|Knik Glacier Trails
May 12, 2014
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|Thank you, Johnny for cooking lunch!
Where: About 30 miles north of Anchorage - North on Glenn, take Old Glenn exit (before the river bridges) for about 8 miles along Knik River over the Knik River Bridge - once across the bridge
parking is available on left side of the road.
This area has something for everyone, trails in the woods, open flats, mud and dunes. Crossing Jim Creek itself can range from easy to "highly improbable" depending on how high the water is. If you
can cross you can run to the glacier (about 20 miles from the creek) or take side trails up a couple of valleys. Metal Creek runs across the face of the glacier, be very cautious if you try to cross it. It is
glacier-fed, meaning you can’t see the bottom. It can and will swallow your wheeler in a heartbeat – and can and will swallow you in two heartbeats.