Bird Ridge Trail

Anchorage, Alaska 99516

Bird Ridge Trail

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"The Bird Ridge Trail is a relatively short trail to the ridge, yet it is challenging and has amazing views of Turnagain Arm. The views alone make this hike worth putting on your to-do list.

The very steep yet easy-to-follow trail requires some hiking over rock and loose stone and along the sheer, steep edges of the mountainside. The trail passes through a spruce forest and climbs to the alpine tundra above the tree line. Be prepared for changes in temperature, weather, and windy conditions."

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Hiking Alaska: A Guide to Alaska's Greatest Hiking Adventures (Falcon Guides)
Mollie Foster
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"One of the first trails to melt in the spring, combined with signifocant 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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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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Trail Information

Nearby City
2,500 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
4 to 5 hours
Spring, summer, fall
USGS Seward
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