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737 W 5th Ave
737 W 5th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501, USAWe meet at our office above the Glacier Brewhouse. If you are looking at the main entrance to Brewhouse (from 5th Ave), we are through the orange door 10 feet to the right, and up the stairs.
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    Chugach State Park
    Stop: 5 hours -
    Looking for a decent challenge with not much difficulty while experiencing the wonders of Alaska? This is the hike for you. Depending on trail & weather conditions, and availability, we’ll take you to one of two very special areas of the state park where flora and fauna abound. Both trails are equally spectacular in a winter setting. Begin by enjoying a scenic drive to the trailhead while chatting about the history of the State Park. Once at our destination, we will encounter pristine glaciated waters while traversing small rolling hills. Learn about the local ecology and exotic vegetation that inhabit the area such as giant spruce trees, cow parsnip and devil’s club. At the halfway point we will enjoy some lunch featuring local Alaskan berries, fruit, smoked salmon, and a variation on a classic: a sun butter & jelly sandwich. Plus, we’ll serve hot drinks on cold days. The area is prime for seeing moose, dall sheep, and maybe even a bear (when they are awake)! Plus, there are many species of small mammals and birds we may encounter. Speaking of moose and bear, all our guides are experienced in the back country and will educate you on animal safety before we set out. Both locations offer amazing payoffs around every corner with picturesque views, giving credence to the fact that you don’t have to stray far from Anchorage to see and feel the real Alaskan wilderness! Experience Requirements: During the winter, we may use micro-spikes or snowshoes depending on trail conditions. No experienced required, but you should be able to walk at least 7 miles on flat pavement, or 5 miles of uneven rolling terrain over the course of roughly 4 hours. Some parts of trail are steep and hilly, placing additional stress on areas of the body not impacted by level terrain. Not recommended for those with cardiac or respiratory issues/illness. May be difficult for those with severe joint issues. If you have any dietary restrictions, please let us know and we will accommodate you with a different snack option.
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Departure Point
737 W 5th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501, USA
Departure Time
10:00 AM
Duration
5h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Day Packs, Trekking Poles, Micro-spikes or Snowshoes
  • Bottled water - Reusable bottles filled with water
  • Coffee and/or Tea - Yerba Mate, and caffeinated/non-caffeinated options with thermos
  • Snacks - Sun Butter & Jelly Sandwich, Fruit, Smoked Salmon
Exclusions
  • No hotel, B&B, Air B&B, or other accommodation pickups. Must meet at designated meeting location.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Participation waiver signature required prior to departure.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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By: Hike Alaska
9 reviews
NightWish369
Utqiagvik, Alaska
511
Experience of lifetime
Mathhew is such a wonderful friend !!! Best tour ever! I had a blast while hiking in such beautiful scenery
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justalmar
10
Frozen Barbara Falls
It was a great time learning about the backwoods of Anchorage. Seeing a frozen waterfall was amazing! Definitely
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Trishafra
20
Awesome hike with lots of learning
Matt is AWESOME. Not only did he serve this beautiful country, he also shares his knowledge of nature and Alaska.
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civileng30
20
Great Customer Service
Was visiting Anchorage for a couple days and only had one day to fit in some hiking. Matt with Hike Alaska was
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Claire L
20
Matt's hike was just what we wanted
If you want to take a hike in the Chugach but don't know where to go or want to have a guide, then go with Go Hike
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860jeffi
Fairfax, Virginia
12838
Amazing time
Matt set up a great time with us. He listened to what we wanted and didn’t want to do and came up with a great
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Julio S
30
Looing for An Awesome Time!
is hike was exactly what I was looking for during my trip to Anchorage! Matt picked us up and headed out gave some
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Maki P
Seminyak, Indonesia
60
Beautiful Scenery - Brilliant Guides
We had a gorgeous day hike to Flattop and beyond to Peaks 1 & 2 with Matt and Taylor. These guys are excellent !
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JeanineM164
20
Outstanding guided hike experience at Hatcher Pass
We felt blessed to find Matt and Hike Alaska. Matt listened to what we were looking for and helped us select an
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  • Languages Offered: English
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