Explore the most popular Cross Country Skiing trails in Chugach State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Hiked it today and was crunchy ice where mud puddles were but no snow yet. The best part is when we get to the top. Views are awesome.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice paved path with plenty of views of Turnagain Arm and the nearby mountains across Seward Highway. We walked right up on three juvenile black bears having a ball. They were ambling along, like going to school, and would every once in a wile would stop to play, often standing on their hind legs to wrestle. We made a lot of noise, and they eventually left the trail, but not before we got photos. Also some great flowers (almost gone for season), mountain scenes, educational panels,?and small waterfalls coming out of the mountains.

hiking
bugs
over grown
3 months ago

Great trail but overgrown in late summer. We only got about 2.5 miles in when we decided to turn back because of the overgrowth. We found the Summer Trail mentioned in previous reviews and that became impassable after a short distance. We'll put it on our list for June next year!

hiking
3 months ago

Very easy bike ride . Beautiful views

hiking
bugs
over grown
4 months ago

Very overgrown, bushy and buggy. No bear scat but definitely bear country. No good views . Will maybe do in winter but not summertime

hiking
muddy
over grown
rocky
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

the view is great

road biking
4 months ago

Did this trail June 2019. Amazing flowers, views, and shady spots. Blown away by the birds, butterflies, and bugs.

road biking
bugs
5 months ago

This trail has it all! Lush forests and amazing views. Big ups- so poles are a must. Dont miss the left hand path to continue up the summer trail for some amazing mountain vistas and inlet sights!

hiking
muddy
5 months ago

Gorgeous. Recommend ice cleats, would have had to go much slower without them, def mud trail. I only went in for an hourish. If you can take longer, do. Just got more lovely every step after hitting the “summer trail”

Fairly flat trail, more uphill on the Bird to Gird direction, so you are way speedier on the way back (Gird to Bird). Well maintained trail with gorgeous views. Absolutely fantastic bike ride.

hiking
snow
8 months ago

Great trail, definitely not an easy one. Especially in the winter. Bring poles and snowshoes if you plan on going all the way up. My phone tracked that I climbed 110 flights of stairs while on this trail. It’s a lot longer than listed.

hiking
9 months ago

Very wooded with a few views.

Nice jeep trail that eventually turns into a snowmobile track at about 2 miles. Easy trail, with a few steeper parts, but totally do-able.

hiking
Tue Jul 31 2018

This trails goes so much further that listed. The forest is so lush don't expect to get any good views until you get much higher

ok hike would have much preferred to continue but didn't have the time

agree with other reviewers, moderate difficulty at least.

walking
Thu Jul 19 2018

This trail is a large paved path about the width of one lane of a road that runs along the highway. I would consider this to be an easy trail. Good for kids biking. It is pretty exposed so wind can be a real problem (brrrr), but the exposure does provide some gorgeous views of the Cook Inlet! I wouldn’t call this a “hike”, more like a walk.

road biking
Wed Jul 11 2018

Enjoyable walking or biking, but can be very windy

hiking
Fri Jul 06 2018

Good trail.

walking
Tue Jun 12 2018

Not “easy”. Some steep inclines and it never ends. Very thick wooded trail made me very cautious. At the clearing before the trail head is a party/dump spot, lots of broken bottles, trash, needles. Do not let kids and dogs run around there

hiking
Sun Jun 10 2018

Not a beginner trail- was a lot of uphill hiking - It is hard to determine where the trail ends unless you have the app - we hiked 2 miles in and went to the left up the summer trail - there is a beautiful viewpoint there.

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