Twin Peaks Trail

Eagle River, Alaska 99577

Twin Peaks Trail

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"Twin Peaks Trail is one Chugach’s most popular trails—and with good reason. It combines great scenery with adventure, Alaskan wilderness, and opportunity for exploration. The trail gains an elevation of 1,500 feet and affords extraordinary views of Eklutna Lake and Twin Peaks.

East Twin Peak climbs to 5,873 feet; West Twin is 5,401 feet. The trail is steep but easy to follow. On some days you will literally be walking in the clouds. There are a couple of benches along the first part of the trail where you can sit and take a break or just pause to marvel at the outstanding views of the valley and Twin Peaks."

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Hiking Alaska: A Guide to Alaska's Greatest Hiking Adventures (Falcon Guides)
Mollie Foster
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"This trail includes day hikes to longer ridgeline options with spectacular views of Eklutna Lake, the Mat Valley, and the tallest group of peaks in Chugach State Park. Mountain slopes bursting with wildflowers, bright creeks tumbling over rocky streambeds, bands of Dall sheep grazing in high meadows, and golden eagles riding the air currents above—this is what the country around Twin Peaks is all about. The 2.5-mile Twin Peaks Trail, an old roadway that’s closed to motor vehicles and bicycles, is the hiker’s highway into the alpine terrain below the craggy summits of Twin Peaks. The maintained trail ends at a fine viewpoint, and several unmaintained hiking routes branch off from there."

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Trails in Alaska are rarely this even and easy to hike. The trail is dirt/gravel and I was pleased with my choice of footwear: tennis shoes. That being said, it's an uphill hike the entire way, and we often found ourselves winded. We made it a few hundred feet past the bench, which we calculated was about 2 and a half miles from the trailhead. Lots of other hikers were out enjoying this hike. We've seen a black bear and her cubs at the treeline in the past. The payoff, the view, was stunning. We could see the entire length of Eklutna.

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Trail Information

Eagle River
Nearby City
1,500 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
8 to 10 hours
Spring, summer, fall
USGS Anchorage
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