The tram operator said the tram is just over 2000 feet, so that is the elevation of the hike, which is a pretty good climb. The trail starts out as a gravel road, then higher up narrows to a single track trail. It is steep in a few areas, but it is easy hiking--in other words, not scrambling or climbing over rocks. I'm going to put this hike on my "keeper" list as the views from the top are gorgeous!
|A chain embedded in the rock in one section of the trail up Alyeska
|View of Alyeska Resort from about halfway up the mountain
|The tram runs every 15 minutes, shuttling bikers, hikers, sightseers and diners
|The tram building near the top of the mountain
|View of Turnagain Arm from the restaurant/tram area (which isn't quite at the top of the mountain)
|View of the trail winding up the mountain
|A couple parasailers who took of from near the top of the mountain