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Williwaw Lakes is a great, easy hike, appropriate even for young kids and dogs. It’s easily done as a day hike, but it makes a great overnight backpacking trip. One of the best things about Williwaw lakes is that for it’s proximity to Anchorage, you really feel away from town once you get there.
The trail starts at the Glen Alps parking lot. Hike to the powerline trail, turn right, and then back left just a couple hundred feet down the trail. There is a sign that indicates the turn. From there, you descend to and cross, the south fork of Campbell Creek. Soon you will reach another fork, where a sign indicates to turn left to continue towards the lakes. This section of the trail can be very swampy early in the year.
The next fork will take you right, along the middle fork of Campbell Creek and up into the valley between O’Malley and Wolverine peaks. This section often is deeply flooded in places during spring and early summer, but you can skirt around the flooded spots. Keep going, and soon you will be rewarded with a view of the lakes.
There are plenty of great spots to pitch a tent, and if you choose to camp you will not regret it!
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