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hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful hike with great views. Very steep near the top. Saw many sheep, a black bear and bald eagle.

Beautiful views !

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail, agree with previous comments about not taking your dog. At about the 2 mile point I lost the trail and found myself drifting to the east along the ridge. Going downhill was more difficult, dry dusty ground and lots of loose rock made for some slippery situations and yes I did bruise my pride. Great views, no wildlife. GPS tracker had me at 5.2 miles round trip.

hiking
2 months ago

It's a steep incline until you get out of the trees. Once you think you're coming to the top, think again. lots of false summits but the final views are worth it.

hiking
2 months ago

This trail was very difficult! Pretty much the entire hike is an incline; however the view at the top is amazing!

2 months ago

22 Aug: Trail starts at sea level and follows the creek through forested canopy for a bit before opening to sunlight. It follows the creek most of the way up before breaking off to climbing up tundra foliage. There are options as you reach the meadow. Break right to keep the scent going. Break left to cross the meadows to a mountain lake. Not much in the way of trail as you continue up to the saddle, but once up there, go left for South Suicide.

The trail was muddy in sections as we’ve just had rain for days, but nothing too bad. My boots remained dry though muddy. We saw approx 10 goats scrambling the rocks via the trail to the right. Saw them again as we came down and around the left to the lake before heading up to the saddle.

It’s a steep hike climbing up from the start, and once you reach the meadow, it’s time for a rest.

Difficult and seems longer than the 4.6 miles in due to the constant steepness of the trail. The map of elevation gain on here isn’t correct. I was still gaining long after the map said I should be going down... Few breaks from the steepness of the trail. Hard to find the trail in some places because it looks like it could go multiple directions, and people have gone more then one route. I found myself rock scrambling on the side of a cliff on the way up, then noticed a (still steep) but safer way back down. This hike made me acknowledge the true value of trekking poles, especially for the hike back down!

Really difficult and such an incredible view at the top. I saw two bears along the way.

Straight up you go but worth the views at the top. Cloudy day but could wait a minute as the clouds passed in and out for clearer views. Saw no bears. A memorial bench about 1/3 the way up and abundant wildflowers about 1/2 the way up where you can expect a short break in the steep elevation climb. 2 and 1/2 hours up and 2 down with a stop for lunch on the way back.

hiking
3 months ago

This was a difficult trail. Pretty much straight the whole way up with few switch backs. Trail was not super well marked at times but was still fairly easy to follow. Worth it for the incredible views at the top. Lots of flowers blooming when we hiked (end of July). Took up about 5ish hours total. Definitely glad we brought snacks and plenty of water.

hiking
3 months ago

Amazing trail with scenic views.
Follow the waterfall flowing into Turnagain Arm all the way up to the glacier lake.
Saw tons of Dall Sheep near the peaks.

Let me start out by saying that I am glad I made it to the top to see the lake and the views were okay.
I wouldn't do this trail again unless I wanted to get a great workout. It was close to 8 miles out and back and half of the trail was very thick. It is mid July so take that into account. I was honestly very worried about bears because visibility was so poor. There are much better trails with better views in my opinion.

new to anchorage, took my boyfriend and I about 5 hours. beautiful views but you can see the highway most of the time, was great to be able to bring the dog along. didn't see any bears. no snow on the trail July 2018

hiking
3 months ago

Steep trail for sure. Did not make it to the top! We may have gone the wrong way at a fork and weren’t sure if that was the correct path. Would try again after a less tiring week than we’ve had. Creek falls along the way are really pretty!

walking
4 months ago

This trail is a large paved path about the width of one lane of a road that runs along the highway. I would consider this to be an easy trail. Good for kids biking. It is pretty exposed so wind can be a real problem (brrrr), but the exposure does provide some gorgeous views of the Cook Inlet! I wouldn’t call this a “hike”, more like a walk.

hiking
4 months ago

This is literally 45 degrees rock climbing lol but the view at the top is worth it! It took us 4 hours to get to the top and 2 hours to get down. It was the hardest hike I've ever done

road biking
4 months ago

Enjoyable walking or biking, but can be very windy

hiking
4 months ago

Steady incline at the beginning then tapers off a bit through the forest then back at it again! It is closer to 6 miles round trip than 5. Lake Charie at the end makes it all worth it. It took us about 4 hours to go out and back. Prepare yourself for a climb, but again, it is worth it.

hiking
4 months ago

This is definitely a fun trail and the last part of the trail is indeed very technical. We ended up going up from the scree side and coming down on the cliff side (which was very challenging and probably not very safe). The view is absolutely gorgeous!

hiking
4 months ago

I love the trail but once you get to a certain point having a dog with you is dangerous, it turns into cliffs real fast. Having 2 German Shepherds with me got real sketchy, real fast. So if you do it, I’d say about 3/4 of the trail is good for dogs, the last bit gets a little too scary for that. It was beautiful though!

It’s a steep up hill hike. However the two lakes and the view are worth it.

hiking
4 months ago

Love this trail and definitely going to be doing it again! On the description it says you can bring your dog(s), personal opinion is don’t if you want to make it to the top (Which is why I’m only giving it 4 stars). The first half of the trail is awesome to have your fur baby explore with you, but once you hit the rock climbing part of it, it’s very uncomfortable. Lots of sharp, slippery rocks and very thin and steep. If something were to happen to our dog going up, we were going to have a VERY, VERY hard time getting him down. It sets in one of the most uneasy feelings with your fur baby. Other than that, it is such an awesome hike that my husband and I can’t wait to do again! It is a difficult hike, but soooo worth it.

trail running
4 months ago

This was a great run, beautiful views throughout. The burnt-out area around McHugh was extra cool.

hiking
4 months ago

I did this in March and I was using my nanospikes about half of the time for snow and ice. A big beautiful Dall sheep showed up near the saddle and walked up for a ways- helped me find the path!

This hike was super challenging but fun as heck, lots of different terrain to work with. View from the top was stunning, couldn’t stay long because the wind picked up.

hiking
4 months ago

Up, and then up again. It got foggy at the top but still great views of the mountains and inlet.

hiking
4 months ago

Great hike. The lake at the end of the trail was still frozen but beautiful. My legs were so sore the day after-steep almost without noticing-

hiking
4 months ago

Up, up, up. Feels like you're going straight up, but it's worth it. You feel accomplished and there's a stunning view, probably my favorite view of the arm. It can be a bit windy at the top.

I like to refer to this trail as a long walk.The trail is areas of hills with flat stretches between and gorgeous views of the arm.
Was there 3 days ago and saw 3 moose and there was a bear warning, but didn't see any. Would always recommend taking bear spray.

Was awesome! The View

My favorite trail...Rated hard...Definitely would say it’s accurately labeled...Pays in the end

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