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Winner Creek Trail Hand Tram

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Winner Creek Trail Hand Tram

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Winner Creek Trail, Girdwood, Anchorage, AK
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Culture637534 wrote a review Aug 2020
14 contributions3 helpful votes
The trail is beautiful, a little challenging at times. Lots of streams and small waterfalls. The hand tram not working due to covid which would have been nice.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Nels A wrote a review Aug 2020
Gaithersburg, Maryland129 contributions76 helpful votes
One of the highlights of the trail is the hand tram, which is currently closed due to COVID (and they make that very clear as you start the trail). It is still a nice hike and fairly easy so it is good for families and such. It is well maintained and there is plenty of parking at the resort. The highlight for me was the falls under the wooden bridge that you can climb down to and get better views near the water if you not highly risk averse.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Ferg42995 wrote a review Jun 2020
Texas403 contributions37 helpful votes
We knew the hand tram was closed due to COVID but wanted to enjoy the hike to it anyway. We started from the Resort and hiked almost to the tram before turning around to head back. Lots of boardwalks through the forest, some rivers/creeks. It is a pretty walk but not one of the top ones in Alaska. Worth doing if you have time but without the tram, I wouldn't make it a priority.
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Julian G wrote a review Sep 2019
Warrington, United Kingdom144 contributions59 helpful votes
Walked from the Alyeska hotel easy walk on boardwalks or good paths, very pleasant lots of birds and squirrels. The hand tram was great fun, probably hard work on your own but seems to be plenty of people round to help you pull it across, if you don't like the look of it when you get there you can always walk back its not too far. Having crossed we took the hotel shuttle back.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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HBSnowFlower wrote a review Aug 2019
Huntington Beach, California519 contributions86 helpful votes
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This gentle dirt and boardwalk trail through the forest is easy for the whole family. Starting from behind the Alyeska resort hotel, the trail winds through lush rain forest, dotted with blueberries and the red, inedible devil’s club, and portions of the Iditarod trail. Be sure to stop and listen to the birdsong along the way. Cross a walking bridge over the creek and continue to the gorge where hikers line up to pull themselves in a vertical metal phone-booth size basket suspended above Glacier Creek. As they often stop the tram midway to take selfies, the line can get rather long. (Be safe – there was a recent accident where somebody was standing on top of the safety net instead of behind the railing next to the tram and fell out!) The trail continues a few more miles for a loop trail — or you can take the Alyeska resort shuttle back if you continue a mile further to the Crow Creek Mine trailhead. Check the shuttle schedule if you are interested in this option, or get back in line for the hand tram to return the way you came, making a 3-mile round-trip.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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