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Winter Valley and Forest Hike provided by Go Hike Alaska

Winter Valley and Forest Hike

Winter Valley and Forest Hike
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
5h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
12
Service animals allowed
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
If you've never been on a hike during the winter, you need to give it a shot. Winter hiking is a blast, and it's great for the mind and body during long periods of dark & cold. This tour holds plenty of opportunity for photos, and a comprehensive variety of the natural elements found in the boreal forests of Alaska, as well as a stop at a local waterfall. Sound like your style? • Hike along Chugach State Park's Eagle River and see ice-covered Barbara Falls! • Perfect for solo travelers and couples. • Enjoy breathtaking views of towering vistas. Amazing landscapes await your camera! • Learn about Alaska's glaciated valleys and boreal forests from an experienced gude. • Opportunity for wildlife sightings, including moose, hare, voles, and porcupine! • Provisions include a prepacked snack, courtesy of Kat’s Epic Trail Bites. We'll provide micro-spikes for icy terrain. Join us on a classic Alaskan adventure today!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 155759P22
Important information
Inclusions
  • Day Packs, Trekking Poles, and Microspikes
  • High-calorie trail bites and reindeer sausage or cheese-stick.
Exclusions
  • No hotel, B&B, Air B&B, or other accommodation pickups.
  • Must meet at designated meeting location or provide own transportation to trailhead.
Duration
5h
Departure details
  • William A. Egan Civic & Convention Center, 555 W 5th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501, USA Meeting, Transportation, and Parking Information: Our meetup spot is in front of the Egan Center. There are parking garages in the area if you need them. ​You may also choose to meet us at the trailhead using your own arranged transportation, just notify us in advance.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Experience Suggestions: No experienced required, but you should be able to walk at least 7 miles on flat pavement, or 5 miles of uneven rolling terrain over the course of roughly 4 hours. Some parts of the trail are steep and hilly, placing additional stress on areas of the body not impacted by level terrain. Not recommended for those with cardiac or respiratory issues/illness. May be difficult for those with severe joint issues.
  • Participation waiver signature required prior to departure.
  • If you have any dietary restrictions, please let us know and we will accommodate you with a different snack option.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Inclusions
  • Day Packs, Trekking Poles, and Microspikes
  • High-calorie trail bites and reindeer sausage or cheese-stick.
Exclusions
  • No hotel, B&B, Air B&B, or other accommodation pickups.
  • Must meet at designated meeting location or provide own transportation to trailhead.
Departure details
  • William A. Egan Civic & Convention Center, 555 W 5th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501, USA Meeting, Transportation, and Parking Information: Our meetup spot is in front of the Egan Center. There are parking garages in the area if you need them. ​You may also choose to meet us at the trailhead using your own arranged transportation, just notify us in advance.
Duration
5h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Experience Suggestions: No experienced required, but you should be able to walk at least 7 miles on flat pavement, or 5 miles of uneven rolling terrain over the course of roughly 4 hours. Some parts of the trail are steep and hilly, placing additional stress on areas of the body not impacted by level terrain. Not recommended for those with cardiac or respiratory issues/illness. May be difficult for those with severe joint issues.
  • Participation waiver signature required prior to departure.
  • If you have any dietary restrictions, please let us know and we will accommodate you with a different snack option.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    William A. Egan Civic & Convention Center
    555 W 5th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501, USA
    Meeting, Transportation, and Parking Information: Our meetup spot is in front of the Egan Center. There are parking garages in the area if you need them. ​You may also choose to meet us at the trailhead using your own arranged transportation, just notify us in advance.
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    Chugach State Park
    Stop: 4 hours
    We will begin by visiting the Chugach State Park's best waterfall, Barbara Falls. What a sight to behold! Afterwards, we will head to the confluence of North and South Fork Eagle River where a clearing in the woods exposes the Chugach mountains for miles. This is a perfect location to take amazing photos. Onward we will go through snow covered spruces while keeping an eye out for wildlife. If Eagle River is frozen, we will have the opportunity of hiking on top of it, which is really a treat! We may see the "American Dipper" swimming in an unfrozen tributary warmed by geothermal heat. They swim in water when the air temperature is below freezing to keep warm. We may also see moose, small mammals like the snowshoe hare or red fox, and rodents such as the porcupine or voles. At a distance approximately 6 miles in length, and a non-strenuous grade, most people can feel comfortable participating. Transportation included in total time of tour: (1 hour transportation & 4 hours hiking)
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Beveryn P.
2 contributions
Solo
The frozen waterfall left me in awe..Walking along the frozen river was was quite an experience. Matt’s love for this place shines through, couple that with the beauty of the forest made this hike an extraordinary experience! Couldn’t have asked for a better guide!
Written February 11, 2021
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HikeAlaska
Beveryn, thank you for your kind words! You were an amazing guest! I thoroughly enjoyed all of our conversations, seeing the waterfall, and the rock frozen river was amazing. Anytime you come back let me know and I’ll make sure to take you out for another adventure. Enjoy the rest of your time in Alaska!
Written February 13, 2021
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Michael
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Solo
Awesome experience! Matthew was an awesome guide and is very knowledgable of the area. Anyone looking for an alaska experience in nature should definitely give this a try
Written January 23, 2020
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HikeAlaska
Thank you! I appreciate your positive feedback. Eagle River is such an amazing place. I feel privileged to have had the chance to show you the valley. Let us know if you're around and we'll take you out again!.
Written February 9, 2020
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About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travelers have to say about the operator.

