Mountains

Crow Pass Trail from Girdwood Trailhead

Cross Pass Trail
Difficulty
Difficult
Distance
26 ml
Duration
11.23 hr
Ascent
3920 ft

Best Time of Year: Jun 01 - Oct 30

Try this 26.0-mile point-to-point trail near Girdwood, Alaska. Generally considered a challenging route, it takes an average of 11 h 23 min to complete. This is a popular trail for backpacking, camping, and hiking, but you can still enjoy some solitude during quieter times of day. The best times to visit this trail are June through October.

Dogs: Welcome, must be on a leash.

This trail is extremely beautiful, but also extremely challenging. The trail is poorly marked and can often times be washed out in certain sections. Weather changes quickly and there are many river crossings. Some can be quite challenging as water may be high, hip deep and extremely powerful. This trail can be accessed from the Eagle River Nature Center (the end-point on this route). Please note that starting from there is much more strenuous as the extreme uphill will be in the last 10 miles of the hike.

Features: Backpacking, Camping, Hiking, Walking, Running, Lake, River, Views, Waterfall, Wildlife

 

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