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Beautiful hike.

backpacking
6 days ago

Well worth the effort. Camped at the top. Bring at least 3 liters of water if you're doing the whole trail, especially if the sun is out. There are many streams if you have a filter.

hiking
14 days ago

This hike is definitely a challenge. I am 22 years old and In pretty good shape. It is mostly up hill the whole entire way. Once you past the second bench it turns into a narrow trail, with grass as tall as you. Come to a corner the trail kinda ends and you can go up at your own risk. This part becomes very hard. It opens up and you can see twin peaks well, did not make it any further to see the lake from the very top. Would recommend hiking boots rather than running shoes. Also saw a black bear on the trail right after second bench on the way down. Bring bear spray lots of water, and pack light. Going down is also very tiring. Shin splints is a real thing !

These views are spectacular! There is nothing to compare the peace and beauty of this trip. You do have to cross a pretty crazy stream; so bring your water shoes. A group of my friends and I backpacked and had an amazing time!! Be prepared for anything. Our trip was about 22 miles because there had been a recent snow storm and we had to hike over the snow. Remember iodine tablets so you can refill your water! Worth every step!!!

We ended up just going up ship creek pass to ship lake to see the reveal. It was amazing. Saw a bunch of moose on our way back couple nice bulls. Moderate hike with a creek the whole way up.

Fun, challenging trail with beautiful views from the top

hiking
16 days ago

It’s steep alright, but the views are amazing. Worth repeating.

hiking
18 days ago

Great hike! Some sections of steep, loose rock but overall very satisfying. Gives a great view of Seward.

beautiful hike. it is very easy to miss where the trail veers to the right near the top. we ended up following some sheep trail which was extremely rough and had to backtrack to find trail to top. would be nice if marked. cannot describe how beautiful the views are on this hike. very long day for my group, 9-9 1/2 hours

Hiked for the firts time in August. amazing hike! It took me 7 hours RT. the final climb over the boulders was challenging but well worth the view once I got to the top. took dog and she made it all the way to the top. challenging for her at times as well.

this is one of my favorite early morning or after work hikes. there are 2 routes, straight up and down or the lazy moose switchback which is 1 mile longer each way.

This trail was a bit difficult but so worth the steps and struggles (carrying a toddler)! Ha-Ha!!!! I loved the overlook of the lake and our son really enjoyed the views too! I am so glad we finally got around to do this trail and did not stop at the second bench of the Twin Peaks trail.
I would say this is a "must-do" hike, at least once. ;-)

hiking
23 days ago

Hi guys!!! We did it with two my Siberian Huskies Woooooo

hiking
23 days ago

Took the shorter trail to the left on the way up, very slippery with mud and very steep. Amazing views at the top. Took the lazy moose trail on the way down and we were happy we did. Not steep or slippery at all, round trip with breaks took us 4.5 hours

I loved this hike. Only a small step and rocky portion at the top! Great views

There is no way to get to the trail, it’s all neighborhood watch signs and no parking anywhere. Waste of time

Jeep trail tough for an out shape gal but all the way to the end of skyline....soo worrrh the view

Gruelling hike up and down but well worth every bit of the effort. one of the most amazing and rewarding views in my 66 years on the planet

on Mount Marathon

27 days ago

Great hike, we saw a moose on the way to the top. Its not the easiest one but at the same time its great feeling go to the top of mountain and have an amazing view :)

27 days ago

One of the most beautiful hike in Kenai Pensilvania.

hiking
27 days ago

Gorgeous with the fall colors! A perfect hike if you want to be able to talk and hike. The trail is wide enough to walk side by side most of the way.

This was an absolutely perfect day for hiking this trail. Beautiful views, a few varying temperatures but hey that’s what you get in Alaska. One thing I wish I had known prior to arrival was that there is a $5 fee to park at the lodge area. This was my first time hiking the trail and had to make a decision at the fork in the trail as to go left or right. Decided to go right which took us up the path along the ski lift. That path is fairly vertical and will wear you out fast with the gain in elevation. Not for the novice hiker in my opinion or if you want a more leisure hike. Once to the top there were spectacular views of all the changing colors of the landscape below. It is solemnly quiet at the top. Started at 5 pm so the clouds began gently rolling in and gave an amazing show as they crept across the tops and through some of the saddles. Also we found the easier trail that has far less elevation gain up to the ridge-line-between the two peeks. After taking in the spectacular show of the sunlight through the clouds, we headed down the backside ridge-line and followed the spring track. The mountain spring was flowing gently and provided some great sounds. The sun was beginning to get pretty low and provided breathtaking scenery at a much more enjoyable descent. There were 6-7 people we crossed paths with on the hike. I would highly recommend this for someone likes evening hikes for how gorgeous the day was. If you plan on hiking this trail on a wet day make sure you have good shoes or boots. Well worth the work to get to the top.

Amazing views. Tough terrain with a few washouts and rerouting of path. Started in girdwood and finished in eagle river over 2 nights. No bears or moose seen. River crossing was knee height around 330pm.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

What a great trail! Moderately steep. It's a ridge hike so the views are amazing for the entire way. There are multiple false peaks and I considered turning back out of frustration a couple times but made it to the top. Definitely worth the hike!

Definitely a decent hike. A friend and I hiked about 5 miles in our first evening there and decided to set up camp at the bottom of the glacier after seeing a monster grizzly hanging around the hillside. I swear the second day it felt like we had hiked 20+ miles. Although it was a long second day, the weather, the views, the river crossings, were all an experience that was well worth the hike.

backpacking
1 month ago

Incredibly tough trail with incredibly beautiful and inspiring views. Lucky enough to have had beautiful weather. My friend made it all the way to the peak and said it was amazing up there. The last 100 to 150 yards or so were too steep and too sketchy for my comfort. Climbed up really high and took a little siesta on a flat over look right before the 45 degree climb to the peak started. This trail really challenged me and molded me as a person. I recommend it to all who want to push their limits. We sent the night out there, hiked in to the bowl area and made camp. It was amazing, by far the best trip of the summer for me.

Dang my feet hurt! And my knees! Good thing this was a pretty hike! Saw like 8 marmots!! And the icefield, which was pretty cool too. Sept 11, 2018. 7.5 hr RT.

It's a steep hike almost all the way up, great calf workout. Great views after 1 hour of hiking up at the first big hilltop and also at the top. Ran into a black bear on the way down in the trees. Bring bear spray. Also saw moose tracks. Others said they found blueberries to pick. Approximately 2.5 hours total or less (up and down) and 3.3 miles.

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