McHugh Creek Day Use Area, Girdwood

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#9 of 12 in Nature in Anchorage
McHugh Creek Day Use Area is located in Girdwood. A visit to McHugh Creek Day Use Area represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Anchorage online travel planner to plot your vacation.
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  • Was there twenty years ago in July, first stop south of Anchorage on the way to Homer, great hour stop over, saw and photographed a few mountain rams there, jumping from rock to rock, and other wildli...  more »
  • On clear sunny days this trail offers wonderful views of Cook Inlet. Well defined trail, easy to locate and follow. Good public facilities.  more »
  • 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 »
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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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