Ship Lake Pass

Anchorage, Alaska 99516

Ship Lake Pass

Ship Lake Pass Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Ship Lake Pass is a wonderful day hike for various hiking abilities, with easy access to alpine country, and plenty of options to extend to overnight traverse options. Three-quarters of Chugach State Park is above tree line, and this hike from Glen Alps is a fine way to sample the park’s alpine country.

The trip is good all summer, but fall is probably its finest season, when the gnarled mountain hemlocks are green, the blueberry and bearberry have turned fiery red, and the willows, birches, and mountain ash have gone gold."

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Trail Information

Anchorage
Nearby City
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Accessibility
6
Distance
1,800 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
Best June through September
Season
Waterfalls
Features
Chugach State Park, 18620 Seward Hwy., Anchorage, Alaska 99516; 907-345-5014; dnr.alaska.gov/parks/
Local Contacts
USGS Anchorage A-8 (SE) and Anchorage A-7; Imus Geographics Chugach State Park
Local Maps

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