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Arctic Valley, Anchorage

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  • Took a ride on a clear day to the top of Arctic Valley. Long slow assent and a little bumpy. Not many turnouts for photos because the trees have grown up. Got up to the Lodge and there was a private f...  more »
  • We were looking for somewhere else to pick berries besides flattop. We found this trail off Google. The drive up was a little bumpy, glad I was driving a rental car and not my own. The hike is steep b...  more »
  • Arctic Valley is a great place to walk your dog, take in some great views, and pick berries come August! For a less intense hike (compared to those like Flat Top) but one that will still get your hear...  more »
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  • Good beer and good service. Hiking and views are great. Skiing is convenient if you live in Anchorage.
  • OMG, ran out of gas, was stranded there going into hypothermia when a parade of about 6 MP radio cars rushed up toward me, lights and sirens blasting as I put it in neutral to free wheel off the mountain... They where only there to harrasse and threatened me plus 1 APD SUV sat in the shadows and watched it unfold . They left me alone to glide back to Anchorage in fear of my life...12 hrs later I finally get back to the crib frostbite on feet and dominate hand; I almost died 100 times that night and will not step foot on any other militarily controlled place the remainder of my shrinking life
  • An absolute blast! The tubing was fun, just make sure you keep an eye on the littles as the tubes go FAST!
  • Summer or winter this is our favorite outdoor playground, conveniently located 15 minutes out of Anchorage. Occasional bear activity, bring your spray and bells in spring. Arctic Valley isn't a state or municipal park, so your normal parking stickers won't work: it's $5 to park for the day, or $20 for an annual pass (well worth it). First timers should head straight through the valley to the back ridge, about 2 miles of easy hiking gently uphill on a well-worn trail. You'll be rewarded with vistas of Alaska's endless mountain ranges, and the South Fork River below. But once you're there, you'll also find the easiest trails up to the ridge lines. To the North lies a long ridgeline overlooking Eagle River, Anchorage, and the Ocean, eventually bringing you right back to the parking lot. Or you can traverse the Southern ridge to Rendezvous Peak. Especially if trekking the Northern ridgeline, be aware that there are active military installations, and I have seen MPs out with binoculars searching for trespassers.
  • Friendly mountain, great when Anchorage gets mid week snow, freshies for everyone
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