Explore the most popular birding trails near Girdwood with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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

hiking
8 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
9 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
16 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.

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.

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
1 month 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
1 month ago

Nice easy hike

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

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.

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 !! (:

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

the perfect hike for beginners and berry lovers

It was a great quick walk. We were there when the trail was mostly dry so it was very quick and easy. We went with kids and it was easy for them too. Ages 7-11 even younger it wouldn’t be difficult.

Short but rewarding hike

2 months ago

Walk up tram down was awesome

hiking
2 months ago

Very well maintained and fun to hike! Took us just over 3 hours to go out and back. A few good views at the gorge and on the tram, but mostly just a forest hike. I recommend starting from behind the Alyeska Lodge instead of where this says to start. There isn’t any easy parking.

hiking
2 months ago

Super easy and well worth it!

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful, very quiet and beautiful when you hike to the top to the glacier and look over the water.

hiking
2 months ago

Pretty easy trail which is great with the kids. We left from the Alyeska Resort and hiked to the bus pick up at the Winner Creek Gorge. Lots of trees, moss and lush green. The hand tram was cool. Bridges and rivers make this a nice hike. We came across other hikers and families, occasional bike riders. The hand tram had a short wait. We were behind two turns on our side.
Bring bug spray and probably bear spray.

Was disappointed in this hike. It was relentless, straight up, and boring. No variety. Views include the mountains, hotel parking lot and the Tram wires. The top is a good view but nothing compared to Cross Pass. Shoulder height thick vegetation and buggy today. .

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