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Reviewed September 26, 2018

We thought Denali was big, but the Chugach National Forest consists of around 6 million acres of land. It surrounds Prince William Sound and spills over on to the Kenai Peninsula which is where we passed through it. It is the 2nd largest National Park...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed July 19, 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed a visit to this National Forest. Didn’t have the opportunity to hike but enjoyed the top notch visitor’s center (and NP passport stamp!) and boat ride on Portage Lake to view Portage Glacier up close. Highly recommend!

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 9, 2018

We made a first stop in Chugach National Forest near Girdwood and two hours later we were still in it as we arrived Seward. Fishing season was just about to begin, and the first fishers were starting to arrive. RV rental people were starting to...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed May 16, 2018

I have to tell people that this is a true rain forest, so be prepared for the wet weather. It is likely to rain or snow there just about every day depending on the location. In the spring and summer, this forest is very lush...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Darlene L
Reviewed September 14, 2017

We drove the Chugach National Forest en route from Seward to Anchorage. For about 40 miles, the Turnagain Arm was on the left side of the highway, and the Chugach National Forest was on the right side. It covers most of the eastern part of...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed August 31, 2017

This is a great National Forest with lots to offer (and lots of mosquitoes too!). Camp, hike, fish, ATV, endless opportunities. The part of the forest outside of Cordova, Alaska is very accessible from the Copper River Highway.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed August 25, 2017

The most beautiful lake that we visited on our trip. We stopped here for lunch and were very surprised to find the place almost deserted. If we come back we would definitely stay at this campground. It is unbelievably picturesque.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed June 30, 2017

We hiked the Haystack trail.. very well maintained and a great hike with awesome views. The gravel road gets more and more rutted the further you go.. so you have to go slow but it was fine.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed May 18, 2017

My wife and I enjoyed the Chugach National Forest on our visit to Trail Lake Lodge during our 'Natural Wonders of Alaska' tour with Titan Travel in May 2016. Our motor coach made a stop at Moose Pass for afternoon tea at Trail Lake Lodge...More

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed April 21, 2017 via mobile

We headed toward Girdwood which you drive along the coastline through the Chugach National Forest. Simply beautiful scenery very camera friendly. Spring thaw was going on so many waterfalls off the rock formations. Plenty of hiking trails - very lovely!

Date of experience: April 2017
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Response from Martin S | Reviewed this property |
Hi Peggy, There's a small booklet available at the tourist office downtown and most grocery stores with a list of all the (official) trails and facts about them, estimate of difficulty, vertical distance, etc. The gamut... More
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