Hiking through the lush rain forest of Girdwood will be a memorable adventure.
Put on your hiking gear and let's head into the rain forest! Photo opportunities abound around every corner during your three hours on the trail, so keep your camera ready.
Enjoy a nature hike in Girdwood while exploring part of the historic Iditarod Trail. Your three-hour naturalist-guided five mile (round trip) journey winds along the Winner Creek trail. This moderate and informative hike consists of a walk over the Winner Creek Gorge on a boardwalk and, time permitting, a very unique Hand Tram crossing.
A naturalist guide will point out and discuss the flora and fauna of North America's northern-most temperate rain forest. You'll nibble on edible leaves, flowers, and berries; explore traditional and contemporary herb lore; identify bird song and animal behaviors; and listen to stories about Native and Alaskan history.
When blueberry season is in full swing, the trail is blooming with scrumptious delights sure to please anyone. Keep an eye out and, if you're lucky, you may even see a moose as you hike along!
- Guests should check in 15 minutes prior to the tour's departure time. Total length of tour does not include transfer time to and from Girdwood (1-1.5 hours each way). We suggest that you rent a car. The drive is easy and the scenery is beautiful.
- This tour is led by a naturalist guide.
- Water and a snack are provided.
- Wear sturdy walking/hiking footwear and appropriate hiking clothing, including rain gear (rain jacket and rain pants).
- We suggest that you bring a camera and a day pack.
- Please note that this tour operates in all weather conditions.
- This is an easy to moderate hike. No experience is necessary.
- There is a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 30 for this tour.
- Minimum age is 7 and maximum age is 70.
- This excursion is available from May 25-September 15.
Days offered: 7 days a week