Matanuska Peak Trail

HARD 8 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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

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

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wildlife

snow

hiking
1 month ago

The trail begins with a steep incline before leveling out for a bit as you hike through the valley leading up to the peak. Views are incredible in every direction, and wild blueberries grow everywhere during the summer. Trail is well marked for the majority of the hike, but markers tend to be difficult to spot for the last 1000'. Be prepared for an aggressive elevation gain with lots of scrambling as you approach the top. Views are breathtaking from the summit. This was my first attempt at something like this, so it took me about 9-10 hours to complete the trail. Would not recommend to anyone who considers themselves unfit. Very strenuous climb, but well worth every step.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful scenery ❤️

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
4 months 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
5 months ago

hiking
6 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