Tonsina River

Glennallen, Alaska

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A short, easy trail suitable for most hiking abilities, with spectacular vistas of the Chugach Mountains and Tonsina River from a panoramic overlook. The Tonsina River Trail is a short, pleasant forest walk that ends on a bluff overlooking the Tonsina River. The Tonsina flows east into Prince William Sound by way of the Copper River, which it joins a few miles below. The main event of the hike is the striking view from the bluff, which combines the river far below with the alpine ridges of the Chugach Mountains far above to the south.

Tonsina River Professional Review and Guide

"A short, easy trail suitable for most hiking abilities, with spectacular vistas of the Chugach Mountains and Tonsina River from a panoramic overlook. The Tonsina River Trail is a short, pleasant forest walk that ends on a bluff overlooking the Tonsina River.

The Tonsina flows east into Prince William Sound by way of
the Copper River, which it joins a few miles below. The main event of the hike is the striking view from the bluff, which combines the river far below with the alpine ridges of the Chugach Mountains far above to the south."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Glennallen
Distance: 1.5
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Season: Best July through October
Accessibility: Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Local Contacts: Bureau of Land Management, Glenn allen Field Office, Glenn Highway Mile 186.5, PO Box 147, Glennallen, AK 99588; (907) 822-3217; https://www.blm.gov/alaska
Local Maps: USGS Valdez C-3 (trail not shown)
Driving Directions: Directions to Tonsina River

Recent Trail Reviews

6/27/2009
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A 30 minute hike each way through forest. Use bug spray. The view of the Tonsina River at the end of the trail is spectacular and well worth your time. Figure 1.5 hours total. Elevation difference is a little over 300' so its really easy. Trail is muddy at spots .



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May 2018