Bodenburg Butte

EASY 86 reviews

Bodenburg Butte is a 0.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Palmer, Alaska and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
0.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
666 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

trail running

1 minute ago

I love the trail. Too many dogs and several not on a leash. This could injure someone trying to climb the stairs. Lots of dog poop on the trail.

hiking
1 day ago

505 stairs makes this trail more moderate for those not used to hiking. The West trail, is easier but less opportunity for scenic views. Not a lot of parking available and fee payment and towing is enforced.

3 days ago

I love this hike! I will be honest, I'm not in the best shape I've ever been in but if you plan on hiking up the Butte with a pretoddler in your hiking packs, it will be a very hard but rewarding trek to the top! If you have a toddler perfectly capable of walking for distances before getting tired, this is a great workout for them! The view, in all angles, is just breathtaking. Like a few other comments say, crowds kind of kill the "be one with nature" mood but it's always a great hike!

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15 days ago

Some steep spots but worth the climb.

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25 days ago

Fun to do with the kids! Great place to take a picnic!

hiking
28 days ago

Agree with others about family fun but try the easier side - we are from Texas; it was our first hike in Alaska ( moved here 7 days ago ). Looking forward to coming back ( we took 2 12yr, 1 10yr, husband, sister, and 3 yr old along - all were happy ) a little dusty, bring hand wipes

hiking
28 days ago

Great hike, but if you start on this side of the Butte, it is shorter but a lot harder, very steep and very dusty. If your carrying or walking with your kids, you are going to have a rough hike. However, if you start on the other side of the Butte, E Motherheads Ln (West Butte Trail) it is a little longer but much easier. It is more family friendly on the West Butte Trail side. The views from each side are amazing. It was a bit windy but it kept the temp low so it felt great! This start point is right next to the reindeer farm to take the family too after a nice hike.

29 days ago

it was fun. beautiful view

1 month ago

There are two sides to this Butte, one is really easy and anyone could do it and the other is more intense. It has amazing views and if you'd like more of a challenge, go around the other side.

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1 month ago

Fun hike with great views.