Chugach

Wolverine and Williwaw Trails

brochure Chugach - Wolverine and Williwaw Trails

Guide to the Wolverine and Williwaw Trail System at Chugach State Park (SP) in Alaska. Published by Alaska State Parks.

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Guide to Wolverine & Williwaw Trail System in Chugach State Park Trail Descriptions: Wolverine Peak Trail: Access: Prospect Heights Trailhead (via Wolverine Bowl Trail) Allowable Uses: Hiking Distance: 4.7 miles Elevation Gain: 3500 feet Difficulty: Moderate Description: Mountain summit with views of the Alaska Range, Williwaw Lakes, Cook Inlet, and Anchorage. Berry picking in fall. Williwaw Lakes Trail: Access: Glen Alps or Prospect Heights Trailheads (via Middle Fork Loop Trail) Allowable Uses: Hiking Distance: (to first lake) 5.9 miles (from Glen Alps Trailhead); 7.4 miles (from Prospect Heights Trailhead) Elevation Gain: 800 feet (from Glen Alps); 1500 feet (from Prospect Heights) Difficulty: Moderate Description: Long day hike or backpacking destination. Several alpine lakes in beautiful valley. Open alpine invites exploring. Lakes can also be accessed via the Ballpark Trail. Access to North Fork Campbell Creek Valley via Williwaw Pass (Contact Fort Richardson for access regulations). Good skiing in winter. Near Point Trail: Access: Prospect Heights Trailhead (via Wolverine Bowl Trail) Allowable Uses: Hiking, Biking (to end of old road bed) Distance: 3.7 miles one way Elevation Gain: 2100 feet Difficulty: Moderate Description: Day hike to rounded alpine knob with views of the Alaska Range, Cook Inlet, and Anchorage. Berry picking in fall. Access to North Fork Campbell Creek Valley. Safety and Considerations: Be prepared for emergencies and file a trip plan with a friend. Use water purification techniques to avoid contracting Giardiasis (beaver fever). Part of the North Fork Campbell Creek Valley is on Fort Richardson, and a Recreation Access Permit is required. Call Fort Richardson at 384-0296 for more information. Park Rules: Camping is only allowed over ½ mile from the trailhead. Open fires are prohibited, except in a portable camp stove. Pets must be on a leash while in the parking lot, and under control on trails and in the backcountry. Visit http:// dnr.alaska.gov/parks/units/chugach for a complete set of park rules. Chugach State Park Headquarters Mile 115, Seward Highway (907) 345 - 5014 csp@alaska.gov Contact Information Fort Richardson Access Permit (907) 384 - 0296 Chugach State Park Headquarters Mile 115, Seward Highway (907) 345 - 5014 csp@alaska.gov

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