Added by Jamie Trapp
A great day hike (~4-5 hours), and the tallest mountain in Seward, Alaska where you can see all of Resurrection Bay, Godwin Glacier, Fox Island, and even out to the Chiswell Islands!
This hike starts at 0 feet elevation on the side of Resurrection Bay opposite of Seward. Travelling south from Anchorage, take a left turn onto Nash Road a couple of miles before getting into Seward itself. Follow Nash Road for a few miles, past campgrounds, etc. About a mile before reaching the dry docks, you will see the trailheads on the left side of the road. There are no trailhead markers but you will see the small breaks in the trees where there are several trail options (all meet up within .1 miles), and you can park on the side of the road.
Follow the trail through the trees, which has a relatively steep path. You will then make it past the tree line to grass and bushes. Continue following the trail up until you are past the bush line. There may be a couple of muddy spots along the way. Once the trail gets rocky there are faint paths to follow or you can just go your own way towards the top. Choose to go as far up as you want, towards the top you'll have to do some rock scrambling, and it definitely requires rock climbing gear if you are aiming to reach the summit. 99% of people just go up to the point where you get a wicked overlook of Godwin Glacier and Resurrection Bay, but you choose your own adventure!
- Sturdy hiking boots
Please respect the places you find on The Outbound.
Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures. Be aware of local regulations and don't damage these amazing places for the sake of a photograph. Learn More
ReviewsLeave a Review
Have you done this adventure? Have something to add? You could be the first to leave a review!
More Adventures Nearby
Explore the Knik Arm's Ice Fields
Alaska / Peters Creek, Alaska
Alaska's Knik Arm has an impressive tide. When out, the mudflats appear, and in the winter, massive, beautiful pieces of ice are left behind.
Kayak the West Arm of Glacier Bay National Park
Alaska / Glacier Bay National Park (West Arm Starting Point of Scidmore Bay)
Ever wanted to sleep beside a calving glacier? Wake up with a humpback whale feeding along the shoreline of your private beach? Watch the sunset for hours until midnight?Witness bears foraging in the.