good hike, but lots of stairs to climb but the view at the top is worth it.

Amazing backpacking trip! Make sure to scout out common trails and spend time analyzing both a map and where most people go, bc the shale in this area is plentiful and brittle, so correct trail strategy is advised. At lower Reeds lake you think you’ve hit the max mountain majestic count but it honestly just gets better. Although this adventure is for experienced hikers, it is perfectly manageable for most if an experienced traverser and past bomber survivor;) is present! Truly one of the best hikes in Alaska!

I run this trail system multiple times a week year round and it has yet to disappoint. The single tracks are superb and the trail system has an intricate mix of flat, hilly, and moderate trails- perfect for any sort of trail run.

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fee
muddy
snow
2 days ago

Still early to really enjoy the hike. It was fun. We didn’t make it too far in. But definitely fun and a cool drive with the fog. Definitely needed better outdoor hiking gear for that one with the weather condition in Memorial Day.

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rocky
scramble
4 days ago

Great hike up the valley until you go the base just a little past the bench. Once shooting for the summit lots of boulders and steep elevation. The summit had the flag pole nicely secured from a previous hiker a few weeks earlier. The flag had blown down but I had some tough string in my med bag and we got it fixed up nicely. Best way to celebrate Memorial Day.

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blowdown
4 days ago

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4 days ago

Fun hike, brought our 5 and 7 year old. Great views from the top!

hiking
5 days ago

Great trail if your looking to kill an hour. Amazing views from the top asnd even some along the way. Yes the stairs are steep but we watched a 10yr old ruin up them asnd make us all look bad. The teddy of the trail is pretty easy.

on W Butte Trail

hiking
5 days ago

The stairs are quite steep in places, and there are a couple short sections where you have to scramble a few feet due to steep rocks instead of stairs. Very windy at the top, so hold on to your stuff!

hiking
6 days ago

Meh. Wasn’t my favorite. But we did see a moose on this hike. If you have bad knees, I’d avoid this trail.

hiking
7 days ago

Definitely would not call this trail easy. It’s uphill the whole time, and fairly steep even before you get to the endless set of stairs. I was out of breath almost the whole way, but it was worth it — the views from the top are incredible. Stunning mountains in every direction. Even on a somewhat cloudy day, it was easily one of the most impressive places I’ve been. It was fairly crowded, and at times the trail is narrow and hard to step off and safely give others ample room to pass. Be cautious and respectful if you go. And don’t forget to stretch!

Did this trail for the first time today! Loved it!! Can’t wait to do it again

hiking
9 days ago

Train is in good condition.

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no shade
rocky
snow
10 days ago

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muddy
rocky
snow
10 days ago

Trail was dry and easy. Great for kids!!! Lots of options on different trails. There is a paper map at the trail head you can pick up and take with you to help point you in the right direction on your adventures ;) happy hiking

hiking
11 days ago

LOVE LOVE LOVE IT

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rocky
scramble
snow
11 days ago

This was an awesome day for a hike. Not too windy and nice and sunny. I could even sit at the top without getting chilled in a T-shirt.

hiking
11 days ago

5/15 was a great day for a hike! I took my niece who hasn’t hiked much and we had a blast! 505 stairs to clime but the panoramic view from the top is astounding!

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rocky
scramble
snow
12 days ago

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