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Wolverine Peak Trail is a 8.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Anchorage, Alaska that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, nature trips, and downhill skiing and is best used from June until August. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 8.5 mi Elevation gain 3,622 ft Route type Out & Back
Dogs on leash Hiking Nature trips Skiing Running Forest Views Wildlife Rocky Snow
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Halley Strobe
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Slimane Benarroudj
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The trail it seemed a way longer than what it is . The first half is perfect It can be a good place for joggers as well. The send half it is really steep, you need really to take your time Today is very beautiful it can’t be greater than that, however we haven’t encountered any of wildlife animals It took us a bout 6 hours a round back . We are not a hikers at all , so anyone can make it. Have a good shoes, and sticks

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Dong Wang
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Joshua Goodwin
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Difficult trail if your not an avid hiker, 90% is inclined, The views are worth it just make sure there's not to much fog as you wont be able to see much at the peak,

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Brandon Ondola
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Bruce Leighton
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Amber Renea Thomas
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HikingMuddy

We hiked through rain and heavy fog so the views were not as nice. But we got what we came for, close encounters with wildlife!! The ascent is not difficult if you're well conditioned but can be challenging for some leisure hikers.

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Ben Suranovic
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Great trail and awesome views at the top! Took me ~5 hours round trip. Definitely a workout, but it's not technically difficult (no boulder scrambling or anything like that), and the trail is very easy to follow. Starting at prospect heights trailhead, the hike is more like 10 miles, Strava clocked it at 9.91 miles.

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E. B
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4.4 miles of constant incline This hike was a doozy but the views were incredible!

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Miranda Li
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Hailey Gray
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I may be thirty and flirty but I was not thriving on this trail. She’s a steep one. The trail itself was very cute, as was the view.

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Patty Whited
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It is intense! It can get chilly, cloudy and foggy at the top. It took us about 6 hours counting breaks and stopping for a quick snack. Bring at least 3 bottles of water and walking sticks. So worth it! One of the best views. We saw a couple of mountain goats and a moose. It was awesome!

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Sean Kouma
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Pretty cool hike.

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Matt Wicker
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We ended up stopping at the saddle due to extreme wind conditions. The trail was very easy to follow. We saw 2 bull moose and a cow. We saw over 20 piles of bear scat, but no bears. There are a couple of water sources to filter water after between the Basher Drive trail head and Wolverine Peak Trail Head. We’ll have to return when conditions are better for a full summit.

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Korben Konrady
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MOOSE SIGHTING TODAY! Such a great hike - 2:45 hours of hard work up (add 15-20 minute lunch before starting the steep, shade-less, & rocky 2nd half) Quite possibly the most rewarding views you’ll ever get for the time invested. I took 15-20 soaking in the view at the peak then 1:45 back down so almost 5 hours exactly for me - my GPS put it closer to 10 miles. Trailhead is exactly where AllTrails has it marked and the trail is very wide, well-maintained & easy to stay on track with good signage! AMAZING HIKE. I’d say it’s hard work but not a technical, scary or dangerous trail by any means. WATER: 3 liters would have been perfect, I carried 4 and left a liter at the bottom of switch-backs for the way down so I wouldn’t carry extra weight. (I’m 200 lbs, took only one break for lunch and it was 75 degrees, so adjust for your needs)

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Kristina Woolston
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Another great Wolverine day. Brought layers but never took them out despite sprinkles and a breeze at the top.

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Laura Sanfacon
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Great hike with our 6 year olds. Take lots of water.

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sarah lucas
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brandilyn brown
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Tiernan Degnan
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Loved this hike. Make sure to bring lots of water cause it is quite steep. Absolutely beautiful views of Anchorage and some hidden lakes. BRING A LAYER FOR THE TOP! It’s very windy at the top, even thought it was sunny and warm at the base it was chilly at the top.

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AK 420 Trails
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June 26: Rainy Thursday, damp the whole hike, mist moved in at the tippy top. Longer than expected but completely worth the effort. View was obscured so will insanely do again this summer on a nice day. Incredible views tough Wolverine. We did near Point end of May, ain't got crap on this mountain. Video on our YouTube channel forthcoming

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Crystal Collins
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Last year I failed to fully complete this trek. June 26th we finally did. Even though the weather hadn't been cooperative, I still love this hike, despite the roots on the trail and sometimes unsure footing I have. I would definitely recommend Wolverine to anyone who's had a couple months worth of hiking experience with elevation. The views are too amazing not to want to see in person. Sadly, we had some rain and lots of mist/fog on the peak. I did manage to capture some stellar pics and made friends with some ground squirrels. I wouldn't mind doing this one again, on a for sure sunny day.

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Tiffany Zaucha
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Amazing view at the top. I went alone and it took me 2 hours and 35 minutes to get to the top, and 1 hour 30 minutes to get back down. Bring a jacket and sunscreen. There is no shade, and it can get windy/chilly at the top. The view at the top is well worth the hike!

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Chris Williams
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Awesome views back along the ridgeline towards Williwaw Mountain, with the Williwaw Lakes on one side and Long Lake on the other. Worth bringing your camera

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Kristina Woolston
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Wonderful hike with varied trail conditions: wide sloping early on, then narrow tree-lined—in the trees for longer than you expect—then wide open the last 1.5 miles. Smallest patch of snow. Round trip 2 hours 40 minutes. Moderate pace up, slow jog descent. Would not classify as hard. Excellent views at summit. Woman we met at top had peaks map, which was super helpful in identifying the seemingly hundreds of surrounding peaks.

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Russell Bryant
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Excellent hike. Tough uphill. No wildlife this time. Pretty busy. Amazing payoff at the peak. Got rained on most of the way back.

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