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Willawaw Nature Trail

Mile 4.3 Portage Glacier Access Road, Anchorage, AK
+1 907-783-2326
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Williwaw and Trail of Blue Ice

We stayed at Williwaw Campground and hiked the Trail of Blue Ice at the back of the campground. It... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2017
Southern IN
Not quite thawed

We stopped here a few days ago on our way to homer but there was still too much snow to access the... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2017
Crystal J
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7 Jul 2017
“Williwaw and Trail of Blue Ice”
26 Apr 2017
“Not quite thawed ”
Mile 4.3 Portage Glacier Access Road, Anchorage, AK
+1 907-783-2326
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Reviewed 8 July 2017

We stayed at Williwaw Campground and hiked the Trail of Blue Ice at the back of the campground. It is a very easy, wide, flat trail--very little elevation. You an get to Williwaw Nature Trail from there too. We walked all the way to the...More

Thank karensSouthernIN
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

We stopped here a few days ago on our way to homer but there was still too much snow to access the trail. It could be accessed with the right footwear but we were prepared for the beaches in homer and wearing rubber boots. We...More

Thank Crystal J
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed in the Williwaw Campground and hiked around the trails. Very nice. There is lots to do. Make sure you check out the nature trail when the Salmon are coming upstream! I believe this is part of the USFS Chugach NF.

Thank Matthias Y
Reviewed 18 July 2016

We drove down to see the Portage Lake/Glacier and it was great. so glad we did it, how often do you get to walk up and onto a glacier. Trail was easy for any age and the views were great. one of many high lights...More

Thank Jeff H
Reviewed 7 January 2016

Great multipurpose trail with good maintenance- bridges to watch salmon spawning. We biked to and from our campground.

Thank Cocokayak
Reviewed 3 January 2016

Very nice hiking trail but easily the high point of our stop here was the viewing platform over Willawaw Creek where you could see the salmon spawning. I'm a nature nut so any time I have a chance to see something like this, I will...More

1  Thank jamesla2015
Reviewed 21 December 2015

Decent beginners trail, other than the occasional bear sighting this trail is great for families, friends who don't get out much or sweethearts. It is a National Park Service trail and well kept.

1  Thank RickyOEco
Reviewed 16 December 2015

Watch for bears during salmon season....see them almost every time I come and walk the trail. Winter can be a bit of a challenge, with snow, wind, and ice, just come prepared.

2  Thank Steven W
Reviewed 12 July 2015 via mobile

We loved this beautiful, amazingly well organized campground. While you are here make sure to eat at Whittier Alaska Swiftwater Seafood Cafe. Great food and an amazing view!

2  Thank Lydia A
Reviewed 9 June 2015

I was staying at the Willawaw campground and my husband and I took some time to walk, with our two dogs, along the trail. It's very pretty and worth the time.

1  Thank AlaskaOm
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