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When we have out of state visitors, if they are reasonably fit, I like to pack some sandwiches and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Laura B
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Palmer, Alaska
Not easy, but so short, the pain is over quickly. Worth it!

We saw lots of families on this trail, as well as older folks like ourselves. Except for 505 stairs... read more

Reviewed July 26, 2018
kayaklady2
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Washington State
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Bodenburg Loop, Palmer, AK
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed August 2, 2011

Bodenburg Butte is well known by locals, but this hike is worth a stop by anyone in reasonably decent shape. Views from the top include Matanuska Glacier and River, Palmer, and surrounding farms. Even if you hate steep drops, as I do, you will never...More

5  Thank aeh223
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Reviewed October 22, 2014

We did this hike after going a helicopter tour to Knik glacier. Maybe our enjoyment of this hike was lessened by having just done one of the highlights of our vacation but we found this hike to be very average. We hiked up the "dirty"...More

1  Thank rlse9
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we have out of state visitors, if they are reasonably fit, I like to pack some sandwiches and take them on this hike. The views showcase our beautiful valley very nicely.

Thank Laura B
Reviewed July 26, 2018

We saw lots of families on this trail, as well as older folks like ourselves. Except for 505 stairs and 750 feet elevation gain, most of the trail is fairly easy, wide and welcoming. Agencies and organizations have come together to make a muddy scramble...More

1  Thank kayaklady2
Reviewed July 9, 2018

WOW! what a great view of the valley. it only takes about a hour to climb, but it is well worth it. You can see for miles in all directions and the Mat-su river from there.

1  Thank shasamsamoyeds1151
Reviewed June 28, 2018

This was a fun hike. There are stairs most of the way up the Butte. The views from the top were great.

1  Thank rnrwagner
Reviewed June 18, 2018

There are two routes to get to the top. There is a longer more gentle climb and there is a more direct sweat inducing climb. Either way you should make it to the top in 20-40 minutes depending on the route and how fast you...More

2  Thank RolfSteiner100
Reviewed April 30, 2018

First there are two sides for accessing this butte: One offer steps, the other is more of a grueling hike. I chose the hard way up not realizing the other option was available. Unfortunately the mapping software I used was off as to where to...More

1  Thank 71travelman
Reviewed February 26, 2018

The Bodenburg Butte ("bYOOT") isn't very tall, but it involves around 500 steps up a steep wooden stairway if you up the "easy way" on the east and a series of steep paths/switchbacks if you go up the "hard way" on the south. I've always...More

Thank Jake G
Reviewed October 3, 2017 via mobile

Climbing the Butte is one of our favorite hikes in the area. It’s only .7 - 1 mile to the top—depending on which side you climb. Once you’ve reached the summit, views on alll sides are breathtaking.

Thank CCinAK
Reviewed September 20, 2017 via mobile

This was a quick hike before heading up to Hatcher pass. Really a great place. A geologist would love it. A bedrock knob smoothed over by glaciers and covered in loess that you can see blowing of the matanuska flood plain. Plus it is a...More

Thank Dr_Veritas
Reviewed September 12, 2017 via mobile

Well it is; but for my 3yr old that's too big to have in a baby pack and too small to hike without his hand held up steep inclines... we made it half way. It IS amazing and worth attempting though. It's my families first...More

1  Thank Jen B
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223maggie
June 29, 2017|
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Response from Jen B | Reviewed this property |
I've seen a lot of dogs on leashes;no signs
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March 19, 2016|
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Response from Anthony D | Reviewed this property |
I'd wait unless you have I've cleats. If you have cleats, it's just fine.
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