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McHugh Creek Recreation Area

Mile 112 Seward Highway, Girdwood, Anchorage, AK 99587
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Mile 112 Seward Highway, Girdwood, Anchorage, AK 99587
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Reviews (28)
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this walk. It can be a little challenging for visitors, but the fact that it's right off the highway and that there are lots of others making the trip allow for new hikers to try out their boots.

Thank mw13
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Great hike with outstandun mountain and bay water views- lots of bear activity from May thru September- greeted by 2. Grizzlies on trail- watch fir bear scat- travel either others- wear bells and talk

Thank Cocokayak
Reviewed 9 March 2017

I love this trail as it is close by the city but a bit isolated from all the noise. you can blueberry pick here and spot some local wildlife as well.

Thank Rosie J
Reviewed 9 October 2016

McHugh Creek Recreation Area is placed beside the main road 1 to Seward. A wonderful place with picnic tables. The road climbs up a few dozen meters above the sea level which gives the place a good point of view on Turnagain Arm . Also...More

Thank davidkalir
Reviewed 13 September 2016

But area is now closed for hiking due to a forest fire in August 2016. The trail is washed out and many fallen trees. They hope to open the trail next year.

Thank geraldmf
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Beautiful overlook. The fire changed the look. We'll see how erosion affects the area. Fee to park. Rest room. Belugas might be visible if you're lucky. The summer fireweed provides the extra splash of color.

Thank Becky H
Reviewed 30 August 2016

July wildfire has made this a study of how quickly life returns after a fire. We are SOOOO lucky the winds were not in a way to damage more homes. And even luckier that rains cam when they were so needed. I have not hiked...More

Thank michaelfU8928UH
Reviewed 23 August 2016

As old as I am I do love to just sit and watch the younger people hike this area it is a little rugged for me but the view of it is out of this world. You really need to see it.

Thank 123Edythe
Reviewed 17 July 2016

McHugh Creek Recreation Area along the Seward Highway is a well marked viewing site as well as an active recreational area. It is easy to walk along the paths for a few minutes away from the car or to plan a good hike as a...More

Thank mnhicks55
Reviewed 6 December 2015

My husband lived in Anchorage for almost 2 years. This is a hike we took last summer. It is pretty intense but well worth it.

Thank AndreaPPP
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will we will see bear here? thats not a bad thing I really hope to see bear while in Alaska
23 June 2015|
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ethan f
Is this a free thing you can do, like any parking fees.. or can you just pull up and go. And does it offer a bunch of scenery? How long would it take to see the area?
2 June 2015|
Response from AbsolutelyA-Z | Reviewed this property |
There is a parking lot that is free and a parking lot that requires a fee. You can park in the free parking lot and go. You can spend as much time as you wish to. You can see a lot of great views in just a short time from... More