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McHugh Creek Recreation Area

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Address: Mile 112 Seward Highway, Girdwood, AK 99587
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This creek has such great memories. As a kid my parents would take me here on our way from anchorage to soldotna, now I had the chance to stop and show my kids. Had a great time... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This creek has such great memories. As a kid my parents would take me here on our way from anchorage to soldotna, now I had the chance to stop and show my kids. Had a great time hiking around and enjoying the memories and making new ones with my kids.

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Eagle River, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This is a multi-use area that includes trailer parking, campground, picnic tables, and trail heads for the adventurous who want to get a great view of the Turnagain and see some incredible old growth trees and lush vegetation. Easy, close parking next to the Seward highway along the Turnagain arm with a modest $5 day parking fee. There’s a lower... More 

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Highland, Illinois, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

A short drive from Anchorage, amazing views of the inlet on the way to McHugh Creek. This is a fee paid parking lot, right off the lot there is a nice waterfall. The trail is nice, but we did not go that far. There is a place for a picnic area. Some nice views.

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

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