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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.

great hike , a lot snow , some parts icy but I general great hike and the view amazing!!

Trail was iced over. Made for a slippery walk. Should have brought my micro spikes

Nice short hike. Had to climb over a lot of boulders for the last 500 yards or so to get to the bottom of the glacier, but the ice caves were amazing!!!

It’s a nice trail..tons of berries and gorgeous landscape

13 days ago

Busy winter trail with many fat tire bikers. First few miles are easy, but the last mile to Near Point Peak is hard. Overall great hike, great views, and great workout.

Awesome!! Ice caves were beautiful !!!!! Take head lamps to really explore the caves!! Going back!!

18 days ago

Great Hike with great views of Denali on a clear day, the top had a little rock scrambling. Some young GIs had climbed the same day to change out the american flag.

Visited Pepper Peak yesterday, Nov 26. Climbed to about 4000 feet and decided to turn back as it was pretty steep and I was out alone. Nonetheless it was a great hike. Used micro spikes until the park bench at 2 miles, then put on my new crampons I bough the day before. Ive never owned a pair, but I wish I had sooner. They were needed for most of the ascent. About halfway up the ridge, the trail becomes exposed in certain areas. Probably won’t be long before it’s completely covered. Will be returning in the spring for sure.

21 days ago

nice steady climb. scenic views overlooking anchorage and fire Island. watch for loose rocks towards the end.

Beautiful scenery. What a quick easy hike to do when you are in the area. We were able to walk right up to the glacier since everything was frozen.

Hiked this trail in June of 2015, not too difficult but pretty steep as you near the top, and looser rocks too. It was a nice hike and offered a good view of Anchorage.

27 days ago

Perfect time of year to explore the ice caves. The river is mostly frozen and the caves appear stable as evidenced by lack of ice fall. Recommend quality ice grippers and poles. The valley is in shade all day and it can be windy. The Begich-Boggs visitor center is closed for the season.

Did this 11/15/17 and it was gorgeous... Lots of snow and breathtaking views. Spikes or yaks needed..

Beautiful in winter. good for hiking or fat biking. gentle rolling hills.

Can bike to the end of the Wolverine trail cut off from Prospect parking lot.

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