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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.

10 days ago

Good hike, the trail to the base of the mtn is groomed. Ski's would have been a lot of fun and super easy coming down.

It's a good workout. A bit too many people around for my tastes and very few trees but the views from the top are great.

16 days ago

Really enjoyed how peaceful this hike is. Its a quiet peak compared to the busy Mt. Rendezous trail if you take the right at the saddle. Its a nice place to get a good view of the South Fork valley or Anchorage.

25 days ago

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29 days ago

Popular trail since its right in Eagle River, a lot of activities are done from this mountain, a lot of times during sunny days in the summer you will have paragliders flying around which make it a neat experience. Be careful when the ground is wet, this climb is especially slippery once you begin the steep section near the top half.

29 days ago

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.

Awesome hike. We did it in October during the first major snow of the season. Got to the ice caves, we were the only ones on the trail that day. Great easy day hike to get up and close with a glacier

Very nice trail even in the winter. It is flat, winding, and offers beautiful views of wooded area, river and mountains.