Ship Creek Valley Trail Professional Review and Guide
"The wide and wild Ship Creek Valley arcs gracefully into the mountains behind Anchorage, dividing the park’s familiar and well-traveled foothills from its more remote regions. Though it straddles this border, the Ship Creek Valley Trail is definitely not a well-worn path.
Hiking in this rugged land requires fortitude, but for a compact journey through the heart of the wilderness, over a mile-wide pass ringed with jagged peaks, and down to the pale gray ocean, this trip can’t be beat. Ship Creek Valley remains, true to the intentions of the park’s founders, a pristine wilderness—so don’t expect any mileposts or trail maintenance. In fact, don’t expect a trail."