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#1 of 9 state parks in Alaska

Best trails in Chugach State Park

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Looking for a great trail in Chugach State Park, Alaska? AllTrails has 49 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 27 moderate trails in Chugach State Park ranging from 1.6 to 18.4 miles and from 39 to 5,416 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

This beautiful park is a short drive from Anchorage, making for a great day trip. The park is the third largest state park in the United States, providing hundreds of thousands of acres for outdoor recreation. There are miles of trails for hiking, skiing, camping, and rock climbing. This is a must see if you're in the area.

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Map of trails in Chugach State Park
Park information
Acreage:
495000 acres
Contact
907-345-5014
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Top trails (49)
#1 - Flattop Mountain Trail
Chugach State Park
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Length: 3.3 mi • Est. 2 h 18 m
This is an awesome hike in Anchorage with incredible views the whole way up! Note: Near the summit is a rock climb and with the snow it can be very tricky and dangerous. If you have young kids wait uShow more
#2 - Mount Baldy Trail
Chugach State Park
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Length: 4.6 mi • Est. 2 h 52 m
Once above the plant growth, it starts to climb moderately through somewhat rocky terrain. From the top, one can see a good view of Eagle River Valley and the surrounding mountains.Show more
#3 - Twin Peaks Trail
Chugach State Park
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Length: 8.3 mi • Est. 6 h 19 m
The Twin Peaks trailhead can be reached by walking away from Eklutna Lake and crossing Thachkatnu Creek and heading up the mountain. The trail winds up the East Twin Peak at a fairly steep elevation fShow more
#4 - Rabbit Lake Trail
Chugach State Park
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Length: 8.7 mi • Est. 4 h 29 m
The route to Rabbit Lake is a long, moderate climb up an old road bed that eventually turns to singletrack. Your reward for the long climb is that the trail ends at a gorgeous alpine lake. The area isShow more
#5 - Byron Glacier Trail
Chugach State Park
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Length: 3.2 mi • Est. 1 h 49 m
Trail offers an easy walk for all ages. It allows a close-up view of a glacier with rugged, mountains in all directions. A good family outing with a variety of things to do for the whole family. UserShow more
#6 - Wolverine Peak Trail
Chugach State Park
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Length: 8.5 mi • Est. 5 h 52 m
Wolverine Peak Trail is a 8.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Anchorage, Alaska that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily usedShow more
#7 - Crow Pass, Crystal Lake and Barnes Mountain Trail
Chugach State Park
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Length: 6.2 mi • Est. 3 h 49 m
Crow Pass, Crystal Lake and Barnes Mountain Trail is a 6.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Girdwood, Alaska that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primShow more
#8 - Bird Ridge Trail
Chugach State Park
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Length: 4.6 mi • Est. 4 h 2 m
Bird Ridge Trail is a 4.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Indian, Alaska that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking Show more
#9 - O'Malley Peak Trail
Chugach State Park
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Length: 7.7 mi • Est. 5 h 20 m
O'Malley Peak Trail is a 7.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Anchorage, Alaska that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running,Show more
#10 - Hidden Lake via Powerline Pass Trail
Chugach State Park
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Length: 9.4 mi • Est. 5 h 10 m
The Powerline Pass Trail portion of this route is fairly moderate, but the 2 miles to Hidden Lake are more difficult. There is great scenery at the lake with plenty of places to stop and rest along thShow more
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