Hiking The Bird Creek Valley Trail

The 31st most popular hiking trail in Alaska.

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Southeast of Anchorage and Indian, the Bird Creek Valley Trail follows the creek for 5.5 miles one-way up toward Bird Pass. The route passes large trees along the way.

To reach the hiking trailhead from Anchorage, head southeast on the Seward Highway to Mile 101. Head northeast for 0.6 miles to the Bird Creek Valley Trailhead.

An interesting multiple day trip can be done by going west in the Ship Creek drainage and returning over Indian Creek Pass. There are no trails in the Ship Creek drainage, but you are above treeline and route finding is easy. There are many moose and bear in the area.

Overall, Bird Creek Valley Trail is the 31st most popular hiking trail of all 54 hikes in Alaska. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby Bird Creek Valley Trail including Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, Hilltop Trails, Kincaid Park, Crow Pass / Iditarod Trail, Eklutna Lakeside Trail and Twin Peaks TrailBold Ridge Trail.

Bird Creek Valley Trail Hiking Map



Local Contact(s):  CSP (907) 733-2675; Alaska Tourism (907) 465-2010.

Recommended Book:  "Alaska Hiking Adventures" from Dean Littlepage

Best Season:  May - Sep.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Luxury Loding:  Historic Anchorage Hotel, Anchorage; Winterlake Lodge, Anchorage

Reference Source:  click here http://dnr.alaska.gov/parks/

GPS:  60.9777, -149.4564

Date Published:  5/18/2016

Date Updated:  7/26/2016

ID:  14358

Bird Creek Valley Trail Hiking Map


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