

on Winner Creek Trail

hiking
2 months ago

Very fun family and dog friendly trail. Bring gloves for the hand tram.

Park at the resort much easier to find the trail this way.

Spectacular hike, with amazing views :) When it came to the fork in the trail we went right, which was a good decision for us. It is a bit longer but not as steep of climb! Then on the way back down we came the other way which was nice cause we were cold and wanted to get down faster. Overall it took us 3.5 hours which included a decent break when we ate lunch :) Trails are kept nicely and other than the first short section, the trail is nice and open so no chance of running into bears.

hiking
2 months ago

Easy trail with amazing views of the mountains and glacier.. lots of super cold running water.. beautiful flowers along the way..

hiking
2 months ago

Good trail. A lot of traffic on it. The hand tram was super fun to use! We will know better next time, but park at the Alyeska Resort, walk to the back of the resort and get to the Winner trailhead from there (on the left side trough the trees).

hiking
2 months ago

No idea why this trail is marked as moderate. My friend did this on crutches lol. Beautiful Waterfall !! (:

August 1, 2018
Foggy but beautiful! 3 or 4 amazing waterfalls and the cabin is super cool as well. Next time I’m for sure going to check out the glacier on the right. No bear sightings and no bear poop

Pretty easy going hike with a great view at the snow field! :)

the perfect hike for beginners and berry lovers

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