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Lake Eklutna

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Address: Chugach State Park, Anchorage, AK
Phone Number: 907-345-5014

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This is one of my favorite hiking spots near Anchorage! There's everything you'd want to do here - hiking, walking trails, kayaking, biking, ATVs, horseback riding, camping, and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

This is one of my favorite hiking spots near Anchorage! There's everything you'd want to do here - hiking, walking trails, kayaking, biking, ATVs, horseback riding, camping, and even an icecream shop :) The lake and trails are big enough that even during the busy season, you're not bumping into other people which is a plus. There is a small... More 

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Girdwood, Alaska
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86 reviews 86 reviews
30 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Eklutha Lake recreation area has hiking trails, 4x4 trails, mountain biking, kayaking, with beautiful scenic vistas. It is only a 30 minute drive form Anchorage, making it a perfect place to play after work or while on vaca in Anchorage.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Easy hiking paths, beautiful Lake, no paved paths, but easy packed down paths, views breathe taking, we enjoyed it

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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114 reviews 114 reviews
15 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This lake area in Chugach State Park is almost indescribable in beauty. Take your family, take your friends, take a picnic, take a kayak...take your gun, because there ARE bears. Whoever or whatever you want to take, GO. Behold the spectacle of God's creation and give praise and thanks!

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

one of the prettiest sites I saw when I first came up to spend a few months in AK. The glacier blue water against a blue sky nestled in between snow capped mountains is quiet a site. I want to go back to do the bike train and/or hike because all we did was walk around by the lake although... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Our hiking and biking group met at the trail head; a party of 8 then proceeded to bike the bike trail to the airport area; we then locked our bikes and headed to the glacier where we put on our cramptons and traversed the glacier. it was a 12 m rt excursion with an exhilarating finish.

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Middleton, Wisconsin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

You are rewarded at the end of this hike with beautiful views of the lake below and mountains around you. You can keep going past the bench, however it's at your own risk as there is a much better chance of encountering bears.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

great place to go for a hike or bike ride. Beautiful lake setting, and some competition with ATVs. Kayak options are also available.

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Kalispell, Montana
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Went there on my daughters birthday. We spent a day kayaking around on the amazing blue/green water. But if you want to pay you can rent a kayak to take to the end of the lake and then use one of their mountain bikes to ride back. Lots of hiking that we weren't able to do. Amazing place!

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Alaska
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

There's a great dirt trail/road around the lake that takes you clear to the other end. Along the way there are plenty of climbing opportunities up the "B" Peaks (check google maps to see what I mean). At the far end is the old airstrip and heading up the river you can reach The Mitre pretty easily. From there it's... More 

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