Looking for a great trail in Chugach State Park, Alaska? AllTrails has 43 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 25 moderate trails in Chugach State Park ranging from 1.6 to 18.4 miles and from 39 to 5,406 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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snowshoeing

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.

hiking
rocky
snow
2 days ago

Kinda scary in winter but super cool. Felt like the Himalayas somehow. Pretty windy but the snow wasn’t too bad as long as you stayed on the trail.

hiking
rocky
scramble
snow
3 days ago

hiking
closed
snow
5 days ago

hiking
snow
7 days ago

was snowing and there was lots of snow blown over the trail. was with 2 other friends and we decided to just do the area going out to the dilapidated ranch cabins and the point instead of going to the peak this day. not the normal view because of the snow and clouds, but still a nice easily accessible hike for locals and others who are visiting the area.

mid march hike. Crampons and trekking poles are a must the last half mile to the top this time of year. trail turns pretty slick on top and the wind just beats on you. Not many people the day I went past the Wolverine peak trail head split.

hiking
16 days ago

Obviously a super-short trail, but great big views down toward Anchorage and Cook Inlet. Nice place for a sunset. Not handicap accessible.

hiking
16 days ago

Went last week and it was a beautiful day! The trail was pretty easy to navigate. Made it round trip in about 2 hours with stops. I parked in the Portage Glacier parking lot and walked to the trail head. Beautiful views!

hiking
17 days ago

Epic day on the trail. Bluebird skies, no wind, great trail conditions. Needed spikes and sticks. The last 2 1/2 miles to the top are pretty tough but totally doable and worth it.

hiking
rocky
snow
20 days ago

Pretty steep, challenging mountain with a big payoff.

This was a beautiful hike to do on a sunny winter day. We parked at the Prospect Heights Trailhead and walked on Powerline Pass and did the South Fork Loop. There were some rolling hills, but the incline was gentle to moderate the entire time. We were rewarded with panoramic views of Anchorage as we walked back down. This is a great hike to take visiting family on. Ice spikes were nice to have, but I think microspikes would have been sufficient as well. The description says 3.8 miles, but we only did 2.5 miles.

hiking
snow
22 days ago

hiking
snow
25 days ago

hiking
snow
27 days 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
28 days ago

One of the best views I saw in Alaska, you lose the trail for short bits due to all the snow but really cool hike

Went twice in one week it was that amazing! very fun trail for the family and pets. The glacier is amazing mixture of white and blues and the tunnel had many separate tunnels if you look hard enough! it was a very amazing adventure and a must see before its gone! I only did this hike in the winter time and can tell you when you reach the top you can see the whole mountain range and even the whitter tunnel

great hike, some rock climbing last 200 feet or so, worth it.

hiking
rocky
scramble
1 month ago

hiking
rocky
1 month ago

If you’re willing to brave the constant incline, then this is an amazing trail. Very clear path and the view at the top (once you finally get there) is amazing. Bring bear spray!

Spectacular views!

hiking
private property
1 month ago

Was not able to find any trail heading to the falls. Used map to follow where the trail “should be” but turned around about a 1/5 of the way to the top.

hiking
rocky
snow
1 month ago

Despite it being warm for the last couple days, the snow pack was pretty solid. There were a couple places above 3000' where I was postholing a couple feet. The trail is defined all the way to the top. It did get surprisingly windy up there--probably 30+ mph gusts. I did it in a little under 3 hours (probably a fast pace for most).

Wow! A little strenuous, but worth the view!!

1/26/19 very nice stroll and an easy path until you get past the avalanche awareness and pit sign, and then it's just less packed down and post holey due to the warm weather. I still haven't been up to the glacier cave, I'll go back in the summer. A lot of avalanches scour the trail in the back right now.

hiking
1 month ago

I recommend this trail during the summer. We went in late January, and the trail had footholes everywhere, making it hard to find good footing. At a certain point, id say halfway through, we had to turn around because there had been a snow avalanche and signs posted that it was dangerous to go further. As it got darker, couldn't see the holes in the ground and continued to slip, especially when it began to rain. Road was blocked off about a mile out. It was beautiful though, and you're really close to the mountains, will be trying this trail again in summer.

Trail fades / not packed / not visible at about mile 2.4.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice easy winter hike with a lot of animal tracks. We saw fox, lynx, and rabbit tracks and 6 moose.

on Flattop Mountain Trail

2 months ago

My favorite and almost private trail to enjoy cross country skiing

I do not recommand during winter. Especially on rainny days like today.The trail was not groomed and we couldn’t find our way. We turned back because of the rain, and to difficult to find through the snow. Maybe easierif you have snowshoes! The road stopped before the entrance of the trail.

Great trail for those who are fit and prepared. Take lots of water or purification and bear protection. It’s a 6 hr run or a two day hike with lite pack and provisions for extreme weather changes.

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