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.

For more information call:

907-783-2326 (May-Sept)

907-783-3242 (Oct-April)

Please remember to bring hiking boots, water and dress for changing weather!