Explore the most popular kid friendly 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.

2 days ago

Easy and beautiful views! Totally worth it!

A little sloppy in some spots and slick in others. Poles and traction helped. Went down the back side as we were concerned about slipping going back down the front side. Snow is deep on the backside but manageable. Overall a good hike.

a bit of snow and ice still on the trail, but not bad. great trail system in the area for camping, hiking and biking

avoid the steep side when it's raining, mud city. lots of slipping

8 days ago

Gets a bit steep at the end which can be difficult without good traction as there is still deep snow in some areas. Take the back side down the mountain (winds down towards the left side) if you’re worried about sliding down the front!

Good trail. Muddy with a bit of snow. Need to cross water towards the end, but nothing major. Highlight was coming within 30 feet of a moose on the way back, who, fortunately, didn’t seem to mind our music.

9 days ago

The steep trail still has areas on it this time of year where you will have to hike through snow and wet mud. Hiking poles are extremely helpful.

10 days ago

This is a very steep hike with very rewarding views. It’ll give your knees a challenge on the way down. Very challenging, but a great workout.

11 days ago

Nice, short trail. Great for children! Still a little muddy but nothing terrible

1st trek of 2018. Nice trail, still a bit muddy and icy in places as expected.

14 days ago

Beautiful trail and surroundings, but definitely not easy. The snow makes the trail difficult to navigate, lots of slipping and sliding around. The last couple hundred yards were covered in boulders that we had to climb across. I’m sure this one is easier in summer. I’d do again because it was so beautiful!

16 days ago

Great trail with beautiful views! Reasonable incline gets your heart rate going but it’s nothing too challenging. The “moderate” difficulty rating is accurate. The trail is well kept, and we ran into a lot of people (and their lovely dogs!) today. Still a bit of snow near the top, but nothing you would sink in to. Overall, a splendid hike!

Great trail, still lots of snow on the top. Heck of a workout

Great view of lake. Upper 1/4 of trail still covered in snow, but manageable. Good cardio challenge.

nice, short trail. very little mud.

28 days ago

well maintained trail that is wide and gradually inclines from the trees to an amazing view of the lake.

this trail is heavily used; two sides: hard/ steep or a moderate incline.
muddy in early spring!
bring a light jacket for the windy condition at the top.

29 days ago

Great easy trail to wander with our toddler. Very muddy right now, but it’s fine with wellie boots.

1 month ago

Took the backside trail up to the top, that side is in much better condition right now. Took the frontside trail still has snow mixed with lots of mud, definitely need yaktraks/crampons. As luck would have it, there’s a stray pair on the top somewhere, lost mine on the way down! Poles were also helpful.

i love this glacier super easy and doable for any person.. trail is pretty visible you just have to go over two hills and boom you are there.

Great easy hike, fun and enjoyable. Ice cave are beautiful, make sure before you go out you check the avalanche risk for the time.

1 month ago

New to the area and hiking. Was a great first trip for the wife, dog, and I. Took about 2 hrs with stops for some gorgeous pictures. This time of year would recommend spikes for grip. Other than that, it was perfect.

Good hike but not sure where ice caves were. Climbed big boulders then came back. Later found out ice caves were further past boulders on right. Need to go back now.

Lots of fun and beautiful scenery! Cleats necessary this time of the year.

4 months ago

This was an easy family friendly hike with lots of beauty during the winter months!! Did this on 12/29/17.

4 months ago


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

5 months ago

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!!!

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