Best Trails in Chugach National Forest

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on Thunderbird Falls Trail
6 days ago

Easy access, well maintained.

on Winner Creek Trail
10 days ago

hiking

Great trail, very easy, no real big hills. Great for all ages. The trail starts behind Alyeska Resort right near the tram / ski lift. My wife and I checked in at the concierge desk and got a map and they informed us of a few closed trails so just fyi. There's a boardwalk for maybe .50 mile and the rest of the trail is very well maintained. The hand tram is about 2.5 miles from the start point. If your doing it by yourself, your going to get a workout. Lucky today there was 2 big groups on either end helping everyone across. 5 miles total. Definitely one of my favorite trails

on Slaughter Gulch (First Ou...
10 days ago

hiking

Great trail with great views. I would rate the first part of the hike to the memorial as moderate. The second part to the top as moderate to difficult.

on Thunderbird Falls Trail
13 days ago

hiking

went during winter was great fun. summer it's full of Devils club so be mindful of your step and pets.

on Winner Creek Trail
16 days ago

hiking

great hike, the day was rainy so some of the trail was slippery. Beautiful

on Portage Pass Trail
20 days ago

hiking

Well worth the $13 tunnel fee. Mid way through, you will be rewarded with a spectacular view.

on Gull Rock Trail
22 days ago

hiking

One more correction.....the correct map for this trail is with the Bull Rock listing?!

on Gull Rock Trail
22 days ago

hiking

Nice hike, but my prior review needs correction.....the hike from new trailhead parking (before campground) is 11.7 miles round trip, and takes about 5 hours.

on Gull Rock Trail
22 days ago

hiking

The trailhead parking for this hike has been moved outside the campground which has added distance, elevation, and time to the hike. Gull Rock hike is now 13.5 miles and takes about five and a half hours (round trip).

on Portage Pass Trail
23 days ago

hiking

A very nice hike, with loads of berries. Lots of people on a weekend, bet it would be a lot quieter on a weekday.

on Thunderbird Falls Trail
25 days ago

hiking

Good hike to take kiddo's on, waterfall was amazing.

on Slaughter Gulch (First Ou...
25 days ago

hiking

57 year long Alaskan, and finally got to hike this trail. Very good, but would consider moderate to difficult. The first summit is nice but there is a second and 3rd summit that will take you south west along the ridge top. Several very steep places along the way to the 2nd summit. Beautiful views. Be careful on the way down. Don't recommend hiking in tennis shoes on this trail, although I saw several people in them.

on Thunderbird Falls Trail
26 days ago

hiking

Nice trail; the first 1/4 mile or so is along the back of a neighborhood but after that it's really beautiful. The hike itself is perfect for family's with kids.

on Jewel Mountain
26 days ago

hiking

Good trail, varied terrain with a bit of shale and rock slides over the trail overall it was a beautiful hike. It took us about 1.5 hours to get to the falls.

on Williwaw Lakes Trail
26 days ago

Fun and steady going hike

on Portage Pass Trail
27 days ago

on Lost Lake via Primrose Tr...
28 days ago

trail running

Probaly the best hike I've ever been on. This trail is actually a loop, so I suggest starting at the lost lake trailhead and ending at the Primrose campground. We camped over night and it was spectacular. We had great weather and the views were to die for. If you do the loop it's 16 miles. Its not very steep which makes it a nice easy hike.