Maps & Trails

Below you'll find maps of the City of Valdez and surrounding areas, click either map to enlarge and view at full size. You'll find nearby trails, services, points of interest and attractions.

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Valdez Hiking Trails

The Dock Point Trail, although rather short, numbers among one of the prettiest for its size. Close up views of a grass and wildflower meadow from the boardwalks, along with spruce trees and ground dogwood, offer good photographic opportunities. The...

HISTORY: Because of the increased use of the 1899 Pack Trail, it was upgraded in order to accommodate sleds, wagons, and eventually automobiles.  By 1905, the Valdez Transportation Company was offering a nine day stagecoach trip to Fairbanks for $150...

(Formerly Solomon Gulch Trail) The trail climbs through a beautiful coastal spruce forest where it intersects with the Trans Pipeline Service (TAPS) road and continues to Solomon Gulch. During 1915 an aerial tramway, 5.25 miles long, was put into...

HISTORY: Partly due the extreme hardships experienced on the Valdez Glacier Route to the interior, a military pack trail was proposed to extend from Valdez to Eagle City (Fort Egbert) located on the Yukon River. The southern portion of the trail was...

Mineral Creek Valley is one of the most scenic drives in this area. The rough gravel road begins at the upper end of Mineral Creek Drive and runs for a distance of approximately 5.5 miles before reaching a gate and parking area. With mountains rising...

Section A of the Shoup Bay Trail runs from the trail head to Gold Creek bridge. This scenic tract transverses the West Mineral Creek flats, running through an alder forest. It then opens out onto the grasslands after 8/10 a mile. Many wildflowers and...

Section B of the Shoup Bay Trail runs from the Gold Creek Bridge to the north end of Shoup Bay. Starting from the bridge, the trail runs through a grove of spruce trees. It will then start a gradual, and at times steep, climb to the divide overlooking...