Matanuska Peak Trail

HARD 5 reviews

Matanuska Peak Trail is a 11 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Butte, Alaska that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until September.

DISTANCE
11.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
6161 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wildlife

snow

hiking
20 hours ago

hiking
9 days ago

This hike will whoop you if you're unfit and unprepared. Full day hike if slow pace. Keep an eye out for critters on the trail. They're very trusting up there. Bear bells are advised. If you bring a dog(s)... PUT BOOTIES ON THEM PLEASE! Last year I saw a dog bleed near to death because closer to the top the rocks are insanely sharp. Very strenuous climb.

geocaching
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

Love this hike, I've hike it twice once in late summer and once in the winter. Trail markers aren't always visible in the winter so make sure you know your way and start early so you have plenty of daylight. The views are excellent!

hiking
Tuesday, September 02, 2014