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McHugh Creek Day Use Area, Anchorage

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#11 of 17 in Nature in Anchorage
National Park · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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  • This was a perfect way to break up our drive from Denali to Seward. The area is very nice. The waterfall is right there and a short walk away is this beautiful creek that feeds the waterfall. We did.....  more
    This was a perfect way to break up our drive from Denali to Seward. The area is very nice. The waterfall is right there and a short walk away is this beautiful creek that feeds the waterfall. We did.....  more »
  • My family and I are locals and have lived in Alaska for over 20 years. We took our four kids hiking here early spring and we encountered a brown bear right off the paved path not an exciting Bear... 
    My family and I are locals and have lived in Alaska for over 20 years. We took our four kids hiking here early spring and we encountered a brown bear right off the paved path not an exciting Bear...  more »
  • Great area. Very clean. Awesome views!!!!!! Would highly recommend even for an inexperienced hiker. Worth the stop 
    Great area. Very clean. Awesome views!!!!!! Would highly recommend even for an inexperienced hiker. Worth the stop  more »
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  • very green wet and wet
  • I have been drawing fresh water from this creek for over 30 years. The area around the parking lot is getting trashed because neither State Parks nor the visitors understand how to maintain trails. Specifically, there needs to be education and community involvement in order to keep the trails maintained and prevent unnecessary devastation to the vegetation which leads to "compaction" of the soil. Compaction atop tree roots often.kills the roots which then causes more fallen trees. More fallen trees leads to many more fallen trees. There are simple solutions.
  • Always a beautiful spot and small creek waterfall. Just hearing the water roar is so relaxing. Light Breezy day to keep bugs at bay
  • Beautiful. Be careful of bears as signs are posted. Carry bear spray or a gun and best to travel with a friend, hopefully a fat friend so if u see a bear you can run ahead. :)
  • Great little water falls here. Plenty of parking both below and above the falls. We also saw some sheep way up high on the mountain behind the falls. Really good strip on our way to Homer.

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