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“A nice hike”

McHugh Creek Recreation Area
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$169.00*
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Anchorage Winter Twilight Photo Tour
Ranked #19 of 39 things to do in Girdwood
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Anchorage
Level 6 Contributor
113 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“A nice hike”
Reviewed July 22, 2012

Pay a lot to park here, but the hike is nice, and the creek, waterfall and pond are pretty. There's a good (and easy) trail through the woods with some good lookouts, heading north to the next recreation area parking lot.

Visited June 2012
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Santee, California
Level 6 Contributor
198 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“BEAUTIFUL”
Reviewed July 12, 2012

Lots of nature and a good hike. We did not make it all the way to the creek so can't review on that but what we did see was beautiful. There is also a camp host(?) that parks in the lot you leave your car in so we felt a little safer.

Visited July 2012
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Anchorage, Alaska
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Not in Girdwood!”
Reviewed February 13, 2012

This spot is located closer to Anchorage than it is to Girdwood.  It can be incredibly windy here (downright dangerous during strong storms).  Bears also roam the area in summer (watch for warning signs).  Nice picnic area overlooking Turnagain Arm.  Also the starting point for a great trail into the Chugach State Park.  Small waterfall.

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Anchorage, Alaska
Level 6 Contributor
122 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“McHugh Creek RA”
Reviewed January 28, 2012

Nice spot, little crowded on weekends and summer. Trail can be muddy & skeeters can be thick. Watch out for bears. Have spooked many on the upper reaches of this trail as it passes from treeline to alpine tundra. Consider going the opposite direction from Rabbit Lake.

Visited June 2011
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Anchorage, Alaska
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“waterfalls”
Reviewed December 30, 2011

One of my favorite places to visit during the summer absolutely gorgeous.

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