Portage Pass Trail
A Passage Through Time - Portage Pass
Portage Pass has been historically used by Alaska Natives, Russian fur traders, and early settlers. Currently it is used as a migratory route for birds and as a recreational opportunity by hikers like you! The hike is approximately one mile in length, one way, with 750 feet in elevation gain. It is a great hike that rewards you with a view of Portage Glacier; in fact, it is the only established trail with a view of Portage Glacier!
To access the trailhead you must drive through the Whittier tunnel. Once you are through, take the first right past the railroad tracks onto a gravel road that is marked "Forest Access." Trailhead is on the right. Click here for a map.
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Please remember to bring hiking boots, water and dress for changing weather!