Pepper Peak Trail is a 7.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Chugiak, Alaska that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.
Took the Twin Peaks trail to the second bench. From there the trail starts up a steep section to a nice plateau where you are able to see Eklutna lake quite well if you want a easy stopping place for a snack. The trail to the peak starts up again from there at a easy incline but steadily gets steeper as you make it up the ridge. The summit is well worth it as you can see the backside of Pioneer Peak and the Mat-Su valley quite well. One of my favorites but it is a work out to get to the top, bring water since there really isn't any except the creek and well at the parking lot. But there is a small 'puddle' that's usually around all year about a quarter of a mile below the 2nd bench that will be good enough for your K9 if they came along.
Beautiful views and picture perfect.
The views are worth your steps. Will do it again.
It was amazing! However, the total one-way trail length is 4 miles. Also, I would say this trail is equally as difficult as Government Peak and deserves a Moderate to Moderately Difficult depending on which route you choose. Trail was marked well whether you choose the steep and short route by taking a right after the first bench or a right after the second. We went up the steep route and down the longer/gradual route.
Great hike. Beautiful views! You can see Denali, Bold Peak, Pioneer, Matanuska Peak, Lazy Mountain and tons more... and of course a stunning view of Twin Peaks