Twin Peaks Trail

MODERATE 43 reviews
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Twin Peaks Trail is a 4.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Chugiak, Alaska that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until September.

DISTANCE
4.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1978 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

The Twin Peaks trailhead can be reached by walking away from Eklutna Lake and crossing Thachkatnu Creek and heading up the mountain. The trail winds up the East Twin Peak at a fairly steep elevation for most of the hike. Views of Eklutna Lake can be seen for the entire hike; but doesn't really become worthwhile until you get above the tree line. There is a bench that overlooks Eklutna Lake, the surrounding peaks (West Twin Peak, East Twin Peak, Pepper Peak) and the Glacier. If you continue on past the bench using the trail goats, dall sheep, bald eagles, and bear are likely to be seen. Late in the summer berries of various sorts blanket the mountainside.

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10 days ago

10 days ago

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10 days ago

Very difficult, steep climb. Worth it once you get to the top. My step tracker counted a 7 mile round trip from bottom to top and back down. Took about 4.5 hours with a good amount of rests. Pace yourself and you'll have a blast!

This was a pretty difficult hike with steep inclines; however, it's all worth it when you reach the top. The view of Eklutna Lake is incredible!

19 days ago

22 days ago

Nice wide trail with a steady climb, but not strenuous. If you are going for the view of the lake I suggest stopping at the first bench. Unless I missed something the second bench was more of a view of mountains. All in all a nice walk in the woods!

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1 month ago

Amazing view of eklutna lake as you get above the tree line. Look for Dall sheep as you turn and hike toward the twin peaks. We saw 15 way off in the distance. Some steep parts but overall not too bad. The trail is well beaten with just a few places with loose rocks.

1 month ago

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1 month ago

Beautiful view! The trail is a little steep and think on the way up to second bench. Overall, I love it.

1 month ago

this was the best trail I have taken since coming here! go straight up at the first bench if you are up for a challenge and want to get to the peak.

hiking
1 month ago

Great view from the end! Plenty of wildlife to see!

1 month ago

Beautiful views all the way up! Quad burner but sooooo worth it!!!!

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