Bird Ridge

Anchorage, Alaska

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One of the ?rst trails to melt in the spring, combined with signi?cant elevation, make it a great trail to get in hiking shape at the beginning of the season. The hike up Bird Ridge, the ridge between Indian and Bird Creeks, offers a chance to see the Anchorage area’s first mountain wildflowers of the year; the ridge is steep and south-facing, so the snow melts early in spring. The sweeping views of alpine mountains, green valleys, and shimmering Turnagain Arm from the ridge are about as good as scenery gets.

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"One of the ?rst trails to melt in the spring, combined with
signi?cant elevation, make it a great trail to get in hiking shape at the beginning of the season.

The hike up Bird Ridge, the ridge between Indian and Bird Creeks, offers a chance to see the Anchorage area’s first mountain wildflowers of the year; the ridge is steep and south-facing, so the snow melts early in spring. The sweeping views of alpine mountains, green valleys, and shimmering Turnagain Arm from the ridge are about as good as scenery gets."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Anchorage
Distance: 1-6.5 miles
Elevation Gain: 3,505 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Difficult
Season: Best Mid-Apr to mid-Oct
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Chugach State Park, 18620 Seward Hwy., Anchorage, Alaska 99516; 907-345-5014; dnr.alaska.gov/parks/
Local Maps: USGS Seward D-7 (NW) and Anchorage A-7; Imus Geographics Chugach State Park
Driving Directions: Directions to Bird Ridge

Recent Trail Reviews

10/2/2001
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This is a tough hike straight up hill. Nothing technical, but a hard climb. Despite that when you you do get to the top, its well worth the energy. I highly recomend this trail to anyone looking for a challenging, yet strenous day hike.



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