Hike this moderately challenging trail in the Chugach National Forest near Anchorage. The 16.4-mile hike to Williwaw Lake takes about 8 hours to complete, or travel a little further about 19.8 miles to Long Lake. Bring a backpack with supplies for an all day trip. On the way to Williwaw Lake, a walk through lush greenery and flowers brings you to views of Mount Susitna and far off Alaska mountain ranges only visible on clear sunny days. Williwaw Lake is the 16 miles you are referring to.
Dogs: Welcome, on a leash.
Parking: From the Glen Alps follow the signs to Little O’Malley where the signs will direct you from there. All Chugach State Park trails require a day-use parking pass or parking decal.
Access: Leaving from the Glen Alps trailhead and ranger station, you'll travel along Powerline Access Trail, Middle Fork Trail, Williwaw Lakes Ski Trail, and Long Lake Trail passing Willwaw, Walrus, and Long Lakes along the way.
As with all trails in Alaska, hikers should be prepared, dress in layers, and bring plenty of water, snacks, sunscreen, a map of the area, bear spray, and a well-charged cell phone.