Information About

Dock Point Trail

Quick Facts

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Location

61 ° 7' 41.16" N,
146 ° 20' 12.12" W

Region

Prince William Sound

Nearest City

Valdez

Parent

Valdez

Length

0.75 mi (1.21 km)

Elevation

High: 90 ft (27.43 m)
Low: 10 ft (3.05 m)
10 ft (3.05 m)

Elevation
Gain/Loss

Gain: 171 ft (52.12 m)
Loss: 171 ft (52.12 m)

Grade

Average: 12°
Max: 26°

Technical Rating

Class 1

Uses

Walking, Walking About

Wildlife

Plants

Early Blueberry,

Dock Point Trail in Detail.

Getting There

Once in Valdez, go down Meals Ave towards the small boat harbor. Turn on to Kobuk Drive, once rounding the corner before going around the boat harbor, turn left in to the parking lot with covered picnic tables. Park in the parking lot there. Walk down the road past the gate and take the first right up a well maintained gravel trails.

About

Dock Point Trail is a very mild trail in Valdez. It's good for small children, or evening walks after dinner. The main trail is well maintained. Towards the end of the trail there are a couple wooden platforms with railing to lookout from above the cliffs of Dock Point. The trail can be done in 30-45 minutes at a leisurely pace.

The trail provides decent views and can be a good place to watch sunsets on a clear evening. Eagles and the occasional great horned owls can sometimes be observed from the trail as well as seals and sea otters can some times be seen in water below.

Don't venture too far down the point off the trail as it is private property.

Dock Point Trail Gallery

Pictures of, from, or near Dock Point Trail.

Places Near Dock Point Trail
Bars:

Sawmill Spit,

Basins:

Uno Basin, Washbowl Basin,

Bays:

Port Valdez,

Capes:

Jackson Point,

Cities:

Valdez,

Crags:

Valdez Glacier Campground Wall, Lookout Rock, Panorama Point,

Dams:

Solomon Gulch Dam A, Solomon Gulch Dam B, Solomon Lake Dam,

Flats:

Duck Flats,

Glaciers:

G-g-g-g-g Glacier, Johnson Glacier, Mineral Creek Glacier, Valdez Glacier,

Routes:

Wowie Zowie,

Islands:

Ammunition Island, Mineral Creek Islands,

Lakes:

Allison Lake, Robe Lake, Silver Lake, Solomon Gulch Lake, Solomon Lake, Valdez Glacier Lake,

Locales:

Airport Chute, Area 51, Cabell Chute, Chuck Chute, Chuck Junior, Delta Chute, Grant Chute, Jago Chute, Lookout Bowl, Lucky 13, Runner's Delight, Sentinel, Sheepshead Chute, Tombstone Wall,

Mountains:

Mount Francis, Mount Kate, Mount Logan, Mount Hogan, Mummy Mountain, Mount Schrader, Mount Shouplina, Sugarloaf Mountain, Valdez Summit, West Peak,

Peaks:

Benzene, Bob's Knob, Comstock, Embick, High Back, Snow Dome, Titan Chair,

Rivers:

Lowe River, Robe River,

Routes:

Lazy Days, No Floss Necessary, Route number 1, Route number 3, Trim the Bush, Wet Finish,

Routes:

Dragon's Teeth, Route number 2,

Streams:

Abercrombie Creek, Allison Creek, Brevier Creek, Camicia Creek, Canyon Slough, Corbin Creek, Crooked Creek, Dayville Creek, East Fork Mineral Creek, Glacier Creek, Gold Creek, Horsetail Creek, Mineral Creek, Salmon Creek, Sawmill Creek, Slater Creek, Valdez Glacier Stream, Wood Creek,

Routes:

Area 51 Access Trail, Dayville Power Line Trail, Dock Point Trail, Mount Francis Winter Trail, High School Hill, High School Hill to Summit Trail, High School Hill Water Tower Trail, Hogsback Trail, Homestead Trail, John Hunter Memorial Trail, Levee to Valdez Glacier Trail, Lost Toque Trail, Mineral Creek East Trail, Mineral Creek Stamp Mill Trail, Mineral Creek West Trail, Northern Robe Lake Trail, River Drive Trail, Robe River Hogsback Access Trail, Shoup Bay Trail, Solomon Gulch Valdez Overlook Spur, Southern Robe Lake Trail, Valdez Bike Path, Valdez Overlook Trail,

Valleys:

Abercrombie Gulch, Solomon Gulch, Sulphide Gulch,

Cities:

Old Valdez,