The Dome and Long Lake

Anchorage, Alaska

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This hike follows a narrow trail from Stuckagain Heights to a rounded high point unofficially dubbed “The Dome.” Gentle slopes dotted with blueberry bushes and fireweed, close views of Anchorage, and easy access to North Fork Campbell Creek Valley are among the high points of this hike. Although The Dome lies just beyond the state park boundaries, you’ll rarely have any company other than a few fellow hikers, runners, and the occasional horseback rider. Beyond The Dome, in the North Fork Campbell Creek Valley, sits pristine Long Lake, ringed by crumbling peaks. For being so near Anchorage, this lake rarely draws crowds. Getting there involves an ambitious day trip; it’s a good idea to camp near the lake and spend an extra day either exploring the nearby mountains or making a loop around the Williwaw Lakes.

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"This hike follows a narrow trail from Stuckagain Heights to a rounded high point unofficially dubbed “The Dome.” Gentle slopes dotted with blueberry bushes and fireweed, close views of Anchorage, and easy access to North Fork Campbell Creek Valley are among the high points of this hike.

Although The Dome lies just beyond the state park boundaries, you’ll rarely have any company other than a few fellow hikers, runners, and the occasional horseback rider. Beyond The Dome, in the North Fork Campbell Creek Valley, sits pristine Long Lake, ringed by crumbling peaks. For being so near Anchorage, this lake rarely draws crowds. Getting there involves an ambitious day trip; it’s a good idea to camp near the lake and spend an extra day either exploring the nearby mountains or making a loop around the Williwaw Lakes."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Anchorage
Distance: 15.5
Elevation Gain: 2,800 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy to Moderate
Duration: 7 to 10 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 The Dome and Long Lake

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May 2018