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Address: Mile 4.3 Portage Glacier Access Road, Anchorage, AK
Phone Number: +1 907-783-2326

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Nice trails and campground

We stayed in the Williwaw Campground and hiked around the trails. Very nice. There is lots to do. Make sure you check out the nature trail when the Salmon are coming upstream! I... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 August 2016
Matthias Y
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed in the Williwaw Campground and hiked around the trails. Very nice. There is lots to do. Make sure you check out the nature trail when the Salmon are coming upstream! I believe this is part of the USFS Chugach NF.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

We drove down to see the Portage Lake/Glacier and it was great. so glad we did it, how often do you get to walk up and onto a glacier. Trail was easy for any age and the views were great. one of many high lights of our trip and a pleasant surprise. Glad we did it.

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Thank Jeff H
Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016

Great multipurpose trail with good maintenance- bridges to watch salmon spawning. We biked to and from our campground.

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Thank Cocokayak
Evansdale, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016

Very nice hiking trail but easily the high point of our stop here was the viewing platform over Willawaw Creek where you could see the salmon spawning. I'm a nature nut so any time I have a chance to see something like this, I will definitely do it.

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Seattle
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2015

Decent beginners trail, other than the occasional bear sighting this trail is great for families, friends who don't get out much or sweethearts. It is a National Park Service trail and well kept.

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1 Thank RickyOEco
Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

Watch for bears during salmon season....see them almost every time I come and walk the trail. Winter can be a bit of a challenge, with snow, wind, and ice, just come prepared.

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Martinez, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2015 via mobile

We loved this beautiful, amazingly well organized campground. While you are here make sure to eat at Whittier Alaska Swiftwater Seafood Cafe. Great food and an amazing view!

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2015

I was staying at the Willawaw campground and my husband and I took some time to walk, with our two dogs, along the trail. It's very pretty and worth the time.

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1 Thank AlaskaOm
Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2015 via mobile

Great and lightly used trail. Worth the drive from Anchorage. 5 miles each way and well paved for running. You'll see a little bit if everything (small glaciers, waterfalls, wildlife), only have to cross one real street and rarely encounter bikes or strollers.

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2 Thank Hotelsaremyjob
Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2015 via mobile

Park at the big parking lot on the right, just past the Blue and grey concrete sign ("Trail of Blue Ice"). Head back to the wood boardwalk. Go right, at the end of it (very short), you will see a foot path of into the trees to the left. Take that foot path and you will see an amazing sight!!... More 

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