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Great hike after work today. Careful on the road up because it is starting to get icy from water flowing across it. Lower part of the new trail is a bit muddy. Mother black bear with two yearlings in the bowl to the east of the new trail and the saddle. They have been in the area for a couple of weeks doing their bear thing. They were in a stand off with a curious dog. Ran into the dog owners at the trail head searching for their lost dog. Hope they found him.

hiking
2 days ago

on Nugget Falls Trail

2 days ago

hiking
3 days ago

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

WARNING!!!!!!

THIS IS NOT A PUBLIC TRAIL. YOU MUST PAY $30 per person to get close to the ice.

I was on my way to the Anchorage airport from Seward and saw this trailhead from the side of the highway to I decided to pull over. I wasn't going to hike it but what brought me to pull over was the gorgeous waterfall right at the beginning of the trailhead!! It's the middle of October so all the bright orange and yellow leaves were on the ground and it was just a beautiful scene without even having to hike. But I did start the trail a tiny bit and walked up just because I was curious. The path was covered in leaves but it was honestly gorgeous with the creek running alongside you too. I walked maybe 1/8 of a mile in (I was in high heeled boots lol not the best hiking apparel and I had to flight to catch or I totally would've done more) but I can see why it's rated hard. That tiny portion was continuously straight uphill and kept going on like that for what I could see. But I'd imagine it's beautiful the rest of the way up too. If I'm ever back in the area I'll definitely try to go back to this one and do the trail!

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

nice short trip if your not looking to be out for a long time. there are lots of off shoot trails to explore and absolutely beautiful little creek.

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

backpacking
4 days ago

Probably one of my favorites. I loved the views once you were past the tree line. You can see glaciers in every direction. Had great weather. Camped near the lake and did lots of hiking around the area. Marmots everywhere, tons of blueberries as well. Loved this trail, would highly recommend

One of my favorites, just has too many people sometimes. It’s best to go early in the morning. Great views from the hand tram, I like to take my time on it but when people are waiting they do the work for you and usually go to fast to get any good pictures. The gorge is amazing

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