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It can be a bit of a struggle after the first few miles, but the end is really rewarding.

Always beautiful no matter the weather. Lots of hiking around. Great for kayaking during summer, unless it gets super windy. Sweet trail to ride your bike on too. Close to anchorage, really good ice cream shop on the road there.

walking
3 days ago

super easy, really beautiful! great trail for the family, even if you have strollers. You can also 4-wheel all the way back to the glacier.

Not too hard but great scenery and tons of animals. Better to start from the car park at Flat Top trail head and go across

cross country skiing
3 days ago

Beautiful during winter, as well as summer but I enjoyed it during winter more. Great views, lots of moose!

cross country skiing
3 days ago

Easy trail for cross country skiing during winter if you’re on base

Beautiful during winter

So living in anchorage I usually avoid this trailhead. It attracts lots of tourists so it’s a little overcrowded for my taste, but still a great hike. I went mid day during some crappy weather, and so glad I did! Not many people were around and the “rain” was just light showers that would come and go and the clouds would part, didn’t even need my hood on..yet anyway. Beautiful colors since it’s towards the end of fall, steady incline in the beginning but i wouldn’t say it’s too hard. Lots of stairs before hitting the rock climbing. There was snow at the time and started snowing while I
Was up there. Absolutely amazing and glad I took my chance. Still had nice views when the clouds would part. The hike was just a blast

Great half day hike. Saw lots of moose! Went during fall and the colors were amazing

hiking
9 days ago

Great trail, watch your step and bring water
views are amazing