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McHugh Peak is a 5.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Anchorage, Alaska that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 5.4 mi Elevation gain 2,309 ft Route type Out & Back
Dog friendly Hiking Views Wild flowers Wildlife Muddy Rocky Snow
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A great ridge walk, but can get cold and windy. There is very limited parking at the trailhead.

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Kaleb Notte
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Chicho Ocariz
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Yen Nguyen
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Breanna A
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Hiking
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Darsha Squartsoff
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HikingBugsPrivate propertyRocky

Beautiful hike but I’d rate this more as difficult. It was straight up from the beginning, but beautiful view once you get to the top. Parking is extremely limited due to private property in the area. We had to park around 1/2 away from the trailhead

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Cody McIntyre
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Hiking

This is a great trail. Will come again. There are 5 designated parking spots so keep that in mind if you come here.

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Monette Schwoerer
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Hiking

Flurries near the peak tonight!

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Kate Rinnan
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Hiking

Muddy and slippery - incline is somewhat difficult especially after rainfall

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Dick Schultz
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Hiking

I'm out of shape, but it's steep man. Turned around halfway through, still got some really nice views at that point.

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Marie Meihls
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Hiking

Expect to park in the overflow area and walk .6 miles to the trailhead. Be careful on way down due to lose rock.

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Laura Orenga
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HikingNo shadeOver grownRocky

Pretty steep on your way up. Very slippery in the rain. Beautiful views and worth the climb. Wasn’t able to finish the last half mile due to sheep hanging out on the trail.

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Jacob Seo
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Awesome!!

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c. maeve Kendall
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We took an accidental detour at the end, but I still think trailhead to peak is over 3 miles. First part is pretty steep and tiring, but the ridge line is beautiful. Well worth it to keep going to the very top so you can see turnagain arm. Majority of the hike is on the ridge, so it is rocky/windy/no shade, but that also means no bugs and incredible views! A little over 2 hours to get to the peak from the honey bear lane trailhead.

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Jennifer Sakumoto
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One you get out of the brush, it’s much more visible. The trail itself is along the ridge and it’s not too bad. There aren’t many views till you get to the top of the peak, and that is what makes the entire trip worth it.

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Alanna Ziegler
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HikingNo shadeOver grownRocky

Very open and wide once you get out of the initial brush. Definitely steep from start to finish.

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Sean Luitjohan
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Charles Brasch
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HikingNo shade
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Jessica Conway
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HikingNo shade

Beautiful views at the top! No shade, so if it’s a warm sunny day with no wind you’ll probably be hot. Be sure to wear sunscreen or a hat. Very windy (and cold) when we went. Glad I brought an extra jacket, beanie, and gloves! Parking is terrible at the trailhead. There are 4 spots (maybe 5 if you all squeeze together), but there is overflow parking a ways down the road.

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David Dilley
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Kristina Woolston
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Hiking

Great trail-not too difficult.

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Rhianna Ripper
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HikingRockyScramble

Very slippery on way up and down with loose rocks, very steep and challenging.

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HikingOff trailRocky

Great trail. It’s listed as moderate, but for somebody who is a beginner or out of shape, it’s hard! A LOT of incline both ways. The views are worth the work and mosquitos were sparse.

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