Winner Creek Trail

Winner Creek Trail explores the streams of Chugach National Forest.
4.9 ml
2-2.5 hr
866 ft

Best Time of Year: May 01 - Oct 31

Just a short drive from Anchorage, stop in Girdwood to experience this lush rainforest trail that winds along mountain streams. Easily accessible, Winner Creek is a very popular hike for locals and visitors. The out-and-back route begins near the base of the aerial tram at Alyeska Resort. A photo-worthy bridge is about 2.5 miles in.

Turn around at Glacier Creek (a hand tram used to provide crossing but it is no longer in operation).

Dogs: Welcome, on a leash.

Parking: All Chugach State Park trails require a day-use parking pass or parking decal. 

As with all trails in Alaska, hikers should be prepared, dress in layers, and bring plenty of water, snacks, a map of the area, bear spray, and a well-charged cell phone.

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