McHugh Peak Trail

MODERATE 17 reviews

McHugh Peak Trail is a 1.9 mile 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, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from June until August.

1.9 miles
659 feet
Out & Back



nature trips




wild flowers

1 month 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.

2 months ago

8 months ago

9 months ago

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

11 months ago

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.

Monday, May 16, 2016

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Monday, September 21, 2015

Friday, June 19, 2015

Okay so the way me and my friend got up was a much more intense and much quicker way up but the view from the top is incredible. It doesn't matter how you get there just as long as you get to the top to see the amazing view of Anchorage and the mountains across the water. I highly recommend taking this hike

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Monday, November 11, 2013

The minute you start hiking it's amazing. there are two bridges to walk over that aren't high at all. the path can be a bit scary. kinda steep (have good boots). the view is amazing!!!!!