I suppose this trailhead doesn’t have much going for it. It’s tiny, poorly signed, and serves just one trail (it’s the northern terminus of the Turnagain Arm Trail). But the 1.9-mile stretch of trail from Windy Corner (often called just Windy) to Rainbow is my favorite stretch of the Turnagain Arm Trail. Catch this little patch of land in the right season and it’s a great chance to see sheep, mountain goats and wildflowers… and as a bonus, it’s relatively uncrowded (by Turnagain Arm standards, anyway).
- GPS Coordinates: Coming soon!
- Fee: None
- Trails: Just the Turnagain Arm Trail (this is the northern terminus; trailheads to the south are, in order, Rainbow, McHugh Creek and Potter.)
- Driving Directions: From Anchorage, take the Seward Highway south and look for the tiny Windy Corner pullout on your left at about mile marker 106. It’s not very well marked, and much easier to spot when you’re coming toward town.
Pictured: Overlooking the Seward Highway from the Turnagain Arm Trail, close to Windy Corner.