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Address: Bodenburg Loop, Palmer, AK

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This is a very easy hike. About 3/4 of the way up you begin to take stairs to the top. The view is absolutely phenomenal! The top gives you 360 degree view including a one of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

This is a very easy hike. About 3/4 of the way up you begin to take stairs to the top. The view is absolutely phenomenal! The top gives you 360 degree view including a one of Alaska's glaciers. So worth the hike to the top.

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Palmer, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is a local favorite hike of any Matsu Valley resident or guests/tourists. The trail head has a small parking lot with a State Park fee of $5.00 per day.The trail is wide, grass, dirt and gravel. after a rain, it can be muddy in places. In tge winter, use ice trax cand walking sticks with points due to ice.... More 

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Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is a great family hike in the Mat-Su valley that features a nice walk through the forest, but quickly tops out on top of a big rock that sits in the flat plain of the valley. It is called a butte, but in geologic terms it is really a glacier erratic, a large rock left behind as the glacier... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The Butte is amazing but the climb not so much. There are two trails one is for seniors and has stairs, 400 about. The other is kind of strenuous but organized. I rated this very good because I didn't see and signs for were the stairs were. The view was the best.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I run a small motel in Palmer and many of my guests ask which MOUNTAIN they should climb, I tell them all before they tackle LAZY or MAT they need to conquer the BUTTE, Many come back and say it is the perfect hike for beginners and those with small children. The views are amazing and there are two sides... More 

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Wasilla, AK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Very fun hike that delivers a stunning 360 degree view of the Mat-Su valley. The stairs are a workout but they are well maintained and the trail is well traveled, so no animal issues to speak of.

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Warren, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

View was very nice but there are eroded braided trails everywhere. They are straight up and down in some places. I hate to see land abused like that.

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Bedford, Virginia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The Butte as it is know by up there is worth the climb. There are two routes to take up to the top. One is longer and les steep. The other has over 400 steps on the trail to the top. That is the route I took up it. It was a tough climb up the stairs. Once at the... More 

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mariainak
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

My husband and I took our sons to the Butte and the five year old hiked it himself. Trail is well-maintained and has stairs. Not a hard hike. We used the Mat-Su Borough side. Buy a pro-rated parking pass from the borough in Palmer and hike all you want!

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This is a great day hike, real feeling of accomplishment (it's the highest point for several miles) without being too challenging. It takes less than an hour, but it's a 35 minute drive from Anchorage, so it works out to be a full day really. The south side path is much steeper and there's a paid parking lot.

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Address: Bodenburg Loop, Palmer, AK
Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Palmer

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