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Short but sweet hike

Climbing the Butte is one of our favorite hikes in the area. It’s only .7 - 1 mile to the... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2017
Palmer, Alaska
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Quick hike up

This was a quick hike before heading up to Hatcher pass. Really a great place. A geologist would... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2017
Port Angeles, Washington
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Bodenburg Loop, Palmer, AK
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Reviewed 4 October 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 21 September 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 13 September 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

Thank Jennifer B
Reviewed 29 August 2017

The manager at the Pioneer Motel offered the services of her son to take my grand kids on a hike. They had a blast.He even flew his drone and took videos of them. It is an amazing view

Thank rainiedazeceations
Reviewed 26 August 2017

My husband and I rode horses from the reindeer farm to the top of this butte. We could see hikers in the distance so you can hike it for free if you wish. You will be rewarded with a beautiful 360 view of the area...More

Thank intheknowtoo
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Ok, reading other review before, I have to add that this hike is not for every one. First you have to find it, look for the West trail, its in a neighborhood. You have to pay parking in a little envelop, so have $5 cash...More

Thank CoffeeMust
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

It ended up being an unusually hot day when we hiked the butte. The many stairs at the end left me feeling my calves for a few days afterward. However the views at the top were well worth every step- could see all the way...More

Thank Jennie O
Reviewed 28 July 2017

One of the local favorites for a day hike. View at the top is worth the 1 mile + hike up. Trail is well maintained. Stairs in place for the steepest areas to make it easy for all. Fun for children and easy/safe for them...More

Thank jennazag
Reviewed 22 July 2017

We take this hike at least once or twice a year. The best route is the west side. Looks like there is new, much larger parking lot going in, this was needed so much. There is a $5 fee to park unless you have a...More

Thank cml101
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

If you want a fun couple hour or less hike climb the Butte. It's a beautiful panoramic view at the top of the Valley.

Thank MomsterAK
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Response from Jennifer B | Reviewed this property |
I've seen a lot of dogs on leashes;no signs
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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.