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Beyond the foothills at Anchorage's edge lies the third largest state park in America - a half-million acres of some of the most accessible hiking, skiing, camping, wildlife viewing, snowmachining, rafting, and climbing in Alaska. Those of us lucky enough to live here feel the influence of Chugach State Park almost daily.

22 hours ago

Hiked this trail 9/20/17, beautiful fall day with the colors on display. Easy elevation change with some short moderate climbs. Beautiful lake at the end with plenty of room to spread out around. Had the trail going out and the lake to myself, only saw people coming up the trail as I was leaving. Awesome hike close to town!

After hiking through Alaska for 8 years, this is my favorite!

Always love trail. Definitely one of my favorites. Really good for solo hiking. There are usually a lot of people.

I did this for the first time yesterday! Not very challenging, but it was gorgeous and a ton of fun! I would definitely do it again!

After spending a year and a half hiking AK this was the most beautiful hike I've found.

This is a quick hike to the edge of Byron Glacier. Great views!! We had good weather. Probably not a great hike in inclement weather. Rocky towards the end so good shoes are a must. Suitable for just about every skill level.

Beautiful day and beautiful hike!!!! Loved this trail! Not use to hiking an easy trail with magnificent views and zero elevation. Fall colors a plus!!

5 days ago

While hiking we quickly noticed 5 sheep near the peak. We moved carefully up, as I had my dog with me and didn't want to spook them. We got about 10 or so yards away from them before they started moving, and it was almost like they were taking us to the best spots for views.
We ended up finding a lost dog (not the one that was posted at the beginning) and turned back to meet the owner before we reached the true Peak. But what a hike! Great day for it to. Would definitely go back!

Awesome day hike......it took me and my buddy about 5 hrs to do the 9 mile (with rest stops for lunch). As we were about 200 meters from the summit we saw below us (very close on a ledge) 4 beautiful Dahl Sheep.

I recommend water (about 48 ounces to 60 ounces pending weather), bear spray and pistol (just in case) we saw bear scat (poop) and some sturdy boots or thick soled trail shoes. However, it is my toughest but the most rewarding hike I have done so far while living in Alaska.

12 days ago