We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Bodenburg Butte

Bodenburg Loop, Palmer, AK
Improve this listing
Ranked #3 of 20 Attractions in Palmer
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Hiking Trails, Geologic Formations
11 visitor photos
Write a Review

48 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    32
    14
    1
    0
    1
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Eagle River, Alaska
Top Contributor
180 reviews 180 reviews
66 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Palmer, Alaska, United States
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Palmer, Alaska
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chandler, Arizona
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
16 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Alaska
Contributor
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Senior Contributor
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cincinnati, Ohio
Top Contributor
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lakeland, Florida
Contributor
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Howell, Michigan
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We only had a short time to hike up and back but it was certainly worth the trip. Views from the top were spectacular. It was a steep hike, especially at the top (with about 414 stairs to climb). Young folks in the parking lot told us that they went up in 25 minutes. An older woman said 45 and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Bodenburg Butte also viewed

 

Been to Bodenburg Butte? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Bodenburg Butte, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing