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McHugh Creek Recreation Area

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Address: Mile 112 Seward Highway, Girdwood, AK 99587

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Nice place for a good hike, good trail without a lot of climbing. Pretty open area surrounding the trail so you can see surroundings a good amount of the time. Great view of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Nice place for a good hike, good trail without a lot of climbing. Pretty open area surrounding the trail so you can see surroundings a good amount of the time. Great view of the inlet and mountains from the entry area, also some nice waterfalls.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

McHugh Creek is the first left on the Seward Highway after Potter Marsh and the residential area, about 6 miles south. There is a beautiful waterfall into a small pond, and trail access to several locals. Carry your pepper spray as there are bears, sheep, an occasional moose, and a gorgeous view of the inlet. If you have a picnic... More 

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Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Beautiful waterfalls within short walking distance, and beautiful view of Beluga Point too. It is landscaped for easy access, and it is easy to pull off the main road to see it. There are great photos to be taken from here too.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

If you just want a short hike to the waterfalls which is actually just steps away from the parking lot or hike for the day this is the place to go. But be sure to bring bear spray as you are most definitely going to see a bear. What an awesome place just outside of Anchorage to hike around for... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

There are a million places to stop along Seward Highway, but McHugh Creek is well worth it. In a few short steps, you've found the creek, and the stop is worth it.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

Love the new deck they have overlooking the waterfall. It is a beautiful place and I highly recommend taking pictures. Lots of space for picnics and BBQ

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Anchorage, Alaska, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

When I am on call for the weekend, and can't venture far, my first pick for a bright sunny day lies just a few miles south of Anchorage, mile 112 of the Seward Highway. My first visit to McHugh Creek, I was alone, looking for an inspiring view to enjoy my lunch break. With picnic tables overlooking Turnagain Arm, and... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

Just 20 minutes outside of Anchorage, there it is - the wild. Traffic can still be heard, but near the creek, the roar of rushing water makes its presence known more loudly. A refreshing break from the "buzz" of the city! Gets crowded at peak times and parking is limited; off hours are best for this special spot.

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Anchorage
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

Pay a lot to park here, but the hike is nice, and the creek, waterfall and pond are pretty. There's a good (and easy) trail through the woods with some good lookouts, heading north to the next recreation area parking lot.

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Santee, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

Lots of nature and a good hike. We did not make it all the way to the creek so can't review on that but what we did see was beautiful. There is also a camp host(?) that parks in the lot you leave your car in so we felt a little safer.

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Address: Address: Mile 112 Seward Highway, Girdwood, AK 99587
Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Girdwood

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