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Berry Picking Around Valdez

Discover Nature's Bounty

Where's the best place to go foraging for wild berries around Valdez? Don't ask us. The locals keep the location of their favorite berry patches a secret. But we'll give you a hint: try exploring just off of the road in Thompson Pass or along our many hiking trails, and you might just discover your own secret berry patch.

Berry Safety

Please be safe when berry picking. Poisonous berries like Red Baneberry exist in Prince William Sound and the Copper River Valley. 

an information sign about poisonous baneberry

Information panel about poisonous Red Baneberry at the Apsen Interpretive Trail in Glennallen, Alaska.

 


Berry Picking


Salmonberries

Rubus spectabilis Photo by Kaden Addler


Berry Picking


Berry Picking in Thompson Pass

Family berry picking is a local tradition Photo by DB Palmer


Berry Picking


Royal Salmonberry

Photo by Gary Minish


Berry Picking


Low Profile Blueberry

Photo by Gary Minish


Berry Picking


"Help Yourself"

Photo by Gary Minish

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