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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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Alaska
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Howell, Michigan
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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

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Palmer, Alaska
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

This hike is easy to moderate, with beautiful views when you reach the top. It is about 1.5 miles each way and you can do it in 1.5-2 hours at a leisurely pace. There are two trails, the west side is more meandering and gradual with stairs part of the way. The south side is steeper and does not have... More

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Palmer, Alaska
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

There are two sides to hike up the Butte. We went on the old side and it was very easy for the kids to handle. The new side is easy also, just lots of stairs and less of a view till you get to the top.

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Palmer, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

You get a spectacular 360* view of Knik Glacier, Pioneer Peak, the Cook Inlet, and all of the Valley. Bring camera it is a good hike and you do not want to go down and get it. No bathroom or water on top so plan. Bring bug spray for the hike through woods on maintained paths.

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Palmer, Alaska
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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Climb the Butte, circumnavigate the Butte, see the reindeer. Drive up to the Matanuska Glacier off the old Glenn. Great views from up top.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

I went with my family here to the Bodenburg Butte for a well deserved hiking trip while we were staying with some friends in Alaska over the summer, and I must say, it was absolutely gorgeous! When we arrived we ended up taking the more difficult path on the East(?) side, and I will say it was definitely more difficult... More

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