Rendezvous Peak Trail

EASY 58 reviews
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Rendezvous Peak Trail is a 3.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Anchorage, Alaska that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,354 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

muddy

There is a fee to park at the trailhead.

13 days ago

nice easy trail, gradual incline until it gets steep at the end. I did it as an out and back because I didn't see exactly where the loop was. good hike if you only have a few hours took me 2.5 hours

1 month ago

The reason for 3 stars is the horrible gravel road you have to drive up to get to the trail head. Was definitely a one time thing for me. If you have a 4 wheel drive you'll be good. $5 for parking. Also as others mentioned this is more a moderate hike than easy.

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1 month ago

Hiked this one on July 4, 2018. Wonderful views once you get up close to the top and there’s a couple different trail options you can take halfway up. Would definitely rate it moderate due to the incline. If you hike this one on a sunny day, there is no shade so keep that in mind. We brought our two dogs and had them on leashes, but it seemed that almost everyone else ignores those signs and we constantly had other dogs running up on ours. It didn’t seem like almost anyone else had their dogs on leashes up here, so if you have a dog that doesn’t play well with others this might not be the best place to bring them.

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1 month ago

Great views the whole trail. Watch for bear and moose in the beginning brush area. Moderate is an accurate rating.

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1 month ago

This is a great hike for some exercise. Its enough to get your heart pumping, but it eases off once you hit the ridge line. It ramps up again to get to the summit the view is incredible! It gets slightly muddy at times due, but nothing to be worried about.

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2 months ago

There’s about 5 miles or so of unpaved road, mostly gravels, to the parking area by the trail head. Some part of the road is muddy and wet. It’s middle of June and we still have to hike over some snow. The view up top is amazing though. It’s all worth it at the end. The hike is a bit steep uphill but I am sorta out of shape so I breath like a dog hiking up. I love it though.

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2 months ago

Not sure I’d rate this as easy, moderate would be a better description due to the incline. Lots of running water, mud and snow still on the trail.

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2 months ago

Hiked it 2 weeks ago. I didn’t make it all the way up. There was a lot of snow at the end I didn’t want to trudge through. But it was quite beautiful! A steep climb!

4 months ago

Easy to take the wrong path in the snowy months and end up on some random mountain thigh deep in snow. Needs better signage.

10 months ago

expansive views, decent trail, wide open, and lots of options for detours

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Monday, July 31, 2017

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Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Went to a wedding al Alpenglow Lodge and the tram ride to the top was gorgeous. Got off the tram and hiked barefoot (wasn't prepared, heels are dangerous) to the top of the peak. Super easy to do. So beautiful and worth doing. Decided to go back and hike the whole thing another day when I was prepared! Amazing views and the top is well worth the trek. Not very challenging.

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

More of an moderate hike as it gets fairly steep.

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Monday, September 12, 2016

Since I have further looked at this I have decided we went down the wrong trail. But we started at the fee station and went up the rather steep incline then went left instead of right. I believe RPT was the right and we went up another very steep trail to the top of the mountain. Just be careful and aware because it was a difficult instead of easy trail to the left. Steep with rocks that were loose. It was still a great trail though definitely challenging with 2 and 4 yr old.

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Monday, August 29, 2016

Great hike, nothing complicated, kind of steep if your not use to hiking. Several other options for other hikes in and around the around. Amazing views 360, all around from the summit. As always, bring bug spray.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

It's one of my favorites!

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Thursday, May 12, 2016

It is possible to do a much liger hike in the same valley. There is a trail behind the old military ski area where one can walk up the SW ridge to Rendezvous Peak, drop down to the saddle the ascend to Mount Gordon Lyon, walk the ridge toward the old Nike site then take any route to the valley floor and back to the parking lot. About 5-6 miles total. Good training.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Attempted this hike mid April, still a little too snowy. Will definitely go again in the summertime to avoid posthole'ing my way up

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Sunday, April 10, 2016

Relatively simple hike, across the valley you can watch the skiers which is rather amusing. The top of the mountain is owned by the US Air Force so I thought it was a bit of a bummer you can summit the mountain as it is closed off. However very pretty view of the mountins and anchorage, if you don't mind the Air Force areas

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Thursday, May 16, 2013

It's a good all seasons hike. Snowshoes needed in winter.

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Sunday, April 21, 2013

Had a fun day with the kids. Weather was a bit windy but a good time was had by all. Great views!

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Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Great hike! Even during breakup season wear some gaiters though!

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Monday, August 06, 2012

Great quick hike with 360 degree views of Anchorage, the Valley, and the South Fork all the way to Symphony Lake. Bring your camera!

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