1 month ago

Amazing fall colors. Great hike. Lots of blueberries!!

My wife and I hiked this trail on Sept. 8. First time for us. We found the scenery just absolutely beautiful in the fall colors. The lake itself was quite a reward in itself. Over all the hike was easy early on and moderate at the end with increased grades with the trails having more rocks. We did see 15 Dall Sheep.

3 months ago

There's just a milieu of trails back here, do know where your going. I saw lots bear poop! Nice maintained trail.

Easy to moderate difficulty due to distance. The hike took about 3.5 to four hours. Beautiful views of the Anchorage bowl and Chugach Mountains. All ages and abilities can participate. You can bike along the power line trail and lock your bike to a bike rack right before the bridge where the Hidden lake trail splits from the power line trail. We saw several moose along the way which like to graze along either side of the power line trail.

5 months ago

We did this from the Bear Ridge trailhead. The first 0.9 miles are really steep, but then the trail follows the ridgeline mostly and becomes less strenuous, though still with a decent bit of up and down. Trail becomes hard to follow toward the south end of the Ridge, but you can see the rocky summit the entire way, so not difficult to strike out across the tundra if you lose it. The rocks at the peak may be too sketchy for those with a height aversion to climb, but it's not technical climbing at all. The view of Turnagain Arm and the Suicide Peaks is worth it!!! It's close to 6 miles round trip using the northern approach, which took three middle aged ladies in good shape 2.5 hours, not counting pictures at the top.

WARNING. The steep part around mile 6.5, O'Malley Peak is not "Moderate". There is no trail, lots of loose rock and potential for injury. The views are worth it, just be careful; fore warned is four armed :)
Ca$h me owsi, how bow dat?

6 months ago