Rendezvous Peak

Anchorage, Alaska 99505

Rendezvous Peak

Rendezvous Peak Professional Review and Guide

"With a clear trail across open tundra, solid footing, and a route that never climbs too steeply, Rendezvous is a great climb for kids and beginning hikers. Nearby ski lifts and an abandoned military installation compromise the area’s wildness, but add a certain intrigue to the hike. Come in late summer and you will find the hillsides draped in wildflowers and a variety of berries ripe for the picking.

From the parking lot, look uphill to where the main ski lift ends; Rendezvous Peak sits at the left end of this ridge. The trail climbs along a streambed to a pass just north of Rendezvous, then turns right and heads up to the summit. Berry pickers have worn a number of smaller trails into the ski slopes and on nearby hills. This is a popular late-summer activity: come in August and you are certain to see platoons of pickers, buckets in hand, searching for blueberries, mossberries, crowberries, and cranberries."

Rendezvous Peak Reviews

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7/15/2018
This is a short trail that I'd rate as intermediate although if you go anytime other than late spring/summer you may find it more difficult due to snow and mud. You may even see some in the summer months. There are definitely some steep areas so get ready to exercise your quads and glutes! Despite that, this trail has some beautiful views and a chance to see wildlife like moose, bears, and also some pretty wildflowers.
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8/1/2010
Great short tip, even in less than ideal weather, Leaving from the ski area parking lot, the dirt trail gradually slops up to saddle that looks down into Anchorage and down into the Highland Valley. The dogs like the steam the parallels the path up almost 2/3 the way to the saddle. At the saddle the route to right goes up the back or Rendezvous peak, on a steeper trail, route left goes up Mt Gordon Lyon, and if you keep going over to Highland peak. The route down from Rendezvous peak follows the chair lift, in the spring the snow in the gullies is great for glissaiding for long stretches (bringing a large plastic garbage really helps to sliding a long ways on)
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6/20/2006
This summit is an outstanding view for limited output. Unfortunately we went a little too early in the season (mid June)and had to trudge through some snow and quite a bit of mud from the runoff. It was still do-able but not without going off the trail. Otherwise the trail was easy to follow. Saw two eagles scouting and one grizzly far enough away to be exciting but not scary. Will do again this season...it's worth it!
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6/23/2003
Rendezvous Peak is a nice getaway from the hustle and bustle of Anchorage. Just becareful to stay on the right trail I did not and ended hiking a ridge and approx. 2 more miles. On the top of Rendezvous Peak you can see stunning tarns and Eagle River, there is also a carin at the top.
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Trail Information

Anchorage
Nearby City
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Distance
1,500 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
2.5 to 4 hours
Duration
Best in the summer months
Season
Chugach State Park
Local Contacts
USGS Anchorage A-7, Anchorage B-7
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Oct 2018