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Recommended Routes in Girdwood - 3

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Favorite Fall Tundra in Chugach State Park.
Difficult

Crow Pass / Eagle River Trail - Iditarod National Historic Trail

23.0 mi 37.1 km 3,013' Up 918.26 m Up 4,036' Down 1230.09 m Down

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Favorite View of the Cook Inlet from the top of Penguin Peak
Very Difficult

Penguin Ridge Traverse

16.2 mi 26.0 km 7,876' Up 2400.55 m Up 7,848' Down 2391.92 m Down

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Favorite The snowcat bridge you cross at the Winner Cr. trail junction (avoid the 1st part of A1 Ridge like the plague! Take Winner Cr. trail to A1 and split off here).
Easy/Intermediate

Winner Creek to Hand Tram

5.1 mi 8.2 km 571' Up 174.16 m Up 571' Down 174.16 m Down

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Girdwood Hiking

  • 70 Miles 113 Kilometers of Trail
  • 3 Recommended Routes
  • 1 Easy Trail Easy Trails
  • 9 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 10 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Girdwood - 17

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0.8 mi 1.2 km #1Abe's Trail
Intermediate
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6.2 mi 10.0 km #2Upper Winner Creek Trail
Difficult
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Difficult
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0.5 mi 0.8 km #3Winner Creek Extension Trail
Intermediate
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Intermediate
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2.4 mi 3.8 km #4North Face Hiking Trail
Difficult
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Difficult
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3.5 mi 5.6 km #5Beaver Pond Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
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Intermediate/Difficult
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3.5 mi 5.7 km #6Winner Creek Trail
Intermediate
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Intermediate
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1.1 mi 1.8 km #7Headwall Ridgeline
Difficult
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Difficult
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0.5 mi 0.9 km #8Center Ridge
Very Difficult
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Very Difficult
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1.2 mi 2.0 km #9Max's Southwest Face Ridgeline
Difficult
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Difficult
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0.5 mi 0.9 km #10Mountain Top Trail
Intermediate
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Intermediate
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Photos of Girdwood - 30

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The trail climbs steeply through fields of wildflowers, including fireweed.
Aug 17, 2019 near Girdwood, AK
6000' glacier-coated peaks provide Girdwood with its stunning backdrop.
May 9, 2017 near Girdwood, AK
The sun sets over Mount Alpenglow and the Girdwood Valley.
May 9, 2017 near Girdwood, AK
The trail crosses a field on boards that gets wet due to snow melt throughout the summer.
Aug 17, 2019 near Girdwood, AK
As you climb up the trail, views of the mountains and glaciers start to come into view.  Fireweed can be found along the trail, adding a big of color to the scenery.
Aug 17, 2019 near Girdwood, AK
Snow covers every branch of the subalpine spruce and hemlock in the winter.
May 9, 2017 near Girdwood, AK
Only a handful of meadows without brush. Enjoy the respite.
Jul 4, 2021 near Girdwood, AK
Plenty of moose and bear sign on the trail. Expect to see some wildlife!
Jul 4, 2021 near Girdwood, AK