Hidden Lake, The Ramp, and The Wedge

Anchorage, Alaska

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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 energy you can see all three in the same day. Hidden Lake—so named because you will not see it until you’ve almost stepped in it—is the easiest of the three destinations. The Ramp, an elegant triangular peak rising above Ship Lake Pass, boasts a tiny summit and expansive vistas. The Wedge is altogether different, a crumbling mess of a mountain cleaving South Fork Campbell Creek Valley in two. It’s worth a visit for precipitous views over both halves of the valley.

Hidden Lake, The Ramp, and The Wedge Professional Review and Guide

"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 energy you can see all three in the same day. Hidden Lake—so named because you will not see it until you’ve almost stepped in it—is the easiest of the three destinations.

The Ramp, an elegant triangular peak rising above Ship Lake Pass, boasts a tiny summit and expansive vistas. The Wedge is altogether different, a crumbling mess of a mountain cleaving South Fork Campbell Creek Valley in two. It’s worth a visit for precipitous views over both halves of the valley."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Anchorage
Distance: 12
Elevation Gain: 2,500 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy to Moderate
Duration: 6 to 9 hours
Season: Best in the summer months
Local Contacts: Chugach State Park
Local Maps: USGS Anchorage A-7, Anchorage A-8
Driving Directions: Directions to Hidden Lake, The Ramp, and The Wedge

Recent Trail Reviews

7/27/2011
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I hiked to Hidden Lake (over ship lake pass) with a group and found it beautiful. Ship Lake Pass was a real challenge, and it was extremely strenuous. The views were spectacular, and even though you are near Anchorage, it feels like you are in the middle of the wilderness. It was beautiful!



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