Near Point via Stuckagain Heights

MODERATE 6 reviews

Near Point via Stuckagain Heights is a 3.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Anchorage, Alaska that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
3.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,899 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

muddy

A more direct route to Near Point than using the Basher Trailhead. Access is through an easement in a residential area. There is no trail sign and no parking at the trailhead due to "Fire Lane" signs.

hiking
9 days ago

It's a steep hike almost all the way up, great calf workout. Great views after 1 hour of hiking up at the first big hilltop and also at the top. Ran into a black bear on the way down in the trees. Bring bear spray. Also saw moose tracks. Others said they found blueberries to pick. Approximately 2.5 hours total or less (up and down) and 3.3 miles.

hiking
10 months ago

A more direct route to Near Point than using the Basher Trailhead. Access is through an easement in a residential area. There is no trail sign and no parking at the trailhead due to "Fire Lane" signs. The trail was frozen on 1 November, which made it much less muddy. A bit slippery on the way down, so I used my Kahtoola crampons.

hiking
2 months ago