Twin Peaks Trail

Chugiak, Alaska

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This well-maintained trail climbs above Eklutna Lake to East Twin Pass, where Dall sheep roam by the dozens. A dirt road carved out of the hillside by the U.S. Army and eventually abandoned, the Twin Peaks Trail was used only by sheep hunters for many years. Now it’s an accessible and popular destination for hikers. Walk to the road’s end at tree line, continue on a loop past East Twin Pass to the base of the Twin Peaks, or climb to a high lookout point above the lake. With a gentle grade leading through trees and tundra, and dramatic vistas of Eklutna Lake and close-up views of imposing East Twin Peak, the Twin Peaks Trail has something for everyone.

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"This well-maintained trail climbs above Eklutna Lake to East Twin Pass, where Dall sheep roam by the dozens. A dirt road carved out of the hillside by the U.S. Army and eventually abandoned, the Twin Peaks Trail was used only by sheep hunters for many years. Now it’s an accessible and popular destination for hikers.

Walk to the road’s end at tree line, continue on a loop past East Twin Pass to the base of the Twin Peaks, or climb to a high lookout point above the lake. With a gentle grade leading through trees and tundra, and dramatic vistas of Eklutna Lake and close-up views of imposing East Twin Peak, the Twin Peaks Trail has something for everyone."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Chugiak
Distance: 7
Elevation Gain: 3,500 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 6 to 8 hours
Season: Best in the summer months
Local Contacts: Chugach State Park
Local Maps: USGS Anchorage B-6
Driving Directions: Directions to Twin Peaks Trail

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May 2018