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Address: Bodenburg Loop, Palmer, AK
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Enjoyable, Challenging, & Beautiful

Our family loves this hike, it's a little bit challenging, there's ample time to talk and enjoy conversation with each other, and the scenery is wonderful! I've gone on this hike... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Anthony D
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Wasilla, Alaska
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Wasilla, Alaska
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family loves this hike, it's a little bit challenging, there's ample time to talk and enjoy conversation with each other, and the scenery is wonderful! I've gone on this hike five times now and every time Love it.

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Thank Anthony D
Palmer, Alaska
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

We hike the Butte several times a year, for a quick hike that rewards with phenomenal views. There are two trails to choose from, the Mothershead trail, which is the easier trail of the two, with the final part to the top being stairs, or the South side trail which is steeper and dustier, but provides amazing views the entire... More 

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Thank akdbs
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 via mobile

What an awesome hike this is! Starts off a little steep and challenging but when you get to the top the 360 view of the Matanuska River Valley is absolutely beautiful! This hike only takes about 45 minutes to the top of the mountain.

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Thank Dan W
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7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

We love climbing the Butte, especially the Mothershead trail side. Parking can be difficult on nice days, and the $5 fee gets old if you don't buy a pass. The views are always incredible.

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Thank Sean W
Alaska
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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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Thank LoneTraveling
Palmer, Alaska
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65 reviews
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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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Thank alaskamusher
Fairbanks, Alaska
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105 reviews
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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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76 reviews
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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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Thank Julie J
Atlanta, Georgia
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49 reviews
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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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Thank Sevy P
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11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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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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