Indian Creek to Girdwood

Girdwood, Alaska

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This scenic trail is totally paved and follows the Turnagain Arm, the Seward Highway, and parts of the Alaskan Railroad. It has several bridge crossings, an underpass, scenic overlooks with viewing scopes, picnic areas and toilet facilities, and opportunities to view numerous varieties of Alaskan wildlife such as beavers, moose, Dall sheep, beluga whales, and various birds. This is also a popular bike trail that can be easily completed in a day. Begin on the paved trail that leaves the parking lot. It will immediately veer into the forest along the side of highway. Cross Bird Creek on a bridge at approximately 1.4 miles. This is a popular salmon creek for both anglers and brown bears. This is also good spot to stop and enjoy the view, which can change dramatically depending on the tide. There is river access and a viewing platform across the bridge.

Indian Creek to Girdwood Professional Review and Guide

"This scenic trail is totally paved and follows the Turnagain Arm, the Seward Highway, and parts of the Alaskan Railroad. It has several bridge crossings, an underpass, scenic overlooks with viewing scopes, picnic areas and toilet facilities, and opportunities to view numerous varieties of Alaskan wildlife such as beavers, moose, Dall sheep, beluga whales, and various birds. This is also a popular bike trail that can be easily completed in a day.

Begin on the paved trail that leaves the parking lot. It will immediately veer into the forest along the side of highway. Cross Bird Creek on a bridge at approximately 1.4 miles. This is a popular salmon creek for both anglers and brown bears. This is also good spot to stop and enjoy the view, which can change dramatically depending on the tide. There is river access and a viewing platform across the bridge."

Activity Type: Hiking, Trail Running
Nearby City: Girdwood
Distance: 13.4
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 6 to 8 hours
Season: Summer and fall
Local Maps: USGS Anchorage and Seward
Driving Directions: Directions to Indian Creek to Girdwood

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May 2018