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“Amazing view worth the hike”
Review of Bodenburg Butte

Bodenburg Butte
Reviewed July 23, 2013

3 of us "mature" individuals have done this in 2011 & again now in 2013. It is worth the climb (it is a workout for us that are not in great shape but a very doable climb) to see the view & as it is a hidden gem. They have added lots more stairs the last year to make it safer on the Mothershead side where there is parking ($3) & restrooms at the start & end. This is a great 1 to 2 hour outing for any age group!

Thank AlaskaRed
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Reviewed July 4, 2013 via mobile

We are 2 adults and 3 kids ages 12, 6 and 4. I didn't know if my 4 year old would make it. She did! We had to carry her the last 1/4 mile but she did the majority herself. View is gorgeous at the top. Well worth it!

1  Thank carmenm382
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Reviewed June 30, 2013

360 degree views including Matanuska River, Knik Glacier and an aerial view of the reindeer farm to boot! Flat and bald on top - hence the views - but very steep going up so some fitness required. Very rewarding for less than 1 hour of exercise. Short and steep but views are sweet!

2  Thank JimmyP28
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Reviewed March 2, 2013

The trail is fairly easy climb to the top of the Butte. Wonderful views every where I looked. The dogs enjoyed the hike also. The reindeer farm is right by the butt and so this is fun also

Thank Marjorie707
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

This is a fairly fast hike, I think about 800 feet elevation gain--(45 minutes), a bit steep in a few parts if you aren't really a hiker--but safe enough for kids. The views on a clear day are awesome. You can see the Knik glacier and watch Cessna planes fly by. The only down side is it can get windy up there! And in June/July there can be mosquito issues at the beginning of the hike. Tip: there are two different paths up the mountain--make sure to take the same one down that you climbed up :)

2  Thank Arcticstar
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