By: Go Hike Alaska
923paulv
923paulv
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Great hike ! Highly recommended
Spent a great 2 hours with Rebecca on this great hike— emphasis was on foraging not on strenuous hiking, but Rebecc
338vladimirr
338vladimirr
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One of the best hikes
Great experience! We liked everything about this tour, even a light rain. We haven’t seen any animals but my wife w
H6658GEbeths
H6658GEbeths
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Forest and Valley Hike
I did the Forest and Valley hike in the Chugash Mountains. The best thing about Anchorage is getting out of it, an
ideascapes
ideascapes
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Informative Hike
Very satisfying hike: Leah was equally knowledgeable on plants, wildlife, and geography. Recommended for families t
awunderground
awunderground
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Excellent views and tour guide
My wife and I did the Alpine Classic Trek in July. My biggest regret is not going even bigger. The hike was enjoyab
Forgettheusername
Forgettheusername
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Beautiful Alpine
Beautiful hike, our guide was Knowledgeable and was interested in her clients. She pointed out viewpoints and flowe
Curious740470
Curious740470
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Enjoyed our morning hike
Rebecca was an awesome guide… accommodating to our level and interests! This hike surpassed our expectations! Highl
David A
David A
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Wonderful hike
This was a wonderful hike. Not strenous at all all (for ages 68 and 65). Beautiful scenery. The picture is exact
hine1598
hine1598
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Great Hike
This hike was conducted just as advertised. Our guide was very courteous and knowledgeable. It was just what my wif
kivlinab
kivlinab
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Accessible Urban Adventure with a Historical Twist
This is a fun, active way to learn a little about Anchorage while having an urban adventure. The trolly ride gives
Camper629990
Camper629990
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Phenomenal Snowshoeing Experience!
I've been to Alaska many times and have seen and done many amazing things - but this was one of my top experiences!
dspears124
dspears124
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Would do this again!
Absolutely beautiful! Ventured on this walk with my soon to be 70 year old husband and we did great. Rookie mistak
emilymD2715SC
emilymD2715SC
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Beautiful hike, awesome guide
I had an absolutely amazing time on the snowshoeing adventure! Matt was a lot of fun, knew a lot about the area, an
stuart518
stuart518
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Must do while in Alaska
Matt is a great guide. Very knowledgeable of the wilderness. His hikes are a must do while visiting Alaska!
sabrinak136
sabrinak136
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Winter Wonderland!!!
We had the most amazing day taking the waterfall hike with Leah. She was timely with the pickup and a great driver
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