Williwaw Lakes

Anchorage, Alaska 99511

Williwaw Lakes

Williwaw Lakes Professional Review and Guide

"Alpine gems of different sizes, colors, and shapes, and in various settings, the lakes at the base of Mount Williwaw (elevation 5,445 feet) lie in a mountain paradise. Walk amid a wide variety of alpine flowers in grassy meadows studded with scrub hemlock; pick blueberries, cranberries, and crowberries in season. Watch for Dall sheep.

Families with older children who are experienced hikers will enjoy this as an overnight trip. Or take the traverse past the Williwaw Lakes, over a pass, down the North Fork of Campbell Creek, then over Near Point and back to the Prospect Heights trailhead. Williwaw Lakes can be reached from either the Prospect Heights or Glen Alps trailheads. The Prospect Heights route is longer but much drier than the traditional route from Glen Alps. At the time of this writing, Chugach State Park staff had begun work on a “dry foot” route from Glen Alps, but they were unable to predict when it would be completed."

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Trail Information

Anchorage
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
18
Distance
3,850 feet
Elevation Gain
Several options
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
8 hours - 2 days
Duration
June-early Oct
Season
Waterfalls
Features
Chugach State Park
Local Contacts
USGS Anchorage A7, A8
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Aug 2018