don't go in the winter it sucks....everything is groomed for skiing

Hiked 1/21. Lots of snow, trail splits off at one point where you follow the main trail or just a track of footsteps, but both will get you there. A lot of post holing. Easier if you’ve been to the lakes and know where they are.

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.

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.

7 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 :)
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This trail is moderate. The payout at the end is spectacular while the power line pass portion is just a means to get you to the hidden lakes trailhead. Muddy in a lot of spots today and a lot of snow still on the ground further back on the trail. Some spots of snow were knee deep if falling through. The lake is still almost completely frozen. Saw mountain goats and arctic ground squirrels and the views were amazing!

This hike was amazing very beautiful and a great workout!! It wasn't at all hard and I'm not in good shape either, it was doable. I loved it .

hiking
10 months ago

We went early April and most of the early trail was pretty easy with packed down snow or mud with a few icy patches. The path gets more narrow and steep towards the last 1/4 mile of the trail. That combined with several icy patches makes the top part of the trail very difficult. I believe we were the first hikers this season to go all the way to the top at this point of the year as there were no other footprints to follow. The snow at the top was not packed down and snowshoes are not required but would definitely help. That being said, the summit was not clearly marked. Keep going up until you are above the tree line and go slightly past the trail and you will know it when you see it. Round trip, this trail took us about 60 minutes of leisurely hiking and we stopped at the top to watch the sunset for about 15-20 minutes. Would highly recommend this trail, especially during summer months.

went today for my first winter hiking trek and this hike did not disappoint! there was some deep snow in parts and it was pretty steep near the top but totally worth it. you can't beat clear blue skies and snowy mountain views.

hiking
Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Not a good view of the gorge. Simple hike if you aren't looking for a view.

hiking
Wednesday, October 19, 2016

The power-line pass is an easy trail. But the 2 miles to hidden lake are not easy at all if you are out of shape. Took me 3.5 hours to make it to the lake. It's worth every step and plenty of areas to rest with great scenery.

walking
Sunday, October 16, 2016

A nice trail if you want to go for a walk and get out of the city while still being in the city.

hiking
Thursday, September 08, 2016

Pleasant easy-to-moderate hike in Far North Bicentennial Park. Moose along the trail. Nice view of Anchorage below. Lots of bear scat; no bears seen along our path.

Friday, September 02, 2016

Great view of the city. Saw a moose pop out of the bushes

Friday, August 05, 2016

Great walk when we went. Closed now because of wild fire

hiking
Wednesday, July 20, 2016

It's a fun hike. Powerline pass always has gorgeous scenery. The hike is pretty easy, mostly level until the very end. Not one of my favorites in the Anchorage bowl, but it's a good short hike. Usually takes me about 3 hours to complete the whole thing from the parking lot to the lake and back. The terrain is just a rocky/dirt path, fairly easy to navigate.

hiking
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

The last trail marker is not labeled correctly, if you want to go to the peak and see some nice panoramic views of the ocean take the left trail! That's about a 2 mile hike I would say moderate, there are done strap parts.

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