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Bodenburg Butte

Bodenburg Loop, Palmer, AK
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Ranked #4 of 20 Attractions in Palmer
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Hiking Trails, Geologic Formations
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Rice Lake, Wisconsin
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

We did this hike after going a helicopter tour to Knik glacier. Maybe our enjoyment of this hike was lessened by having just done one of the highlights of our vacation but we found this hike to be very average. We hiked up the "dirty" side, it lived up to its name and the hike was steep, dusty, and hot... More

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Eagle River, Alaska
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191 reviews 191 reviews
67 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

A pretty ride down the old Glenn hwy takes you right to this little gem. Actually the old Glenn past the eklutna tail race through the little town of Butte is amazing. The old cars rusting out there will stun you. Back to the hike. Matsu Parking is 5.00 per day but that's the same for state parks. The walk... More

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Palmer, Alaska, United States
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63 reviews 63 reviews
23 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Awesome hike with great photo opportunities. Good parking area and very safe place for everyone. It is even a good place to take your dogs.

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Palmer, Alaska
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Two sides offer a great afternoon hike. Beautiful view from the top. Good for all hiking ability levels.

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Chandler, Arizona
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16 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

We went up the side with stairs. It's paved until the last 100 yards into the parking lot so you can get here without violating your rental car agreement. The hike itself is about 1.5 miles each way with about 400 stairs when you get near the top (about the last 1/2 mile). If you can't handle the stairs, there... More

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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Great for kids and active people! Some portions of the Butte are steep, but it is well worth the view.

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Alaska
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This is a great hike and very popular -- both sides have lots of adults/kids/dogs -- you can hike up one side and down the other or you can hike up and then come back down the same way. If you hike up and over I suggest you have two people and park one vehicle on each side; otherwise the... More

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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This is a well maintained trail with many stairs as you get closer to the top. It was a beautiful view of the area from the top.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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66 reviews 66 reviews
51 attraction reviews
174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

The path up the steep side starts just down the road from the Reindeer Farm. There is a parking lot just off the road. There are no steps on this side, and the path is uphill the whole way. My kids (ages 7, 9 and 13) had no trouble scampering up, but the adults huffed and puffed! We had to... More

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Lakeland, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

What a great challenge. We climbed starting at the parking lot around the corner from the Reindeer Farm. The side that is not maintained. It took us around 45 min to make it to the top and it was absolutely worth it. The glacier was easily seen today. Views were great.

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