50 Hikes in Alaska's Chugach State Park Guide Book

by Shane Shepherd & Owen Wozniak (The Mountaineers Books)
50 Hikes in Alaskaand39;s Chugach State Park  by Shane Shepherd & Owen Wozniak

208pp/maps/photos
ISBN: 0898867657

This guide includes nearly all the hikeable trails and peaks in the park, from popular Flattop Mountain to rarely seen valleys. With a mix of hikes for all ages and abilities, you will be able to find exactly what you're looking for, whether it's a two-mile weeknight stroll or a multiday backpacking trip or scramble. Of course, for each hike you'll get detailed driving directions to the trailhead; complete information on elevation, hiking time, difficulty, distance, and terrain; and helpful maps and photos. Rounding out the guide is information on flora and fauna, history, and geology of the park.

© Shane Shepherd and Owen Wozniak/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "50 Hikes in Alaska's Chugach State Park" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 50.
... Preview: If you’re eager to explore Campbell Creek Valley beyond the Powerline Trail, visit Avalanche Peak. Easily climbed from Powerline Pass, Avalanche’s southern ridge offers a pleasant hike with little scr ... From the guidebook "50 Hikes in Alaska's Chugach State Park"
Anchorage, AK - Hiking - Trail Length: 14
... Preview: In the foothills above Eagle River is a bare, rounded knob unofficially known as “Baldy.” Less than a mile from Meadow Creek Trailhead, and with slightly more than 1000 feet of elevation to climb, it ... From the guidebook "50 Hikes in Alaska's Chugach State Park"
Eagle River, AK - Hiking - Trail Length: 7
... Preview: Bird Peak, imposing and remote, is the most arduous trip in this book. The highest point in a vast circular drainage, Bird reigns over some of the park’s most rugged terrain. This route takes you ... From the guidebook "50 Hikes in Alaska's Chugach State Park"
Anchorage, AK - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 15
... Preview: Bird Ridge is an ideal introduction to the rigors and rewards of hiking in Chugach State Park. After a steep ascent to tree line, views of Turnagain Arm and the park’s wild interior come quickly and d ... From the guidebook "50 Hikes in Alaska's Chugach State Park"
Indian, AK - Hiking - Trail Length: 13
... Preview: Bold Peak dominates the Eklutna Lake skyline, rising more than 6500 feet from Eklutna’s shores in an explosion of steep rock walls and scree. However, this peak is easier to climb than it looks. Altho ... From the guidebook "50 Hikes in Alaska's Chugach State Park"
Palmer, AK - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 29
... Preview: Climbing through mixed forests and idyllic alpine meadows, the Bold Ridge Trail is hard to beat for scenery both above and below treeline. The trail follows an abandoned roadbed through a canopy of bi ... From the guidebook "50 Hikes in Alaska's Chugach State Park"
Chugiak, AK - Hiking - Trail Length: 17
... Preview: High in Clear Creek Valley, a remote glacier sits atop bare cliffs, spilling ice and water down hundreds of feet. Few animals and even fewer humans ever see it, as most eschew this rugged valley in fa ... From the guidebook "50 Hikes in Alaska's Chugach State Park"
Girdwood, AK - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 16
... Preview: Cantata Peak, one of the more imposing mountains in Chugach State Park, is not an easy climb. It involves a long approach hike, some difficult scrambling, and extensive routefinding. For competent and ... From the guidebook "50 Hikes in Alaska's Chugach State Park"
Eagle River, AK - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 17
... Preview: Five miles up South Fork Eagle River lie silty-green Eagle Lake and its brilliant blue twin, Symphony Lake. These two lakes, one fed by glacial runoff and the other by rain and snowmelt, pose a vivid ... From the guidebook "50 Hikes in Alaska's Chugach State Park"
Eagle River, AK - Hiking - Trail Length: 12
... Preview: Alaskan explorer Walter Mendenhall once called Eagle River Valley “a miniature Yosemite,” and every year more than 50,000 visitors find out why. In addition to stunningly sheer valley walls, these vis ... From the guidebook "50 Hikes in Alaska's Chugach State Park"
Eagle River, AK - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 8
... Preview: This small trail branches from the Eklutna Lakeside Trail, winds along Eklutna River’s eastern tributary, and leads past spectacular Tulchina Falls to the gateway of a backcountry wilderness. It’s bes ... From the guidebook "50 Hikes in Alaska's Chugach State Park"
Palmer, AK - Hiking - Trail Length: 36
... Preview: When it established Chugach State Park in 1970, the Alaska Legislature insisted the new park’s lands and waters remain open to diverse uses. This is certainly the case with Eklutna Lake: in addition t ... From the guidebook "50 Hikes in Alaska's Chugach State Park"
Chugiak, AK - Hiking - Trail Length: 26
... Preview: For every valley in Chugach State Park with a hiking trail, many others remain untracked. Ewe Valley is one such area, included in this guide as a place to explore. There is no specific trail informat ... From the guidebook "50 Hikes in Alaska's Chugach State Park"
Eagle River, AK - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 16
... Preview: Falls Creek tumbles down an intimate valley, cut off from the outside world by steep mountainsides. At the head of the valley you’ll find Falls Creek Tarn, nestled beneath South Suicide Peak. The Fa ... From the guidebook "50 Hikes in Alaska's Chugach State Park"
Indian, AK - Hiking - Trail Length: 9
... Preview: Flattop is climbed more often than any mountain in Alaska, and that is a mixed blessing. It boasts a high trailhead with plenty of space for parking, a short and well-maintained trail, and gorgeous su ... From the guidebook "50 Hikes in Alaska's Chugach State Park"
Anchorage, AK - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: Despite their proximity to popular Eagle Lake, the windswept glacial erratics, lichen fields, and meltwater rivulets of Flute Glacier Valley see few human visitors. Hikers exploring the 4-mile length ... From the guidebook "50 Hikes in Alaska's Chugach State Park"
Eagle River, AK - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 20
... Preview: Plan well before undertaking a hike to Grizzly Bear Lake. To reach the lake, you’ll have to cross miles of untracked backcountry, climb over a steep pass, and pick your way through a daunting moraine ... From the guidebook "50 Hikes in Alaska's Chugach State Park"
Girdwood, AK - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 19
... Preview: Off the main trail to Eagle Lake lies Hanging Valley, named for its striking geologic origin. A hanging valley is created when a glacier retreats up a large valley (in this case South Fork Eagle River ... From the guidebook "50 Hikes in Alaska's Chugach State Park"
Eagle River, AK - Hiking - Trail Length: 12
... Preview: Just off the Powerline Trail, a narrow track leads up a side valley to a trio of grand destinations: Hidden Lake, The Ramp, and The Wedge. Each is worth a visit, and with an early start and enough ene ... From the guidebook "50 Hikes in Alaska's Chugach State Park"
Anchorage, AK - Hiking - Trail Length: 12
... Preview: For a grand tour of the best Chugach State Park has to offer, head to the Historic Iditarod Trail. More commonly known as the Crow Pass Trail, it leads through quiet stands of birch; over a swift, col ... From the guidebook "50 Hikes in Alaska's Chugach State Park"
Eagle River, AK - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 26