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Address: Bodenburg Loop, Palmer, AK
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Hiking the Butte

We hiked the Butte several times starting this early spring before the snow had even melted all the way to this summer for preparations for bigger hikes we were planning... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We hiked the Butte several times starting this early spring before the snow had even melted all the way to this summer for preparations for bigger hikes we were planning. (Resurrection Pass, Crow Pass). We have done both sides, and enjoy the view at the top!

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Palmer, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Fairly easy climb. Can use easy or challenging trail. The view is spectacular. Can be crowded on weekends, nice weather.

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

My brother-in-law has been trying to get me up the Butte for a couple of years now, but living in Anchorage and now Fairbanks has proven difficult in making it happen. We ended up hiking it for his bachelor party. It was a beautiful evening and I sure wished that I had shorts and my camel pack. We hiked up... More 

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Palmer, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This is a great trail to hike/climb, but you should be in moderately good shape to do it. Park on the south side for a steep initial climb, or in the north parking lot for a more gentle initial hike. Be sure to take a camera because the view is FABULOUS. The only thing that would make this better is... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Definitely worth the hike and the exercise. The hike is a little tough for kids under 5. Good view of teh valley from the top.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

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 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

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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