Explore the most popular hiking 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.

on Winner Creek Trail

2 days ago

Hand tram was still closed as of today, but a beautiful hike nonetheless! Plenty of boardwalks and gravel sections to keep you from getting too muddy.

a bit of snow and ice still on the trail, but not bad. great trail system in the area for camping, hiking and biking

hiking
13 days ago

It's a beautiful hike! The view from the top is amazing. It is steep, bring good shoes and water. You can ride the tram down if its running.

hiking
13 days ago

Very well maintained! The first portion of the trail is maintained for wheelchair access. This is a rainforest- very green and lush

nature trips
14 days ago

Snow is pretty much cleared up, but there are parts of ice in areas, but not much. There are patches of mud and wet forest floor, but overall not bad! It was a good hike. We were able to climb down into the gorge and walk to see the waterfall that was quite awesome! A must hike for amateurs and avid hikers all alike!

hiking
14 days ago

Beautiful trail and surroundings, but definitely not easy. The snow makes the trail difficult to navigate, lots of slipping and sliding around. The last couple hundred yards were covered in boulders that we had to climb across. I’m sure this one is easier in summer. I’d do again because it was so beautiful!

i love this glacier super easy and doable for any person.. trail is pretty visible you just have to go over two hills and boom you are there.

Great easy hike, fun and enjoyable. Ice cave are beautiful, make sure before you go out you check the avalanche risk for the time.

hiking
2 months ago

This trail is great for locals and tourists alike. It is located IN Girdwood not 'near' Girdwood and if you have a well behaved dog let him/her romp in the woods leash-free. I'm a local and Girdwood loves dogs.

hiking
2 months ago

Loved hiking this trail 03-18-2018. We hiked to the hand tram with our 1 year old even though it is closed during Winter season. Snow was nicely compact and there was quite a few other groups hiking in the area. We noticed ski areas as well as signs leading the way for other trails. Use caution when hiking the bridge section, careful not to step on the sides of the bridge or else you'll be up to your hips in snow! We saw lots of snowmen on the trail and could see signs of spring approaching as the squirrels were running about, making noise and chasing one another. Very peaceful.

hiking
2 months ago

Fantastic, well maintained trail that was truly enjoyable to hike. Fairly highly trafficked so don't expect much privacy. The views are nice. In the summer season, you'll get to watch the flight-seeing planes flying along the valley below you. The trail can be hiked round-trip. If you aren't quite up to this, an easier option would be do a one-way hike and ride the Alyeska Aerial Tram the other way (be sure to check the schedule to see if it is running). If you hike up, the ride down on the Tram is free. Alternatively, pay for the Tram ride up and take the relatively easy hike down.

snowshoeing
2 months ago

Nice Easy Hike from Alyeska Resort to the Hand Tram that is (unfortunately) CLOSED IN WINTER.

Good hike but not sure where ice caves were. Climbed big boulders then came back. Later found out ice caves were further past boulders on right. Need to go back now.

hiking
5 months ago

Nice short hike. Had to climb over a lot of boulders for the last 500 yards or so to get to the bottom of the glacier, but the ice caves were amazing!!!

Awesome!! Ice caves were beautiful !!!!! Take head lamps to really explore the caves!! Going back!!

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful scenery. What a quick easy hike to do when you are in the area. We were able to walk right up to the glacier since everything was frozen.

hiking
6 months ago

Perfect time of year to explore the ice caves. The river is mostly frozen and the caves appear stable as evidenced by lack of ice fall. Recommend quality ice grippers and poles. The valley is in shade all day and it can be windy. The Begich-Boggs visitor center is closed for the season.

Got up to crystal lake and crows pass cabin. Snowing and windy. Used crampons. Still beautiful scenery and will be back in the summertime

hiking
7 months ago

Great trail for all skill levels. Had a lot of fun with the hand tram and the scenery is absolutely beautiful!

hiking
7 months ago

One of my favorites, just has too many people sometimes. It’s best to go early in the morning. Great views from the hand tram, I like to take my time on it but when people are waiting they do the work for you and usually go to fast to get any good pictures. The gorge is amazing

hiking
7 months ago

Nice super easy hike to a glacier. Not the most stunning but clearly the most accessible

Super easy trail. Lots of people and dogs out today. Nice section of ice just to the left of where the maintained trail ended that required a calf-high water crossing.

hiking
7 months ago

Very easy with a big glacier reward at the end!

Nice, short, scenic trail. The glacier is much smaller than pictured here. It was also very rainy in the partage glacier area, so come prepaired with raingear and good shoes!

Beautiful, magical, green, mossy and enchanting. Fun for the entire family. The tram was a tad difficult however so much fun!

After spending a year and a half hiking AK this was the most beautiful hike I've found.

This is a quick hike to the edge of Byron Glacier. Great views!! We had good weather. Probably not a great hike in inclement weather. Rocky towards the end so good shoes are a must. Suitable for just about every skill level.

on Winner Creek Trail

hiking
8 months ago

8 months ago

Great hike overall! I thought it was going to be harder by the reviews.

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