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McHugh Creek Day Use Area, Girdwood

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  • Very pretty area. There's a waterfall, hiking trails, restrooms & picnic tables. My brother who lives in Anchorage took my grandson and I for a hike along a trail, it was so serene, lush and beautiful...  more »
  • This was a nice stop along the turnagain arm. We love waterfalls so it was a must stop for us. The slight climb to the overview was easy and offered a very beautiful panoramic. We didn't hike much of ...  more »
  • This stop my family really enjoyed. From the easy hikes, the picturesque views of Turnagain and the mountains to the babbling creek we ended up spending a lot more time here than I anticipated. It was...  more »
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  • If you're looking for a place to have a large group picnic then consider the McHugh Creek Recreation Area. There are plenty of picnic tables and parking here. The only caution is the chance of having a large moose visit. The McHugh Creek is beautiful and worth the trip, so enjoy a BBQ next the creek.
  • Never been to the top of the hike but I've been on the trails and in the parking area below. It's all well maintained. It is a very scenic area with a gorgeous view of the Inlet.
  • Well marked parking area for trail access. Great view of Turnagain Arm.
  • Amazing views. Great place to hike.
  • Nice place to spot and stretch the legs. Nice walk and beautiful views.

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