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Address: Mile 4.3 Portage Glacier Access Road, Anchorage, AK
Phone Number: (907) 783-2326
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Awesome views and salmon spawning

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Cocokayak
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Anchorage, Alaska

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Anchorage, Alaska
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 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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Thank jamesla2015
Seattle
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 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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Thank RickyOEco
Anchorage, Alaska
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111 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 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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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Located between Portage, AK and the upper end of Turnagain Arm, along the Portage Glacier highway, there is a nice salmon viewing deck at the Williwaw campground. The platform can be accessed from both a highway turnoff or via the Williwaw cg. The deck is situated so that it hangs out over the stream below. We saw several salmon spawning... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This is an awesome walk for just about anyone. The slower you take it, the more you will see. Some great views of the waterfall, and glacial lakes. There is at least one black bear in the area; it crossed the boardwalk not more than 200 feet in front of us. So, even though this is a nice quiet walk,... More 

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