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Address: Bodenburg Loop, Palmer, AK

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Hike the Butte

The long uphill was well worth the view from the top. We met lots of friendly hikers including little kids. The trip up took an hour and a half and the trip down 40 minutes.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Anne O
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The long uphill was well worth the view from the top. We met lots of friendly hikers including little kids. The trip up took an hour and a half and the trip down 40 minutes.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did this hike with 6 kids ages 2-8, and 4 adults. We started it from the south side and it appears to go straight up. The trail is not marked well and we lost it several times going up and down the butte, which resulted in scaling rocks and boulders while trying to help young children. We are all... More 

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Palmer, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

The Butte is what remains after the glaciers retreated eons ago in the Knik Valley in Palmer. There are two paths to climb the Butte. The northern route is more gradual with steps where needed and the southern route is more rugged. Views from the top are really interesting as to how the glaciers split around the Butte and carved... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Steep climb for a novice, well worth doing. Nice view at the top. Kinda dusty. Eye protection and a hat helps.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Great hike but very strenuous. Well designed and worth the time to get to the top and see the sights.

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Wasilla, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

The hike isn't the easiest, but the views are totally worth it. Amazing panaromic views of the Palmer area. Bring a lunch and enjoy the afternoon on top.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

It's a nice hike. Somewhat of a drive from Anchorage. Still, it's a nice hike. Would recommend for beginner to moderate hikers. There's a lot of stairs.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

I am 50 and it was a bit tough but worth it. There are parking area to start the hike. Go to the one that is farther west. The one with the stairs - State park area. Not the private park - apparently that is steeper yet.

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Palmer, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

The Butte is a very nice hike with good views of Matsu and Knik rivers the valley and Knik glacier. 2 routes up, one near Williams Reindeer Farm, the other at Mothershead on the opposite side. Make sure you go down the same trail you went up. It's about 3 miles between parking lots. Long walk for kids after a... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

This is a quick hike up the butte to see some stunning views. The trail can get quite steep, but the trail stewards have built stairs for most of that. Be prepared for very strong winds at the top and dress accordingly so that you can stay and soak it all in.

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