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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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Great even in winter

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
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Kailua, Hawaii
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Kailua, Hawaii
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184 reviews 184 reviews
84 attraction reviews
147 helpful votes 147 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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118 reviews 118 reviews
70 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
6 helpful votes 6 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
10 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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Northeast Ohio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Our group headed up Bird Ridge for a "3 hour tour." I was sore for three days after this hike to the point but the views were well worth it. We only had some lightweight binoculars but we were able to watch a herd of dall sheep on a nearby mountain. Next time I'd take a scope with more range... More 

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Middletown, Delaware
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We camped here a couple of nights. Like all of the state parks in Alaska the place is pristine and beautiful. There are latrines, fire pits and well marked camping sites. Very affordable.

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