Winner Creek to Hand Tram
ElevationAscent: 571' 174 m
Descent: -571' -174 m
High: 607' 185 m
Low: 278' 85 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 35% (20°)
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“A nice wide trail from the Alyeska Tram to the hand tram over Glacier Creek.”— Zander Göpfert
There's not an obvious sign, but it's an obvious trail. This connects you to the actual Winner Creek Trail, where you'll hang a left and continue up a short incline. After that, the trail is fairly level, and there's a long section of planks with steps.
After the plank section, you'll come to an intersection. Stay left to continue to the hand tram. If you go right on the Upper Winner Creek Trail it becomes slightly more technical with tricky footing over large rocks, roots, and obstacles!
The hand-tram trail is much easier but does have a few rocks. You can turn around at the hand-tram or continue across the tram to the Crow Creek Road.
This is a popular trail with other pedestrians and bikers so be aware of other visitors and moose too!
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Land Manager: USFS - Chugach National Forest Office