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hiking
2 hours ago

It’s at the upper end, if you call this moderate. Steep climb, gorgeous views. Only made it to the first false peak this time. Lots of snow and mud still present. Can’t wait to come back in the summer.

hiking
5 hours ago

It was very nice and very easy! First hike that my 4 year old had to walk and he did it with ease!

This was a great trail beautiful green moss everywhere. I think it should be rated moderate. It could just be me though, my knees are kinda bothering me after this hike

Beautiful. Quick hike. Muddy and icy in spots. Definitely worth taking the detour down the creek trail near the falls viewpoint.

*There is a $5 parking fee. Doesn’t seem highly enforced, however.

This is one of my favorite trails on the Turnagain Arm. It has lots of different scenery, viewpoints, and the Trail Head has lots of things to do. I highly recommend.

hiking
1 day ago

Took the backside trail up to the top, that side is in much better condition right now. Took the frontside trail still has snow mixed with lots of mud, definitely need yaktraks/crampons. As luck would have it, there’s a stray pair on the top somewhere, lost mine on the way down! Poles were also helpful.

Very quick hike year round.

hiking
1 day ago

Very fun hike, easy enough to do with my four kids (youngest is 4) but challenging enough that they feel like they really accomplished something!

Hiked this trail a week ago. It was a good challenge. Trail was fairly well-marked.

I didn't have spikes and I wish I did. From the start, the trail will be very muddy. As you ascend you will walk across alot of ice and then snow and ice/mud. I slipped multiple times on the way down. You can get up and down without spikes, but you will have a more enjoyable/easier time with spikes.

hiking
1 day ago

This is a great easy hike on the same trail as Flattop mountain. After the initial climb onto the hill, you will have great views of Anchorage on clear days. There are several options for different hikes in the area from the parking lot. This is a very busy tourist area in the summer time so plan accordingly. It does cost money to park.

OK for a short hike (so many other more beautiful trails). Lightly trafficked; we lost the trail a few times; needs more ribbons (but you really can't get lost with the water always visible). Be sure to do both Glacier Trails!

hiking
2 days ago

Just did this trail last week, 4/14/18. Great trail but we should have had our boots on. Once past the cabin the trail was super wet. Will do this trail again this summer.

hiking
2 days ago

Hiked it a couple weeks ago and was thank full for our spikes. Super hard hike but enjoyed the challenge. Next time we continued on to the cross

Easy hike. Breathtaking scenery!

Easy, Gorgeous after first big snow of the season!

Moderate++ in the rain for this 57 year old (who's in decent shape). Unmaintained is the key word here, but trust the ribbons - they will guide you. The views are fantastic!

Beautiful hike. Not as scenic as West Glacier Trail, but definitely worth it. We even crossed paths with a wolf! Take the short trail to Nugget Falls. Spectacular!

Great views on the maintained trail. We hit a dead end. Not marked well for the loop. We then took the less-traveled and unmaintained trail to the ice caves. Much more strenuous hike! Trust the ribbons to guide you.

Still a bit slippery for some parts in mid April. The trail down to the creek looked almost impossible due to a patch of ice at the top. Everything else is pretty easy, well marked. If you want solitude this trail probably isn’t best as I still saw a few people during the icy months.

hiking
3 days ago

Nice, easy trail...

hiking
6 days ago

We did this hike on 4/15 and we got stuck in snow that gave in under us, which wasn’t so fun. It was harder than we expected due to us breaking in snow to our hips and getting out of it, I’m an experienced hiker from Washington State and my friend’s from Chicago. I would do this hike again but prepare better for snow or come back in the summer.
Overall it’s a great hike with amazing views and I’d recommend it.

hiking
6 days ago

We went about 2 miles out and came back. The pup isn’t ready for an all day hike yet but it was peaceful. Bring sunscreen, with snow on the ground there wasn’t much shade. Would love to go back when all the snow melts.

Took the longer but easier trail (Lazy Moose), was still a pretty difficult climb with the mud and ice. Lots of switchbacks and a couple of false peaks that make you think you're almost at the top. But the view at the top is absolutely gorgeous and well worth it! Pack a lunch and a sweatshirt for the summit and it's an awesome day hike!

hiking
6 days ago

I can be a bit slipery during the winter. with all the snow. make sure you bring some yaktracks or some other kind of traction for waking up and down the hills

road biking
6 days ago

Almost all the snow is gone! Easy ride, not much altitude change. Good for getting a taste of the outdoors and mostly not interacting with street traffic.

Scott Evans where did you rent crampons and how much were they. We are planning to go next month. My wife is wary about not getting a guide. I am not sure it makes sense to spend an extra $200 for a guide. Anyone have thoughts here?

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

Was icy and muddy but still a nice short hike.

Definitely bring skis, snow shoes, or split boards if heading in while there is still snow, and the temps are above freezing later in the day.

I started at first light and everything was still frozen and kosher. On the way back, once the snow started to melt, I ended up post holing for a good two miles.

I did this hike as a workout for my sheep hunt and had 65lbs on my back. The first steep incline isn’t terrible, and it was a nice leisurely stroll when it leveled out about the 2 mile mark. Once you get to about the 4.5 mile mark is when most of the real work begins. The last 1/2 mile heading up to the peak is at one heck of an incline. I dropped the heavy pack and just took water up to the top. Definitely have appropriate footwear and trekking poles. Lots of loose rocks.

Know your limits. If you don’t think you can safely make it up to the peak, then don’t attempt it.

hiking
7 days ago

A lot of people, but overall fun, a good little work out. Not the toughest thing I’ve hiked but for not doing it for a couple years I was sweating at the top. Gonna try lazy mtn today to see if that’s gonna send it.

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