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Mile 112 Seward Highway, Girdwood, Anchorage, AK 99587
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Reviewed October 16, 2018

We didn't know what to expect when we stopped here. We just started walking and walking up and up the trail. And found some beautiful water/falls and scenery. It was a pleasant surprise! There was no one else here as it is the off season....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank davidjensen399
Reviewed August 30, 2018

This was a surprisingly beautiful and unplanned stop. We walked up a set of steps and then down to a stream. Walked around and took pictures - stood in the stream - beautiful quick stop.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 19, 2018

Told by friends to make sure we stopped and we are so glad we did. It is a beautiful waterfall, peaceful, tucked away in the mountain. You would have no idea that such beauty was so close to the highway. Don't pass up the chance...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank missyf8
Reviewed June 20, 2018

We flew into Anchorage a few days before our cruise left Seward & did the Turnagain Arm Drive & the Portage Valley drive (which can both be found on alaska.org) - not sure if I can put a hyper link here. There is plenty of...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank BrussoDallas
Reviewed April 30, 2018 via mobile

I took a nice hike on the Turnaround Trail starting at McHugh Creek Recreational Area yesterday. The trail climbs for a few hundred feet before running along the ridge above the Turnaround Arm of Cook Inlet. It is a nice hike with beautiful views and...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank billhJ9315IW
Reviewed October 25, 2017

Was there twenty years ago in July, first stop south of Anchorage on the way to Homer, great hour stop over, saw and photographed a few mountain rams there, jumping from rock to rock, and other wildlife...the mountain rams made my day and great photos...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed August 23, 2017 via mobile

On clear sunny days this trail offers wonderful views of Cook Inlet. Well defined trail, easy to locate and follow. Good public facilities.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank theottomatic1
Reviewed July 26, 2017 via mobile

Very pretty area. There's a waterfall, hiking trails, restrooms & picnic tables. My brother who lives in Anchorage took my grandson and I for a hike along a trail, it was so serene, lush and beautiful.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank annmP4932ND
Reviewed June 24, 2017

This was a nice stop along the turnagain arm. We love waterfalls so it was a must stop for us. The slight climb to the overview was easy and offered a very beautiful panoramic. We didn't hike much of the trail itself because it started...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Keabu
Reviewed May 31, 2017

This stop my family really enjoyed. From the easy hikes, the picturesque views of Turnagain and the mountains to the babbling creek we ended up spending a lot more time here than I anticipated. It was also clean but the bathroom facilities needed a little...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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ethan f
June 2, 2015|
Response from AbsolutelyA-Z | Reviewed this property |
There is a parking lot that is free and a parking lot that requires a fee. You can park in the free parking lot and go. You can spend as much time as you wish to. You can see a lot of great views in just a short time from... More