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Chugach State Park

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Address: Mile 115 Seward Highway, Girdwood, AK 99587
Phone Number: +1 907 694 2108
Activities: Rock climbing, Hiking
Description: This 495,000-acre state park includes Flattop Mountain, the most climbed...
This 495,000-acre state park includes Flattop Mountain, the most climbed mountain in Alaska.
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A wonderful park, with loads of trails to explore

Many trails for every hiker -- be sure to buy a trail guide or park map so that you can evaluate which trail may be right for you. Remember that when a trail in Alaska is rated... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
JustPhyllis
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Altavista, Virginia
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Altavista, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Many trails for every hiker -- be sure to buy a trail guide or park map so that you can evaluate which trail may be right for you. Remember that when a trail in Alaska is rated as difficult, they are not kidding. Be safe.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Saw the wild moose wandering around the park grazing! Can't say anything that I did not like about Chugach State Park!

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Kailua, Hawaii
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198 reviews 198 reviews
86 attraction reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The snow was mostly melted (in the middle of February?) so I decided to hike around the park a bit. I pulled off in the Bird Creek area and hiked a couple of the easier trails around. So many beautiful scenes at every turn. Many colorful birds. Trails were marked with informational signs as well. Overall, a great way to... More 

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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Ok so we'll presume you know about bears and how to look after yourself in the backcountry. Great area for hiking with clear trails and absolutely breath taking views. However it's all close to civilisation so day trips really work. The Rangers are really helpful. The rock isn't.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I live one block from Chugach State Park in Anchorage, AK and I would have to say the reason we bought our house. Awesome trails that I can walk with my dog, husband, Family and friends. Almost always see wildlife and it is a beautiful park. I would highly recommend to any outdoor enthusiast. Right now my Husband is photographing... More 

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Lewisburg, West Virginia
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147 reviews 147 reviews
83 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

It was very cool to watch the salmon spawn right below your feet. Such a neat walkway where this could be observed. The Chugach is clean and awesome.

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Sarasota, FL
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Beautiful drive for a couple of hours before heading to the airport. As with all our Alaska drives the views were amazing. Would like to have been able to see more but alas our time was up.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We were in Alaska a week before sending our son to University of Alaska at Anchorage. So, there was some rush involved in this location (laundry, trips to Walmart for school stuff). We visited lovely Seward and on the way back my darling wanted to go straight back to Anchorage, but mom took a left. Holy cow. We hiked up... More 

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Chicago
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Hike to Exit glacier - easy hike and fantastic view. Highly recommend if you're in Seward anyway to do a day cruise. Don't need a guide. Stop at the ranger office if you have questions.

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Arkansas
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60 reviews 60 reviews
11 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This is a gorgeous location, but so is every thing around here. We pulled off the highway at the campground at Eklutna Lake to take a bathroom break and stretch our legs on our way down to Seward from Anchorage. The latrine toilets there are pristine clean and easy to get in and out of on a mobility device. But... More 

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